My nephew was recently picked on and called names that hurt his feelings and he cried. He is 8 years old. His mom posts reads: Breaks my heart when kids pick on my son. He is such a sensitive boy and words do hurt. Bless his heart, he told me (with big crocodile tears in […]
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I posted something on the blog. And I thought the best way to start blogging again is by sharing an info graphic that I had created for my students. Continue reading “A Brief Introduction to Types of Essay…”
I recently participated in a meeting for the EdCan Network, part of the Canadian Education Association, in Mississauga. I knew we’d be talking about some heavy issues regarding education in Ontario, especially K-12 education. I spent my time on the flights down and back writing some thoughts I’d been wrestling with. I’m planning to share those […]
by Jendella Benson When I was fourteen I was suspended from school for two days for calling a teacher racist. In my defence: she was racist. In her classroom there were two tables sat side-by-side, and each one sat eight students. One table had six Asian girls, one black girl (me) and one white girl, […]
As a teacher, you know firsthand that students often respond to experiential and interactive learning methods, not to mention they often remember these lessons more vividly. Regurgitating information from a textbook might be today’s prevailing academic model, but you understand that students are more likely to absorb this information when they recognize the real-world applications.
Reading and writing are key to learning any subject and not just English. While reading and rereading help to grasp the topic, writing helps in remembering the concepts better. But before a student sits down to write a test, it is advisable to conduct self review that would test his or her recalling abilities. Continue reading “FlashCards – a fun way to recall and review!”
This post has spiralled slightly out of control. Initially it was just a couple of loosely connected ideas that I jotted down. Then I dug up an old half-written blog post. Then I went for a walk on yet another cold wet day and started to think more deeply about this and it turned into […]
Have you ever observed something and wondered why does it look that way or why does it do that? This is what scientists do on a continuous basis in their lives. They look at a phenomena and try to figure out the how, why, or what of it. Our beautiful state of Iowa offers a […]
Is there such a thing as a wrong reason to learn a language? Why do people decide to learn a second language? Some of the reasons I’ve heard are listed below (please feel free to add any other reasons not mentioned): to travel abroad on holiday / business to get a better job or improve […]
Totally agree with this article! I am sharing this because it reintroduced me to flashcards. As a school going kid, I used to create numerous flashcards for quick learning and memorizing important facts. But over the years, I have forgotten about the power of flashcards.Now that I have opened my eyes towards flashcards, I would love to incorporate flashcards in my teaching in future!
School is coming and it’s closer every day, for some of you it has already started. I’m still enjoying my summer, but it won’t last for much longer. This year I’m changing my school, which means homework, tons of stress and new people on top of that. I don’t know about you, but I think […]