College admissions essays succeed when they tell the student’s unique story. Unlike the much more technically oriented academic paper, the admissions essay is more along the lines of the personal-essay genre than the five paragraph essay. Rather than an introduction, thesis, supporting paragraphs, evidence citations, and a summation, the college essay relies on the expression […]
I adore listening music and I find that, with the right jam, music increases my productivity, creativity and decreases my stress levels. I believe that music in the classroom can be similarly beneficial to most students; providing that it is used appropriately! Here are my 6 Top Tips for playing music in class plus some […]
Every student is special. Every student is unique. A learning technique that works for Continue reading “Reading and Autism”
Today, I was observed by teachers in the first year of their training. The lesson they observed was a ‘research’ based lesson on the planets as part of our Space topic. I ambitiously planned for this to be a two step process: my pupils were to come up with their own questions about their planet […]
“You get a 3 month paid vacation. Why are you complaining?” This phrase. A teacher’s nemesis. The phrase we hear from strangers, politicians, or read online. We hear it from those who have not stepped foot into a classroom since the day they threw their cap in the air proclaim this phrase, not knowing the […]
You can also check out the post on using digital storytelling to empower your students’ voices. The Power of Storytelling After watching that video you may be feeling several things, not the least of which may be confusion. What was the point of that? Hopefully, if the title of this post hasn’t already revealed it, […]
The following is the outline of a lesson plan for essay writing which I used with an advanced group of ESL students. It could be adapted for any level. ESSAY WRITING Discussion What justifies good writing style in a second language? Correct spelling Transitions between paragraphs-link Correct vocabulary and context Plan writing which provides direction […]
There are two steps to becoming a published author:
- To write a book.
- To get it published.
During secondary (or high, for the foreigners) school, we are taught many things that are relevant to our education, which is all well and good, but there are so many things that students aren’t taught to prepare them for real life. Sure, we may know the ins and outs of problem solving in Math and […]
I wrote these tips 2 years ago as a part of the assignment to be completed for a scholarship which I won (yay!). They still ring the truth though I might have reconsidered a few bits that I’m going to share later. Establish a good rapport with students For a start, it is vital for […]