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Parental Communication and Involvement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leesa johnson Nov 28, 2016. 2 Replies

There are several ways in which teachers can ensure parents are involved in their children's learning:Schedule before or after school meetingsSchedule phone calls Agenda notesHand written…Continue

Tags: IEPs, Parents, Communication

5 Strategies to Assess Reading Levels

Started this discussion. Last reply by KIARA BRIGGS Nov 16, 2016. 4 Replies

When assessing a child's reading level, it's important to use a variety of strategies to cater to diverse learning styles and promote an inclusive classroom environment.Five ways that you can assess…Continue

Tags: strategies, assessment, Reading

Teaching Good Habits and Manners in the Classroom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leona Hinton Nov 30, 2016. 3 Replies

I recently found out that September is the National children’s Good Manners Month in the US and it seemed like a great subject to write about here. When we think about good manners, we think about…Continue

Classroom Labels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olive Grey May 24, 2017. 4 Replies

In today's classroom, students bring a wide range of exceptionalities to the table. Having these well-defined categories of exceptionality will ultimately help us move towards a more inclusive…Continue

Tags: labels, exceptionalties, Education, Special

 

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Ray Ashcraft replied to Ed Vectus's discussion China Week - Have you considered China as a teaching destination?
"Hi Ed, Perhaps, you could be interested in International Conference on Global Sustainability and the Belt and Road Initiative that is going to be in August. According to tradition, the conference will end later. Two days in general. Take advantage…"
Apr 12
Amy replied to Ed Vectus's discussion Good Teachers: are they Born or Made?
"I strongly agree that a teacher is made and not born! Others may argue that not everyone possesses the qualities of a good teacher therefore a teacher is born and not made. But the fact is; if a teacher is actually born and not made, education will…"
Mar 21
Amy replied to Ed Vectus's discussion What really makes a great teacher, well, great?
"Great post!The greatest teacher is the one, who love his profession. It is easy to see and observe if a teacher is passionate about what they do or if they are indifferent. I remember the greatest teachers I had are the ones who truly…"
Mar 21
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John replied to Ed Vectus's discussion What really makes a great teacher, well, great?
"See, this is a question with two points of view. A teacher can have a great experience, good teaching skills and so on, but at the same time, students don't like her or him. What are reasons? First of all, a good teacher cares about the…"
Mar 17
John replied to Ed Vectus's discussion Good Teachers: are they Born or Made?
"When you ask "What was the fist: a chicken or an egg?" you should know that turtles appeared on the Earth before chickens. So the egg. If seriously, I don't think there is an exact answer to this question. See, a person which was born…"
Mar 16
Brian Rock commented on Ed Vectus's blog post Two Useful Project Ideas you can use now in your Classroom for Student Engagement
"Guest speakers are also great for incorporating civics and government. There are lots of local officials (city council, mayor, freeholders) who would be happy to stop by and speak to your students for a bit. You can ask them about their day job…"
Oct 24, 2017
Fatima Kabir liked Ed Vectus's discussion How many hats can one teacher wear?
Aug 8, 2017
Olive Grey replied to Ed Vectus's discussion Classroom Labels
"Obviously, kids need to know things. Currently in the United States, No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top have created high-stakes standards in our schools. These standards have essentially created a teacher-proof curriculum, because each…"
May 24, 2017
Sybil L Cartney replied to Ed Vectus's discussion Teacher Burnout – What are the signs and how to prevent it?
"You can't burn out if you don't set yourself on fire. I, based on the work I did on the same as a write my essay pro researcher, offer the following advice from a retired public school teacher.  1. The staff and faculty are…"
Mar 29, 2017
Leesa johnson replied to Ed Vectus's discussion Strategies for Teaching diverse students
"Great ideas. Keep helping us to learn more about differentiated teaching. Keep up the good thinking & implementing for educators."
Oct 25, 2016
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Strategies for Teaching diverse students

When a teacher comes to us, interested in teaching abroad, we usually ask them what their motivations are for going abroad to teach. One of the most frequent reasons we hear about is that they enjoy teaching diverse students and want to learn more about diverse cultures. Teaching diverse students requires a certain set of skills and abilities from the teachers’ part such as cultural sensitivity, extra patience, open mindedness and acceptance.Here are some top strategies for teaching a diverse…See More
Oct 24, 2016
Jayashree Iyer replied to Ed Vectus's discussion Attest-WHAT?! Simplifying the Attestation Process
"Great post shared. Very informative."
Oct 17, 2016
Ed Vectus posted a discussion

Attest-WHAT?! Simplifying the Attestation Process

You successfully interviewed and have been hired to teach in an international school, CONGRATULATIONS! But, before you finish dishing out high fives and start planning your going away party, your school sends you a list of required documents. This seems easy enough: diplomas, transcripts, teaching license, passport and... attestation?! What is that?!You immediately begin to panic at this unfamiliar and threatening word. Luckily, there is no need to fear. At first glance, the process of…See More
Oct 14, 2016
Jayashree Iyer replied to Ed Vectus's discussion Importance of Academic and Career Counselling
"Approaching a career counsellor is essential when you are not sure about choosing a suitable career option. Selecting a career option determines your course of life. While a good decision at the right point of time can make your life…"
Oct 13, 2016

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Two Useful Project Ideas you can use now in your Classroom for Student Engagement

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 12:41pm 2 Comments

Student Engagement in the classroom is a hot topic among teachers as the internet abounds with tips and strategies for student engagement. Today we are going to take a look at project-based learning ideas and share resources to use in the classroom with your students.

  1. Language learning activities – for ESL students. These activities can help English language learners in your classroom to use the language in more meaningful ways and alleviate some of the pressure they might feel…
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