How To Get Through To A Class You Struggle With - A Pedagogical Approach

This is the second article on the issue of getting through to a class you struggle with. Often, these classes have many students who lack success in their academic studies. No matter what students say, all students like to succeed. Your task, pedagogically, is to start that process of having success, no matter how small initially. Therefore, your first task is to find out where each student is academically and start there. You may do this by checking their past reports or better still test the students in subtle ways on a new topic before you begin serious teaching. Subtle ways may be a competitive quiz or a diagnostic test. Once you know where your students are, then you can use the strategies below to help them along the way and to reduce your stress levels.

Strategy 1: Be Super Prepared

By this I mean have more activities than you think you will need. Why? Because if one activity or strategy does not work well, quickly use another to keep the class occupied.

Teachers Help Your Algebra Students

As a former middle and high school math teacher I know that teaching algebra is not easy. Yes you will have your "star" students that ace everything but how about the rest of your class? Do you really have enough time to work with them and build up their skills in class? I'm sure you would agree you don't have enough time, you do the best you can but most of your students could benefit from extra support outside the classroom.

The next question becomes what kind of extra support? From my experience and I suspect you will agree with me, students will not use an extra support resource unless they like it- i.e. it saves time, easy to use and provides effective results. As much as math teachers want students to spend a solid hour studying every day most will not. My advice is to promote only those learning resources that are easy to use and offer very specific topic help.

Flight Training Tips - Getting the Most Out of Your Flight Training

For any kind of flight training, you need to develop the right mindset. Some people go into it with a certain way of thinking that will not work out to their benefit. In the end, it will end up costing them a lot more money or taking much longer than it should to get their license or advanced rating. The first thing you need to decide is if you really want to do it. You can't go into flight training unsure as to whether you really want to do it and expect it to work out. If you're not sure, research all the details and go for an intro lesson to help in your decision. You must understand that it is very demanding and will take a big commitment on your part. If you're willing to accept this, and you're not afraid of commitment, then go for it.

There will be points where you will be overwhelmed and feel that you don't have the ability to do this, but it will pass. You will have a lot of new stuff coming your way all at once but you will learn it bit by bit and will eventually get it. After awhile, it will be no different than driving your car and changing the radio station at the same time.

Misdirected: Part 3

The Pharisees were the Religious Police of their day. They were continually watching the behavioral patterns of the people. They wanted to see if they were in violation of the "Traditions of the Elders", or the "Oral Law". The Pharisees were basically fault finders. It seems that the modern Church has inherited their characteristics and methodology. People judge you on their own interpretations of Scripture or on the tenets of their local assembly. If you have made known your spiritual quests, you will be put under the microscope. People will have their eyes and ears tuned to your every move and if you violate their understanding of the Word, you will be exposed to both direct and indirect verbal judgement. I have seen believers destroyed on their spiritual pilgrimage by some self-gratifying individual who has sought to keep them in spiritual bondage to their own carnal understanding of the Word.

A Teacher's Philosophy of Education

Who are you? Where are you going? Is it a noble journey? These questions are posed at all times, in my classroom and out, since that classroom is a training ground for the real world. My purpose is to help equip people to answer these questions for themselves; it is also to fight a daily battle against ignorance and mindlessness, to lead people out of the dark of meaninglessness, purposelessness, drift, and over-indulgence... up a hazardous mountain where there can be gained the truth that makes them free.

My name is Hunter... Lebensjaeger: life-hunter, and Liebensjaeger: love-hunter (in the universal sense). I know who and what I am; I know where I am going; the journey, though one of great risks and pitfalls, is well worth the effort. I work to survive and flourish in a hostile and challenging environment, remaining enthusiastic and energetic ( most of the time). It is my chosen work to teach the individual how to teach himself/herself, to provide an environment in which to help the individual to do good work and widen his range of wholesome options in the present and future.

Teaching English As Foreign Language in South Africa

South Africa was primarily a Dutch colony and later taken up by the British. The country was plagued by racial and cultural conflicts but has conquered over its troubles to a large extent in the recent past. It is now a multi-cultural and a multi-lingual country with 11 official languages and only 8% of its' population conversant in English. Economically, it has been doing very well and is striving to do better in the global world. Since communication is very important to further their development in world economy, the people in South Africa are educating themselves in today's lingua franca, English.

In addition to that, South Africa is also a major tourist attraction owing to the breathtaking mountains, beaches, wineries and a rocky coastline. It attracts people from all across the world and the tourism industry finds it essential to communicate in English with the tourists.

Teen Leadership: How to Find and Retain Volunteers for Your Teen Leadership Programs

Youth leadership classes are impossible to run without adequate staffing, but your budget may not allow for enough employees to implement quality teen leadership training activities. Therefore, it is important to be able to recruit, train, and retain volunteers to help you.

How to Recruit Volunteers

Since it is not common for individuals to come to your organization looking to volunteer, chances are that you will have to go out and find them. However, don't despair, helpful and capable volunteers may not be as far away as you think. It is simply a matter of knowing good methods of finding them. Then recruiting volunteers becomes fairly simple.

Preparing To Run A Class Examination

This article is the first in a series of two, designed to give the teacher all they need to create an efficient and smooth environment for the examination. This first article concentrates on two areas. The first is what the teacher needs to do to prepare to run the examination. The second sets out what the teacher must do to set up their room to run that examination.

Teacher Preparation:

The teacher must:

    Ensure you have extra exam papers to cover any misprints.
    Have more writing paper/examination booklets than you think you need. Providing writing paper ensures all students have paper and this same size paper makes storage of script much easier.

Administering A Class Examination

This article on class examinations concentrates on giving teachers the knowledge they need to administer an examination to their class successfully from the start to the finish. It looks at how the teacher goes about starting the examination; what he/she does as the students do the examination and how to wind up the whole process with as little stress as possible to all participants.
Starting The Examination:

These are the steps to take as you prepare to begin the examination.

* Line up students outside the room.
* Give any instructions they need, e.g. where to sit, how to ask questions.
* Students are told what they are allowed to bring into the room.

Teach More Powerfully and Effectively Using Parables

A parable is really a shorter, thought-provoking, and interesting fictional creation designed to create religious, psychological, and intelligent enrichment.

The chief strategy using a parable should be to provide all the information needed for understanding the reason for the parable, while providing zero additional information that may disturb a person away from having the capability to realize it. A parable will need to have just enough fine detail to convey the idea.

Preserving this as the primary goal, one method to make a parable is to think of a circumstance you found particularly emotionally or intellectually impactful. What was something that got you irritated, or even fascinated, or even energized, or annoyed?