Teaching Essays

Investigating Meaningful Teaching

Animation, creativity, friendship, and love—these are some terms which distinctly relate to the teaching of children with special needs. Thus, a typical day in the life of a SPED teacher is not as typical as it seems. Providing the best services to help children reach their potentials is the main goal of every teacher. This paper presents some reflections on teaching children with special needs based on a set of interviews conducted dealing with the challenges and experiences SPED teachers…

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

In many countries, Teachers’ Days (or Teachers Day) are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honour them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The date on which Teachers’ day is celebrated varies from country to country. Teachers’ days are distinct from World Teachers’ Day which is officially celebrate* A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way…

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Dependent Variables

This study employed two dependent variables: total number of points scored on the first examination; and total number of points scored on the final examination. The maximum number of points a student could earn on each test was one hundred. Examinations required students to manipulate data (such as perform computations) and to interpret data. During each test, students were allowed to use a calculator, textbooks, lecture notes, quizzes, homework, and group projects. All students were required to complete the examinations…

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Teaching Esl Students

In the summer of 2008 I worked in a private college for girls in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. ( Due to the college’s policy, I was asked not to reveal the name of the college). This College offers continuing education and extension courses to meet the needs of women in the community for professional development and personal enrichment programs. In summer it offers a 4 week Intensive English Language Program. I was asked to teach two levels; level one and level…

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Teaching About People and Changes_ a Lesson Plan Evaluation

Teaching children about people and the changes they go through with time is imperative especially in the primary level. Children from K-3 should be made aware of their own existence, origin/culture and community in order to prepare them for higher levels of study. With this objective, lessons in Social Studies should introduce basic concepts of the self, family, community, and society. This paper evaluates a Social Studies lesson plan for Grade One students. The rationale of this evaluation is to…

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Effective Teaching

One of the professions that could be interesting on one side yet challenging on the other side is the teaching profession. Many people see teaching as an enterprise where people who are knowledgeable in a field of study transmit what they know to others who know little about that field of study. Generally, this is a misconception as this limits teaching to the content and does not consider actual learning. In the real sense, teaching is all encompassing as it…

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Good Teacher

If I were to describe one of my teachers that I have had throughout these years, the one who I considered a good teacher is my present English teacher. The reasons why I would like to characterize my English teacher are various. Firstly, she’s well to take responsibility. She came to teach punctually. Especially, she always keeps in touch with us to try hard to study by her homework for every day. She speaks English fluently, and her voice is…

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Celta Reflective Account – Teaching Practice

I had been teaching workers in the children and young people’s workforce for a number of years when I started the Celta  course. I already had experience of planning lessons, staging, timing and classroom management. I knew nothing about setting appropriate language aims. One of my main weaknesses was anticipating problems that students would have with particular lessons and in incorporating activities to suit the stronger students. This is partly because I am not very sure about what a beginner,…

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Values and Teaching

One of the most attention-grabbing faculties is the study of teaching and its values as one object. What is teaching and what are the values that are associated with it? Teaching has been there since time immemorial. Teaching was not dedicated to teachers only but to the entire society. Grown up members of the society had a bigger role of teaching the young in their respective communities. Today the trend has evolved whereby teachers have a bigger share in teaching…

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Teaching of Mathematics in Ks2

Data collection methods The basis for this study on the impact and use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the KS2 learning and teaching process was: 1. A first hand observation of children’s response to ICT in actual classrooms. Interaction with teachers of KS2 mathematics and learning about their experience with ICT at various levels of the process, for example, the length of their experience with ICT, learning about it as a teacher, personal practices and adapting ICT into…

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Revisiting Approaches and Strategies in Araling Panlipunan

These approaches and teaching strategies are important tools toward the development of the students’ intellect, attitudes and spirit that they may be inspired to study and understand Araling Panlipunan. Role playing This strategy is used to provide the participants with the opportunity to “feel” the situation rather than merely intellectualize about it. Role- playing also develops empathy and greater understanding for other vantage points .It can cultivate both cognitive and affective learning. Visualization / Imagination exercise The visualization exercise helps…

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Teaching as My Future Career

When having graduated from high school, everyone wants to choose a suitable job for their future. Some people want to have a job which has a high salary while the others want to choose a job which is famous. I myself want to be a teacher because of the following reasons. Firstly, teaching is a stable job. As a teacher, I will get the same salary in every month though it is not very high. Therefore my life will not…

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Demo Teaching Experience

Knowing that one of the major requirements in principles of teaching is demo teaching. It makes me afraid because it is my waterloo to speak in front of many people. What makes me feel nervous in front is that I’m not that good in speaking especially using English language. But I found out that if I am prepared I can speak in front more comfortable and a little bit confident than when I’m not. It is so happen that when…

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Professional Growth Plan

Goals: 1. Linking with the school, community while serving as a mediator of culture (TPE 14) 2. Developing as a professional educator (TPE 13). Growth goals and objectives: · I will continue to link my classroom with issues affecting the community and promote equality. · I will improve my teaching techniques by evaluating, and reflecting on my teaching practices. · I will ensure that my class is interesting and that informative. · I will develop an effective teacher-student communication in…

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Language Teaching

Over the past thirty years, technology is playing an important role in various areas of interest such as text, graphics, sound and animation. One of the area in which we are interested, is Language Teaching. Nowadays Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) is increasingly becoming popular among all. It has been evolved as a highly successful source of learning in the area of research and practical methodology to enhance the traditional teaching methods. The book Computer-assisted Language Learning (Levy, M. 1997) defines…

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