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Ability Grouping among Students in School - Part 1

Ability Grouping among Students in School – Part 1
Posted on: November 12, 2018

What is ability grouping? It is the practice of placing students of similar academic level within the same group for instruction as opposed to placement on age and grade levels. Ability grouping can be implemented in regular and special education classroom settings…

Remedial Classes in Schools: An Overview - Part 1

Remedial Classes in Schools: An Overview – Part 1
Posted on: November 2, 2018

This article addresses the subject: “What are remedial classes and how are they done in schools?” Basically, remedial classes are used in schools as an attempt to bridge the gaps in basic skills found lacking in students studying in a big group in a particular class…

The Challenges in Speaking English Fluently - Part 2

The Challenges in Speaking English Fluently – Part 2
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Learning anything new involves errors. If we focus on one skill in the language, we could target that area and try to improve in that one area, maybe using a particular vocabulary, word, phrase, idiom, a specific verb tense, etc…

Student Volunteering in Schools - Part 2

Student Volunteering in Schools – Part 2
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Schools can take the first step towards spreading awareness on volunteerism by doing this: placing colorful identification stickers on library books, especially biographies of eminent volunteers, which students borrow, that describe the life and accomplishments of someone famous, who, at least, at some stage, did their work as a volunteer…

The Challenges in Speaking English Fluently - Part 1

The Challenges in Speaking English Fluently – Part 1
Posted on: October 11, 2018

We all know that learning a second language is work. Hard work. Acquiring a language to a level of fluency takes the right attitude, determination, diligence, motivation, time, money, and continued effort on the part of the student…

Student Volunteering in Schools - Part 1

Student Volunteering in Schools – Part 1
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Student volunteering programs play a prominent role in our school. I often find them enthusiastically involved in Buddy Reading programs, café maintenance, running the school tuck shop, in motivational classes where older children tutor the younger ones, participating actively as Student Council members…

Early Childhood Educators and their Pre-Schoolers - Part 2

Early Childhood Educators and their Pre-Schoolers – Part 2
Posted on: September 21, 2018

The little ones have a very volatile and changeable nature, and thus their classroom should also be likewise. Hence a teacher must learn to work with new challenges. Whether water colours splash all over during a wet on wet painting activity or an outdoor water play turns into a swampy pit…

Helping Students prepare a Revision Plan - Part 2

Helping Students prepare a Revision Plan – Part 2
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Teachers must teach children about honest reflection and thence assessment, leading to necessary, proactive changes. Planning a consistent approach is needed. Teach them to follow a consistent colour coding system to highlight data so they can easily lift the information they may need to learn by rote later…

Early Childhood Educators and their Pre-Schoolers - Part 1

Early Childhood Educators and their Pre-Schoolers – Part 1
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Early childhood is generally defined as the first five years of a child’s life. As early childhood educator will possess skills and carry a personality that will influence a child’s understanding, perception and reaction to the classroom environment and the world around them…

Helping Students prepare a Revision Plan - Part 1

Helping Students prepare a Revision Plan – Part 1
Posted on: August 31, 2018

The importance of any exam is usually highlighted by the number of revisions we give, both in school and at home. Teachers and parents, and especially students spend a few weeks before exams, either revising, worrying about revision and – too soon – worrying about not having done enough of revision.

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