Teacher's Guide to Motivating Students

Keeping your students motivated to learn can be challenging. The hardest part is that you have many different types of personalities and learning styles in your classroom that catering to everyone's particular needs is hard for one teacher to accomplish. Even so, there are ways that you can motivate students and keep your classroom a happy place to learn.

Teacher's Guide to Motivating Students

Teacher's Guide to Creating a Homework System

You spend a lot of time preparing homework assignments for your students that compliment the lessons they are being taught. When students do not take the time to complete homework assignments, it can lead to some frustration on your end. Use this guide as a way to help you create a homework system that you can implement immediately. It will help your students be more accountable for their work, and help you organize and manage their homework for optimal benefits.

Teacher's Guide to Creating a Homework System

Teacher's Guide to Avoid Teacher Burnout

As a parent there are many things you will have to go through. However, very few of events that will make you as nervous as your child and one of these is the parent-teacher conference. While this may be a nerve wracking event, there are some quick tips for having a successful parent-teacher conference. When you are preparing for your parent-teacher conference, you will want to make sure you carefully choose your outfit. Even though this seems to be trivial, you will want to dress as if you were going into a job interview. The parent-teacher conference is a very important meeting, so you will want to treat it this way through your apparel.

Teacher's Guide to Avoid Teacher Burnout

How To Have a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference: A Parent's Guide

How To Have a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference: A Parent's Guide

As a parent there are many things you will have to go through. However, very few of events that will make you as nervous as your child and one of these is the parent-teacher conference. While this may be a nerve wracking event, there are some quick tips for having a successful parent-teacher conference. When you are preparing for your parent-teacher conference, you will want to make sure you carefully choose your outfit. Even though this seems to be trivial, you will want to dress as if you were going into a job interview. The parent-teacher conference is a very important meeting, so you will want to treat it this way through your apparel.

Teacher's Guide on 50 Ways to Say "Good Job!"

Teacher's Guide on 50 Ways to Say "Good Job!"

Students thrive on recognition. It makes them want to perform even better when they know they have pleased the teacher. The important thing to remember is that while you want to give your students the proper acknowledgment from you, it should only be done when it is merited. This will truly help students perform their best, and use past works as a guide for their future assignments. Here are 50 ways to say "Good Job!" to your students who deserve that special recognition.

10 Tips for Better Classroom Management

10 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Besides teaching a class of 20 to 30 students, a teacher also needs to have skills in keeping the classroom contained. Classroom management is a big part of a teacher's job, and having tips for maintaining a better classroom environment is key. So, take a look at the 10 tips mentioned below that are geared to help teachers in this way.

Teacher's Guide to Reducing Your Stress Level

Teacher's Guide to Reducing Your Stress Level

According to the British Journal of Educational Psychology (1993 Jun;63 ( Pt 2):261-70), "Results revealed that the majority of teachers sampled, 72.6 percent, were experiencing moderate levels of stress, and 23.2 percent serious levels." What that boils down to is that teaching is a stressful job. It is a rewarding and satisfying job, but nonetheless, stressful. It is important to take care of yourself physically and mentally to be able to deal with the stressors in your life. Not only does stress come from teaching, but juggling your own kids and family as well. Take a look at this guide to reducing your stress level, and see if you can implement even a couple of these ideas to help make you feel more relaxed.

Casting a spell on English | Macmillan

Casting a spell on English | Macmillan

Typographical errors have more than one category. There are miskeyings, such as form instead of from, or hte instead of the. And there are genuine spelling errors such as seperate for separate, which are the result of people actually believing that seperate is correct. Some proprietary word processing software comes with built-in detectors for spotting and correcting items such as abscence and talkign.

The English Blog: British lemonade causes US alcohol row

The English Blog: British lemonade causes US alcohol row

The Daily Telegraph reports that Fentimans, a traditional Victorian lemonade enjoyed by British drinkers for more than a century, has caused a row after an American teenager had a bottle confiscated in school for its tiny alcohol content.

English Listening Skills and Activities-Effective Listening Practice for ESL EFL Learners and Teachers

English Listening Skills and Activities-Effective Listening Practice for ESL EFL Learners and Teachers

Acquiring listening skills is frustrating. This is because successful listening skills are acquired over time and with lots of practice. It's frustrating for students because there are no rules as in grammar teaching. Here is a discussion of the problem and some suggestions to improving listening skills.

Teaching Telephone English - Telephone English Lesson Plan

Teaching Telephone English - Telephone English Lesson Plan

Teaching telephone English can be frustrating as students really need to practice their skill as often as possible in order to improve their comprehension skills. Once they have learned the basic phrases used in telephoning, the main difficulty lies in communicating without visual contact. This lesson plan suggests a few ways to get students to practice their telephoning skills.

Education Article :: 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators

Education Article :: 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators

Teachers with a love of technology and a passion for nurturing the minds of their students can easily discover creative ways to incorporate the iPad into the daily routine, and some of these great educational and organizational applications are bound to help them get started.

Using Glogster for creating interactive online posters | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Using Glogster for creating interactive online posters | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

You can create attractive and colourful Glogster posters with your students on many different occasions: for celebrating festivals, for illustrating project work or for presenting a topic.
Create an educational account with Glogster http://edu.glogster.com/ It is free.

Train | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

A selection of free training resources for teachers and teacher trainers.
Train | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC
A new area on TeachingEnglish, and the place to go if you are looking for teacher training materials. For teachers, there are videos and self-access online courses on topics such as teaching grammar, using learning technologies and understanding learner styles. You’ll also find information about face-to-face training courses the British Council runs. For teacher trainers there are downloadable workshop materials, including guidelines on how to use them.
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