October 2017 archive

Oct 27

6 Language Hacks to Learn English Faster

Learn English fasterPosted on 25/10/2017 By: Brenda Categories:News It’s October and you’ve just signed up for an English course. Maybe you want to pass an official exam. Maybe you need to use English at work. Or maybe you just want to travel the world and have meaningful conversations with the people you meet. Whatever the …

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Oct 23

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER MOTIVATION AND TURNOVER IN A PRIVATE LANGUAGE INSTITUTION IN CHINA

INTRODUCTION This article will review issues related to teacher turnover with a specific focus on China, review relevant literature on the subject, consider data from several hundred teachers at a private language institution in China, attempt to explain the results and consider the implications for other language teaching institutions in China. Teacher turnover is a …

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Oct 22

A top psychologist says there’s only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees by Shana Lebowitz

12 Jun 2016 Anders Ericsson As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they’d play, Ericsson would trounce him. Then one day, the classmate beat him. Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done …

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Oct 18

Great Teachers Don’t Teach by Ben Johnson

In a conversation on LinkedIn, one person asked, “What are the characteristics of an effective teacher?” I read quite a few excellent remarks that describe what such a teacher does to be effective. I couldn’t help thinking about some of my best teachers. I had an amazing psychology professor in college. He was on fire …

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Oct 18

Stop Look and Listen… and your Students will listen to you too

Stop Look Listen The problem with a lot of teachers is they are convinced they are excellent teachers… they never stop and think… they blame their students for their poor results yet never ask their students what they think… there are also teacher who assault their students for bad work… Students complaining about those teachers …

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Oct 18

What to consider when teaching English in large classes By Jason Anderson

10 November 2016 Large classes are not unique to low-income countries. They can be found in almost any country in the world ‘Large classes are not unique to low-income countries. They can be found in almost any country in the world’. Photo © Mat Wright How many students do you teach? Do you feel that …

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Oct 16

SWOT Analysis: Exploring Innovation and Creativity within Organizations by Rafiq Elmansy

SWOT Analysis Innovation and creativity are considered by many strategists a key factor of business success and prosperity. However, only one from six ideas achieve the goal and return profit to the organization. How to determine the potential success in innovative ideas? Many tools and methods are used to evaluate ideas such as pass-fail evaluation, …

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Oct 15

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak just launched a new startup to reinvent tech-industry training by Chris Weller

13 Oct 2017, 02:00 Tech Insider 29,481 steve wozniakJustin Sullivan/Getty Images Steve “Woz” Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer and inventor of the Apple II computer, announced on Friday the launch of his latest startup, Woz U. The venture is a “digital institute” meant to help people gain skills in computer science to fill gaps in …

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Oct 15

How To Teach So Kids Learn by Swati Popat Vats

Educating parents to help them help kids learn better! When every parent in today’s times is struggling to be the best parent they can be, there was a serious dearth of an Indian book on how to teach young children. More so, for teachers of pre-primary children, who often lack adequate training facilities and resources …

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Oct 13

12 augmented reality apps students can use today BY LAURA ASCIONE

February 10th, 2017 As augmented reality’s classroom potential grows, apps are becoming more relevant and targeted Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education. Often described as “QR codes …

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