Sunday, February 25, 2018

3343. Smartphones in the Future Will Be like...

I’ve been insisting that the main point about teaching/learning a foreign or second language is for communication.
Short ago I’ve also been having a look at the mobile or cell phones evolution. Can you remember the first mobile phones of the 90s?
The picture above gives a view to the evolution of those devices that serve the purpose of connecting people for communication. What will smartphones be like within a few years from now? Will they be adaptable to our wrist or they’ll project an image out of nothing or nearly? / Photo from: future-mobile-phones-2020-5g Future Timeline

Saturday, February 24, 2018

3342. Have a Nice Break, Teachers!

The weekend.
Nice for resting and relaxing and staying with your family. And friends alike. I know you also pray for your students and their families alike. And that’s pretty good from you!
Also you may be planning some lesson or lessons today Saturday. And that may be equally good from you.
Yet remember to dedicate enough time for resting: we have a long way yet to the end of the school year.
Every school year for me is kind of shorter. Days pass away fast, or rather fast. And the same for weeks, and for months, and February is shorter!
We have to make good use of time. For helping our students out and serving them with our nice job as teachers.
When I think of the time I have until I’ll retire and look backward… Time flies, man!
I don’t want this post be unsubstantial: coming to the head: have some resting with your people and bear your students in mind, so as to face next week with more enthusiasm than ever before. Have a nice weekend, teachers!
And remember that we are leaving a trail to our students: Blaze a trail! / Photo from: j80-sport-sailing-head Touristticket. The pic is just a beautiful illustration.

Friday, February 23, 2018

3341. Schools Need Flexible Teachers!

The teacher must be a mature personality, young he may be though.
He’s in charge of a class or some classes of students, and he has to find out if they’re demotivated and in need of encouraging.
He doesn’t depend too much on his staff and the principal. He has been put in charge of those classes and does what’s best for those people.
Also he can realize what feelings his students may be experiencing when teaching them. In some way or in much way that teacher is autonomous: he seeks the best for his students.
He dedicates and devotes enough time to lesson planning with his students in mind, that is, real people with real needs. As I said he has been put in charge of some people and takes care of them, with love of benevolence, which means to seek what’s good and appropriate for those learners.
He’s mature enough to take the pulse to his students at any moment: he does not confine to just teaching and getting away when finishing the class; even he might stay with his students for longer, by talking with them. / Photo from: Computer Realm

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

3340. How to Get Your Students Enthused

If the teacher has confidence in his method he will likely teach fine.
Otherwise unless he trusts in his teaching way… more likely he will feel frustrated plus his teaching will not be efficient.
In order to find a nice teaching method the teacher has to educate himself at teaching, by maybe studying at college and reading many a website and/or a book on teaching.
This is what I’ve done and I can confess it helps me big!
Let’s go back to that teacher. As a result of all that said also his students will likely learn quite much. And the teacher will pass on and transmit his enthusiasm about teaching in this or that way.
Enthusiasm is something that is contagious, sooner or later. No enthusiasm, no nice teaching.
Well, you may not feel enthusiasm right now but the overall teaching way will ‘infect’ your students positively.
If the teacher trusts in his method he will teach with authority and enthusiasm, more often than not. This idea has been partially taken from Jeremy Harmer.
And his students will also correspond to that enthusiasm from their teacher. And they will adhere to that method. So both the teacher and the students will embark in that method and will have success at teaching and learning respectively. / Photo from: The_Wild_Geese_Restaurant_Adare_Ireland. Ireland once again…

Monday, February 19, 2018

3339. Teachers that Motivate Their Students

Kids and adults learn if they’re motivated.
Motivated in this or that way, but motivated anyway. And we teachers can do a great deal to have our students motivated.
If those people, either kids or adults, can see you their teacher have a lot of enthusiasm about your teaching, you’ll get your students highly motivated.
I have seen it. I have seen that teachers that are enthused in this or that way they draw their students to high standards of learning. I have seen teachers that take their work so seriously that they transmit and pass on the like for their school subject: math, history, English as a foreign language, religion, sports, science, economics…
Motivation among students has a lot to do with their teacher’s attitude to teaching and learning, according to Jeremy Harmer.
Well, you the teacher may somehow be not very enthused now about your teaching, but ultimately and if you carry out your work in a fine way and improving every single day, you will get your students motivated. / Photo from: ireland Viator com. Another view of adorable Ireland.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

3338. How to Face a New Week in a Nice Way

I know you committed and concerned teachers are even excited at teaching.
And as well I know that you seek more than just teaching math, science, history, law, economics, religion, sports… I guess you every morning rise with the desire of teaching your kids or adults.
Well maybe that’s not the first thought that comes to mind early in the morning but you wish to teach those knowledge areas in a fine way. Is that so, is that correct?
And also you seek to educate men and women that are upright and honorable citizens. Even more you seek to educate leaders, right?
I also think all these ideas are okay to start a new week, a new work week tomorrow morning.
Oh, we should also remember and bear in mind that the first way to educate those kids and adults is by setting a nice example.
So let’s try to teach and educate with the best way ever, better than yesterday but less good than tomorrow: every single day we must recycle and try and teach with human perfectness or perfection. And even we try to jump over everyday obstacles...
A nice and happy week, my dear colleagues! / Photo from: best-magazines-for-children Sonny Kalsi