There is heightened optimism regarding improved and more reliable and responsive gadgets that have a huge positive impact in the field of academe. These educational tech gadgets are meant to improve the way students learn and the way teachers deliver their lesson plans.
If you are a substitute teacher, especially if you have been in the game for a while, there is no doubt that you have run into the horrific scenario of walking into a classroom with confusing lesson plans, missing materials, or no lesson plans at all. You may have had to fight the urge to run out of the classroom screaming because every teacher knows that failure to plan is a plan to fail. Most teachers will agree that having to teach a group of students without sufficient plans and supplies can be extremely stressful.
I want to begin Part 5 of "The Bougie Instructor", recapping the first four (4) variables into becoming and staying INIMITABLE:
Today we have a foot of snow on the ground and more coming down. It reminds me of a favorite science and art activity.
This activity can be expanded into the outdoors and covers several developmental bench marks.
Before I put this story into 5th gear, I want to drive this baby in reverse for a while and talk to you about the "SPONGE", the third element you should foster to becoming and staying INIMITABLE.
I teach early childhood music.
Children need a great deal of unstructured play time. This is the time when their imaginations can soar. They learn to navigate the world around them, increase vocabulary, learn to negotiate with peers and interact with adults and many different materials. Remember, for young children everything is new! Everything we adults take for granted is an adventure into the unknown for the small child. During play time whether at home or at school, the children need to have the space, materials and encouragement to try new things and explore. Adults can play crucial roles in helping them develop new skills by integrating themselves into the child's play instead of directing the play. By letting the child direct the play, and asking questions, making observations and encouraging them the children can be guided to learn new skills, new vocabulary, many facts and understand many roles of the people, animals and plants in the world around them.
The children are the future of the country. They are the posterity of the entire nation. Since the future of the country is dependent on the children, so their education is an important aspect. This is the only reason that teaching is considered very important now a days. The teaching process should be very much effective and should always facilitate the learning. These learnings have a great impact on student’s life and their minds. Also these learnings act as a guide for the rest of their life. A teacher training course helps the teachers to develop their skills and also help the students to get prepared for their coming future. There are many teaching training programs available. Also there are many training institutes out but selecting out the correct institute is one of the major steps that has to be done before pursuing any training. So choose the best teaching training institute and then opt for the teacher training course that suits your requirements as well. The teaching training course helps in development of the reflective thinking and collaborative learning.
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Most teachers working in a state school are contracted to work 32.5 hours per week but that has never been the case in reality. A recent study by The UCL Institute of Education found that a quarter of teachers work more than 60 hours per week despite attempts to reduce teachers' working hours. That is almost double the hours stated in the contract. And this is not paid overtime. A research carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) showed that this equals to 9 million hours of free labour each week. Primary teachers are guilty of working the most overtime - 13 hours per week - on average but secondary school teachers are not far behind with 12.8 hours.
At present, educational proceedings have largely shifted to the digital world. Students of all ages are taking the help of the internet to gather vital information related to any subject. Apart from gathering information from different sites, the students can use the digital platform to publish projects, dissertations and research papers. Complete originality in terms of language and presentation are expected in such matters. There are a few online plagiarism checker software that can assist the teachers in detecting if any student has copied anything while completing their assignments.