Teaching English in Vietnam is a booming industry nowadays. It’s becoming a really popular destination for TEFL teachers and many people are choosing to teach English in Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City…but still called Saigon by those who live there), or one of the smaller cities.
The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, “Sign o’ the Times.” That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. That year also afforded me the opportunity to be assaulted with a stone, two chairs, a Rambo knife………
South Africans are still queueing up to teach English in China despite several incidents of teachers being detained and deported for visa violations. Two international teacher recruitment agencies confirmed they were receiving hundreds of job applications monthly from South Africans wanting to teach in China.
It used to be that you went to Asia for a while because of the generous compensation. Even as early as 2011, teachers were flocking to rural camps in South Korea where no U.S. citizen in their right mind would dream of going. As the economy slowed down, rural South Korea was not looking so bad. Times are a-changin’,
With more than one billion people learning English worldwide today, there are huge opportunities for English teachers. In fact, demand for native English teachers and those with experience and/or qualifications is as high as ever. And, these jobs are available in virtually all countries where English is not the first language.
If you’re moving to Spain, here’s a guide to Spanish education to help enrol your child into the Spanish school system from primary to secondary school.
“Technology is a driving force in education, opening up many doors and preparing students for what lies ahead, not behind,” said Kirsty Kelly, Primary Years Program Coordinator at the Canadian International School in Singapore. “It allows for greater differentiation, individualized learning, real world integration, and varied assessments.”
Paper airplanes fly across the room. Students race between desks. You can’t get a word in, as they yell over you. It doesn’t have to be this dramatic, like a movie scene you’d watch in a media literacy lesson, but poor classroom management will almost assuredly elevate your stress and burnout rates.
Technology in education is the biggest change in teaching we will ever see. For years, policy makers, teachers, parents and students alike have been weighing the potential benefits of technology in education against its risks and consequences. But now the debate is more pressing than ever, as curricula increasingly incorporate technology and professors experiment with new teaching methods. On one hand, technology allows you to experiment in pedagogy, democratize the classroom and better engage students. On the other hand, some argue technology in the classroom can be distracting and even foster cheating.
Although many technology-based teaching methods and resources effectively engage students and build their skills, many educators encounter difficulties when using technology in the classroom. Maybe a specific platform is too hard to introduce. Or maybe it won’t run on your devices. Despite the challenges, you likely want to enjoy the benefits that education technology can deliver. Using the ones that best apply to you and your students, and keeping the condensed list on your desk for quick reference, consider these 25 easy ways to use technology in the classroom:
It’s a good idea to start your school year by having your students talk about their summer holidays. This helps you create a smooth transition between your first lesson and the students’ long vacation. However, repeating the same topic, or raising the monotonous question like “how was your summer holiday” over and over will definitely bore your students to death, and make you sound as that “Lifeless teacher again”.