Saturday, April 7, 2007
My point is knowing what you're teaching doesn't guarantee that you can teach. Teachers have to be careful about this. We have to target how to deliver the lesson to the student. The danger arises when students suddenly lose interest on the subject and start to pretend they're listening when they're not. I must admit that until now, I'm guilty of this at times (especially when I don't like the student's attitude toward studying and would rather go out than study at night). Of course, we teachers know what they need to study which might be different from something that they just want to talk about. Nonetheless, it would not harm us if we try to stoop down on their level and find out what strategies would help them grasp the concept better.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Well first, these are common errors of students that they always use when talking. Some of them are the famous because of (S + V) (instead of because (S + V+) ex. Because of you did not remind me, I totally forgot, before (instead of ago) ex. I arrived here 10 minutes before, the means (instead of that means) or what mean( instead of what does it mean?), and the list goes on.
The next meaning might raise a few eyebrows among teachers saying that as long as the student is correct then let's leave it at that. I don't know with you guys but sometimes, we have to discern their need. And not just that...we have to teach them how to properly use the words because whether we like it or not, most of the time, students don't blame themselves for such things. What I'm trying to say is students often use words that are synonymous to a word they already know because they want to increase their vocabulary skills. The danger is they might be using the words inappropriately. So then we have to redirect them. In addition, teaching them synonyms as you go about your business will help them use those words and make them acknowledge that need.
By then, minimizing or eliminating word habits won't just be as such, but rather, it will enhance the critical thinking of your students regarding word selection in a technical and social sense...
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
So then I came up with an on-line class that primarily aims to help them maintain their level and apply the things that they have learned or acquired. I hope to help them improve as well but definitely, the most important thing for me is to let them practice. In addition, I want to earn as well.
My fee is just from P180-200(philippine peso) per hour so it's around US4.00. I don't want to charge that much coz it's not my call. People might say that I'm degrading and depriving myself of the worth that I deserve. For me, establishing trust is more difficult to deal with than talking about money.
If anyone of you wants to inquire or has something to say about on-line teaching or just teaching, you can post it here.