3rd July 2017
Encourage kids to write in cursive
Cursive writing is a part of the Montessori curriculum and an essential skill that aims at teaching the same to young learners right from the tender age of four or so. Maria Montessori’s extensive observations of the child revealed the importance of learning with the help of movements and senses. Studies reveal that the essential hand and brain coordination proves that the brain develops when the children use their hands and mind together to explore. Researches have also proved that kids who learn cursive over simple writing score better in reading and spelling tests. Perhaps because of the writing pattern of the cursive the writers are forced to conceive words as whole instead of parts. Cursive plays an important role in a Montessori environment and needs to be continued despite the world being technologically advanced.
29th June 2017
Good storytelling skills can motivate your young learners
Teachers are often found to incorporate good storytelling techniques along with their basic teaching methods to engage young learners or to just ignite their imagination. Storytelling to children have beneficial effects on their social behavior. Studies prove that kids bond with their teachers on a stronger level who are great storytellers in a classroom. It also encourages and in a way pushes young minds into reading and initiates writing skills in them. A good storyteller creates a great listener out of his/her students as they actually learn to pay attention and listen. The most important reason is that it instils creativity into young learners
26th June 2017
Using various visual storytelling methods in corporate workshops
The field of corporate training is in the process of transition where new and contemporary training and development materials and techniques are being incorporated in the training process. Visual storytelling is one such training aid that is gaining prominence with every passing moment as the trainers and the business organizations unravel the benefits of the usage of visual images, graphical techniques as well as the audio visual clips. Use of visual aids helps the participants of the workshops and training to grasp and understand the subject quickly and appropriately and also retain them for a much longer period of time. Thus, training with visual aids takes limited amount of time on the other side yielding the maximum desired result.
20th June 2017
TEFL is breaking language barriers across the world
In recent times technology has forced us to look for our cell phone or reach for our laptops in times of need. Even during language translation we tend to use an online translator or simply a mobile app. It must be taken into consideration that no translation or communication can be done without a proper and in-depth knowledge of the language. TEFL is breaking this barrier as EFL teachers are taking non-English speakers beyond the boundaries of ‘hello’ and ‘how are you?’ and acquainting them with the global language of communication so that they are able to read, write, and speak with proper understanding of the language. With our planet quickly shrinking in the sense that international borders are easily crossed, the impact of Teaching English as a Foreign Language is unprecedented.
16th June 2017
Teach English and earn quickly in South Korea
You can always start your TEFL adventure in South Korea as it is often a top pick for aspiring TEFLers. You can earn quickly as the country pays good remuneration and provides additional benefits. But you must be aware of the criteria that an EFL teacher in Korea is expected to have. Among the main requirements a citizenship from a recognized English-speaking nation: USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa is preferable along with preferably a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (4 years in USA/3 years in UK), a record free of any criminal offence or charges (any misbehaviour or criminal act will disqualify any aspiring teacher from receiving an E-2 visa required to teach English in Korea), and a clean health record and drug test. All teachers can apply through a variety of government programs and recruiters as well as language schools and institutes.
11th June 2017
ACT has earned the membership of the esteemed Early Childhood Association (ECA)
Asian College of Teachers (ACT), a multiple award winning institution committed to excellence in all aspects of teacher education and transmission of skills and knowledge, is a now a member of the esteemed Early Childhood Association (Membership Number is ECALM01389) whose aim is to reach out with all the endeavours for childhood initiatives and child rights. ECA acts as the one stop connection for the enrichment, networking, awareness and advocacy of childhood and everything related to it and extends its help to professionals, teachers, people who deal with children through their work in balwadis, day care centres, rural crèches, teacher training colleges and entrepreneurial network by providing them with every resource. The membership of Early Childhood Association (ECA) will strengthen ACT’s endeavours in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education as it imparts a rounded training to teaching aspirants as they gain both professional and personal expertise required to flourish.