Today’s “Tid-Bit” Is The Saying
“The Best Revenge Is Living Well”
Have An Excellent Day!
The Noun, is a grammatical “Part of Speech” in English grammar. Nouns are words that represent a: Person, Place, Thing, Idea, or Animal.
There are many different classifications of Nouns:
Besides these, there are also:
The different classifications of nouns will be covered in future posts. For now let’s see some examples of nouns as described in their most basic forms.
Theodore Roethke once wrote:
Think about your best classes in school. Were they the ones where you were just being talked to or lectured for the entire time? I doubt it. A good teacher doesn’t merely “teach” – a good teacher is one who is activated; is part of the class… A facilitator – but also… one of the students.
There is not some magical point where one just “knows it all”…
(well, actually there is, but for most people, it takes thousands of lifetimes to get there, and that’s a different story 😉)
…and then one just “turns around” and teaches it all to everyone else… And if you think that there is (as far as being a “teacher” is concerned) then I certainly don’t want to be in your class! 😀
There is a point, however – in any person’s development – where one realizes how far he or she has come with the help of those “ahead” of them.
Those who “reached a hand back” to help her – who took the lead, to guide him. That’s what a teacher does… at least, that is what they should do… “Lend A Hand” – “Take The Lead”… Help, guide, and explain what it is that they have seen that those “behind” them can’t yet see from their vantage point.
There are so many possible ways in which learning can happen. And if there is not any learning happening from behind the eyes of you – the teacher – then I would bet that there is not much learning going on behind the eyes of your students either.
It is a “Two-Way Street”
There are many ways to explore the options available to a teacher in every situation in a classroom setting. And since each classroom and each student is different, there are endless possibilities.
They are Your Teacher As Well
(this post was started back in 2009… when I didn’t know anything about teaching… and updated yesterday… when I am still learning)
For those of you who help student prepare for the TOEFL iBT Exam, you already know that there really is no such thing as TOEFL Vocabulary. However, a lot of people seem to be stuck on this idea. That is why I have created the TOEFL Vocabulary data-base. Not all of the words in the data-base will be on the exam, but many of them will. The rest of them can be used as a way to check one’s level.
But the ones that will definitely not be a waste of time for students to learn are being systematically turned into short/medium/long blog posts… whatever is need for that word or group of words.
“Campus” – (/KæM-pihs/ – /ˈkæm.pə(ɪ)s/) [concrete & abstract noun]…
“The grounds, buildings, facilities, of a college, university, and/or institue of education.”
From the description and example sentence above, it should not be difficult to comprehend why the word “Campus” is our next “Functional” TOEFL Vocabulary word.
A good article about “Bad English”
A great Post that every New Teacher Should Read!!!
(And also a great reminded for those of us who are no-so “new”… it would have saved me a few near heart-attacks in the early years.)
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I think most teachers, no matter how experienced they are, couldn’t say that every lesson they deliver these days is a perfect lesson. It can never be perfect because, well we as human’s aren’t perfect and those who we teach aren’t perfect either. So for any new teacher, the thought of making a mistake in the classroom in terms of delivering a lesson, can be seen as completely dreadful and the amount of self-destruction that goes down about it is way too much.
So here I want to address few common errors and what I have found it a way around it.
If you are a native speaking teacher and you are teaching students in a foreign land, chances are they are very happy about having you for a start. This will put you at a real advantage. However, if you are a non-native teacher, there…
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