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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

12:45PM - Изучение английского языка. Как добиться эффекта «Wow!»

Садясь за компьютер, слушая музыку, или просто идя в магазин – любой человек сталкивается с иностранными языками. Названия магазинов, брендов, новых товаров, книг и фильмов – все чащу от нас требуют знания второго или даже третьего языка. Но подобные неудобства существуют не только на обывательском уровне. Но если для простого гражданина незнание языков дает лишь ощущение дискомфорта, то для человека, имеющего отношение к бизнесу – это незнание подобно профессиональной дисквалификации.
Ключевым процессом развития сегодняшней экономики является прогрессирующая глобализация. Бизнес в России уже давно перестал быть локальным. И уже давно не стоят вопросы типа «необходимо ли учить языки?», «Нужны ли сотрудники со знанием иностранных языков?», «Сколько сотрудников в фирме должны владеть иностранными языками?». Вопрос сегодня есть только один: «Как наиболее дешево и качественно организовать обучение персонала иностранному языку?».
Методы обучения персонала
Поговорим про изучение английского языка, который наиболее востребован на сегодняшнем рынке. Логичным следствие подобной острой востребованности является множество способов и предложений по изучению языка. Сразу отметем самостоятельное изучение, даже за корпоративный счет. Как показывает практика, если язык нужен для профессионального общения, индивидуальные занятия, даже с носителем языка, не специализирующемся на бизнес-тематике, не могут дать необходимого уровня подготовки. Не забывайте, что ваш персонал должен изучать не столько иностранный язык, сколько язык профессионального общения. То есть, фактически, заново освоить всю систему мимики, жестов, пауз и убыстрений разговора, которой они, не задумываясь, пользуются при разговоре на родном языке, но полностью теряют при некачественном изучении английского языка, даже при роскошном словарном запасе.
Сегодня для профессионалов бизнеса есть лишь одно решение: курсы различных уровней, индивидуальные занятия и занятия в группах. Существует множество программ для изучения английского языка онлайн, но и здесь не стоит забывать о необходимых вам целях: не все школы изучения языков онлайн помогут достигнуть вам своих целей.
Последний вариант, необходимо признать, наиболее оптимален, как по качеству изучения, так и по стоимости.
Школа языков
Первая задача, которая стоит перед компанией, решившей начать обучение персонала в школе английского языка – определиться с уровнем обучающихся. Для кого-то уже необходимы курсы делового английского, для кого-то английского разговорного, для кого-то занятия с носителями языка, для кого-то изучения английского языка для начинающих или вовсе с нуля. А кому-то уже необходима подготовка к экзаменам TOEFL или IELTS.
«Репетитор по английскому», «английский с преподавателем» — именно с такого поискового запроса многие начинают поиск вариантов обучения языку. Но искать надо не преподавателя, а школу изучения английского языка, которая сможет предложить вам весь спектр услуг. Признак хорошей школы, видный сразу даже человеку, далекому от проблем обучения – широкий спектр предлагаемых услуг. Он должен заключать в себя и онлайн изучение английского языка, и обучение в офисе, и углубленное изучение, и обучение руководителей, и обучение специалистов, английский с носителем и просто английский с преподавателем. Чем шире спектр предлагаемых услуг – тем лучше школа. Второй признак качественной школы английского языка – отзывы реальных бизнесменов и менеджеров, прошедших в ней обучение. Потому что мерилом качества, в конечном итоге, служит только практика.

Monday, September 3, 2012

4:54PM - Math Books

I am teaching 3rd grade math this year and looking to build a math library.  I checked online for math booksets.  There are some good ones but I cannot afford them.  Anyone knows where I can get used math booksets?  I went to several thrift stores but no lucks so far.  

Thanks in advance!
 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

9:19PM - Ipads and MacBooks for each student...

On Monday of next week, I have to do a 3-5 minute presentation on any subject. I thought I would do a Power Point on the pros of having Ipads or MacBooks for each student. It seems like it is heading that way in the area of where I live.

Please let me know if the students have Ipads or MacBooks in your area and the advantages.

For those who do not have Ipads or MacBooks for the students, can you help me with reasons why you feel it might be a good idea?

Lastly, your opinion matters, but if you have any supporting links, I would greatly appreciate if you included them in your comments.

Thank you.

Friday, January 28, 2011

10:50AM - Help!

I'm a director and a teacher at a daycare/preschool. I was wondering if anyone has an idea on where I can get a good quality CHEAP curriculum. I'm very familiar with Creative Curriculum. We are a newer center and I'm trying to get NAEYC accredited. I hope someone can help us! Thanks so much!

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

9:40AM - Ecosystem

Any ideas for a hands-on lesson that discusses ecosystems?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

5:26PM - Mechanical Energy

I'm struggling with finding an interactive Science lesson for my third graders on mechanical energy that deals with explaining potential and kinetic energy. Any ideas?!?!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

8:11AM - Hey Hi Hello!

Hi everybody! I just joined this group so I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Julie and I live in Chicago Illinois. I just graduated from Columbia College with a BFA in Painting and Photography concentration. Im now doing my fisrt quarter at DePaul University for an MA in Elementary Education. I dont plan on teaching art but there are a couple of Art based schools in the area. Im also really interested in Montessori but still dont know very much about it.  Im currently doing observation hours at a small private "arts academy" Im new to the major but so excited! If anyone has any information, links, tips, or stories that they think would help me out I would be greatful! and I am looking forward to being a part of this group!


Julie

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

10:58PM - :(

I am a recent grad and am certified K -6. I AM STILL JOBLESS IN CHARLOTTE, NC. I am really sad that there is so little out there! What are the rest of you who are in my shoes doing? Does anyone have any sugguestions as to what I should do? :(

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

10:01AM

Hello,

I'm doing some research for my graduate program on teaching in a bad economy. We're focusing on what to do if you don't find a full-time teaching job - mostly subbing. i'm writing a section on ways to supplement your income as a substitute teacher if, like many subs, you aren't getting enough shifts. If you've subbed in the past or currently subbing, what other types of gigs have you taken to make ends meet? I'd particularly like to hear about things you've done that have involved children or stuff that has enhanced your resume!

Thanks in advance!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

9:52AM - Funny Ancedote

This was sent to me in an email:

We who have taught, or love children who have been taught, know this is funny!

From the diary of a Pre- School Teacher:

My five-year old students are learning to read.

Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said, "Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!"


I took a deep breath, then asked..."What did you call it?"

"It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!"

And so it does...



" A f r i c a n Elephant "


Hooked on phonics! Ain't it wonderful?

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

1:15AM - New Teacher Discussion Community

Teacher's Nook: http://www.teachersnook.net

Come and help us make the community grow. It's also a way to get additional support and feedback from your colleagues. (You can NEVER have enough of that! Can you?)

Monday, February 9, 2009

7:57PM - I'm a 4th grade teacher and curious...

If you had a paraeducator in your classroom, what types of jobs/responsibilities would you assign to you paraeducator as a special education teacher and )as a general education teacher in an inclusion setting?

What management style would you use in working with a paraeducator? What types of questions would you ask if you were interviewing a paraeducator to work in your classroom and why?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

10:04AM - Newton's Third Law of Motion

Does anyone have any hands-on lessons to teach Second Graders Newton's Third Law of Motion: Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.

I'm stumped about this one...Thank you!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

1:26PM

is anyone here a member of lessonplanet.com? it's $30 a year to be a member and i'm student-teaching right now so i'm totally broke and am wondering how good it is. i looked through the short lesson descriptions and there seemed to be a lot of ideas i'd like to use...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

10:34AM - FOSS Kits

I was recently at a Professional Development workshop and one of the teachers mentioned in passing about how you can borrow Foss kits from Foss as long as you make sure all of the supplies are still there. Does anyone know about this or have any information about it?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

5:36PM

so i have a new student and he's new to the country and does not know any enlgish. he's in the middle years 6-8.

let me clarify, he can say the alphabet and name a few objects and that's about it.

where do i start with him?

sounds? phoneme work? alphabet books? or making alphabet books?

do i read books aloud to him? I know dual language books would be helpful, but how can he respond to it if he doesn't know the words to use?
seems like a catch 22 to me.
use read aloud books on a tape casseettte?

but how do i get him started on writing? he wants to write, but when given the chance writes very little.
doesn't like copying things either.
how to learn how to read and write and communicate in awhole new language.

I've given his teacher some scribed work for him to work on like a journal.. with a very simple format and then some books for him to make.. but that's about it.

i know that i can't teach language seperately and that it has to be in context.

thankfully, i have a dual language dictionary.. it will come in usueful.. somewhat anywyas.

i just need to get organized and have a good flow / program
days for writing
days for reading
and days for oral communication

Thursday, September 25, 2008

8:47PM - Ahh!

So today I was offered a 2nd grade teaching position that will start on Monday. I'm feeling quite overwhelmed...what are some things that I should def. have ready for my first day with the kids?


Your help, advice, and tips will be GREATLY appreciated!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

8:17PM - Translation Help Please!

I know there is a website that can help me with translation from English to Russian, but in transliteration so I could read it. I have a Russian child that has limited English. Could someone help me find a website or help me with basic words to say in Russian; such as:

Sit down
Please
Line Up
Write name
Write letter (s)
Write number (s)
Help
Listen to the teacher
Quiet please
Eyes on Me
Stand Up
Walk Quietly
Hands to Self
Hands to Side
Raise quiet hand

Thank you so much for your help

Xposted to a few teacher sites

5:08AM - Teachers in Media



I caught this radio program and it brought me back to my EdFon class discussion of Blackboard Jungle vs Freedom Writers but goes into more depth into the whole genre of teachers movies. Interesting listen if you are in the teaching field or enjoy film discussions.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

11:55AM - Help!

Quick - your favorite professional text about teaching reading and/or writing in elementary grades.

Examples:

Strategies that Work
Reading With Meaning
Nonfiction Matters
Guided Reading

I'm looking for possible book club selections and am coming up with titles that sound good but I've only read the online blurb about them. Thanks!

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