Monday, 26 December 2011

Different method to fill in the blanks

Normally teachers just let pupils to fill in the blanks with the words. Maybe it will a bit hard to the pupils that they can't understand the meaning of those words. Sometimes, teachers are able to replace the blanks with pictures, then just ask the pupils to choose the words to fill in the blanks. This way are able to help the pupils are weak in English because it is more easier for them if ask them just fill in the blanks correctly among those words.

Making sentences pertaining to the picture

Making sentences pertaining to the picture is one of the way to train the pupils to speak in English fluently. The pupils are able to make any sentences pertaining to the picture. The sentences can be short and simple. The important is all the pupils are try their best to make the sentences. May be it will be hard at starting but I believe that the pupils will improve if they keep trying by using this way.

How to help pupils to improve their English

There are many ways to help pupils to improve their English. Teachers are able to choose the suitable way to help them. For me, I will ask my pupils to speak English during the English lesson, if they do not know how to say the words, they can ask me directly. By this way, they will learn a lot of new vocabulary. It is hard for them if ask the pupils to recite the vocabulary and the meaning. It is useless because they will forget after few days. So, if they use those words in sentences, it is more easier to remember it. In addition, I will ask my pupils to repeat the content of topic that they learn on that day in simple sentences. It will train them to speak fluently. Sometimes, I also will ask my pupils to listen to me then repeat the content that I present. I wish that the ways that I use will help the pupils and other teachers.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Benefit of story telling

Students will feel bored of teachers of just use the same way to teach. Actually, teachers can use the different ways to teach so that students are able to remember the content. Story telling is a best way to use because it is fun and easy to attract students's attention especially for the primary school students. Stories able to create magic and  sense of wonder at the world. Sometimes, teachers could tell the story to convey information or ask students to tell the moral value that they learnt from the story. I believe that students are more easier to remember the content with listened the story compare with reading the content by them self.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Teacher could set the exercises in diversification

After the lesson, teachers will set up the exercises for students to make sure that they are completely mastered the skills or knowledge. The exercises can be diversification. Sometimes, teachers can set up the exercises with using the computer. Students just have to say the answer and click the button to check the correct answer. It is easy and good for our environment because teachers no need to use a lot of papers to set up the exercises anymore. For example, when teacher is teaching the “tenses”, teacher can use this way for students to do the revision.

Click on the answer button to see the correct answer.

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Fun of Games

Learning becomes fun if teachers use various ways of teaching. Students will learning in fun and won't feel bored while teacher is teaching. For instance, teacher teaches the eyes of different animals. Teacher can make the eyes masks to let them guess or let students match the animals's eyes in game. It will be fun and I am sure that students will engage in active. Here is a matching game that suitable for Year One students.

Animals's Eyes

Click on "the eyes" to briefly show the word, then click on the image.



  • How to Play the Game
    • Click on "the eyes" to briefly show the word.
    • Then click on the image that matches the word
    • If a green smiling face is shown, then you answered correctly.
    • If a red frowning face is shown, then you made a mistake. (The image that remains is the correct answer.)
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    • You can change the time the words are shown by using the - and + buttons.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

How to relieve your stress

Nowadays, the job load of teachers are increased day by day. Besides of teaching, teachers still need to do a lot of paper work. Many teachers feel stressed when they need to settle a lot of matters at the same time. Therefore, teachers need to know how to relieve stress easy, how to relieve anxiety fast and get quick stress relief. Here are some ways on how teachers can relieve the stress so that teachers are able to teaching in pleasant.

1. Exercise regularly
One easy way to reduce your stress is to exercise on a regular basis. This can be anything from taking a brisk walk everyday or going to a gym. However you decide to exercise, just make sure to be consistent. Exercise releases hormones that will actually help you feel better and take your mind off your work.

2. Take a moment of silence
Take at least 15-minutes everyday to do nothing -- absolutely nothing. Just take some quiet time to relax. Don't turn on the television. Don't turn on the computer. Just sit and relax by yourself. You might be surprised how a moment of silence can really help you alleviate your stress.

3. Practice deep breathing exercises
A simple way to reduce stress - no matter what's happening - is to practice deep breathing. Simply close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Take ten deep breaths (your breath in should be as long as your breath out). With each breath out think "relax."

4. Say "No"
Pick and choose your commitments wisely. Start saying "No" more often and you'll probably start freeing up more time for yourself. Do the things that you will enjoy and learn to turn down those things that stress you out.

5. Sleep well
With your hectic schedule of juggling work and school, it's essential to sleep well. Try to get at 7 to 8 hours every night so you'll always be at your best. You’ll be able to think more clearly – and you’ll feel better.

6. Eat healthy
Eating healthy is a key to feeling better. Avoid junk food and alcohol because the lack of proper nutrition can send your stress levels even higher.

7. Put things in perspective
The things and events in your life that seem huge now may not seem so important years from now. So keep things in perspective. Knowing this can often reduce your stress.

8. Get a hobby
A hobby is a great way to get your mind off your daily workload. So if you don't have a hobby, find something you like to do -- and make it a goal to pursue it weekly.

9. Confide in someone
Make sure you're sharing your feelings with your close friends. Use your support system to vent. Sometimes just sharing your feelings will help you deal with the stress you’re going through.

How to be a great speaker

Not all the people are able to be a good speaker and dare to give speech on the stage. But if you are willing to learn, Nothing is possible! Here have 25 public speaking skills for every speaker. If you completely mastered the speaking skills. I am sure that every one will be the great speaker.
Every public speaker should be able to:
1.      Research a topic – Good speakers stick to what they know. Great speakers research what they need to convey their message.

2.      Focus – Help your audience grasp your message by focusing on your message. Stories, humour, or other “sidebars” should connect to the core idea. Anything that doesn’t needs to be edited out.

3.      Organize ideas logically – A well-organized presentation can be absorbed with minimal mental strain. Bridging is key.

4.      Employ quotations, facts, and statistics – Don’t include these for the sake of including them, but do use them appropriately to complement your ideas.

5.      Master metaphors – Metaphors enhance the understandability of the message in a way that direct language often can not.

6.      Tell a story – Everyone loves a story. Points wrapped up in a story are more memorable, too!

7.      Start strong and close stronger – The body of your presentation should be strong too, but your audience will remember your first and last words (if, indeed, they remember anything at all).

8.      Incorporate humour – Knowing when to use humour is essential. So is developing the comedic timing to deliver it with greatest effect.

9.      Vary vocal pace, tone, and volume – A monotone voice is like fingernails on the chalkboard.
10.  Punctuate words with gestures – Gestures should complement your words in harmony. Tell them how big the fish was, and show them with your arms.

11.  Utilize 3-dimensional space – Chaining yourself to the lectern limits the energy and passion you can exhibit. Lose the notes, and lose the chain.

12.  Complement words with visual aids – Visual aids should aid the message; they should not be the message. Read slide:ology or the Presentation Zen book and adopt the techniques.

13.  Analyze the audienceDeliver the message they want (or need) to hear.

14.  Connect with the audience – Eye contact is only the first step. Aim to have the audience conclude “This speaker is just like me!” The sooner, the better.

15.  Interact with the audience – Ask questions (and care about the answers). Solicit volunteers. Make your presentation a dialogue.

16.  Conduct a Q&A session – Not every speaking opportunity affords a Q&A session, but understand how to lead one productively. Use the Q&A to solidify the impression that you are an expert, not (just) a speaker.

17.  Lead a discussion – Again, not every speaking opportunity affords time for a discussion, but know how to engage the audience productively.
18.  Obey time constraints – Maybe you have 2 minutes. Maybe you have 45. Either way, customize your presentation to fit the time allowed, and respect your audience by not going over time.

19.  Craft an introduction – Set the context and make sure the audience is ready to go, whether the introduction is for you or for someone else.

20.  Exhibit confidence and poise – These qualities are sometimes difficult for a speaker to attain, but easy for an audience to sense.

21.  Handle unexpected issues smoothly – Maybe the lights will go out. Maybe the projector is dead. Have a plan to handle every situation.

22.  Be coherent when speaking off the cuff – Impromptu speaking (before, after, or during a presentation) leaves a lasting impression too. Doing it well tells the audience that you are personable, and that you are an expert who knows their stuff beyond the slides and prepared speech.

23.  Seek and utilize feedback – Understand that no presentation or presenter (yes, even you!) is perfect. Aim for continuous improvement, and understand that the best way to improve is to solicit candid feedback from as many people as you can.

24.  Listen critically and analyze other speakers – Study the strengths and weakness of other speakers.

25.  Act and speak ethically – Since public speaking fears are so common, realize the tremendous power of influence that you hold. Use this power responsibly.