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16th October, 2017

Why Is Teacher Development Important?: Because Students Deserve the Best

Great teachers help create great students. In fact, research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement, so it is critical to pay close attention to how we train and support both new and experienced educators.

Teacher Preparation
The best teacher-preparation programs emphasize subject-matter mastery and provide many opportunities for student teachers to spend time in real ...

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14th October, 2017

6 Ways to Turn Stress into Success


The dictionary definition of stress is “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.’ In a fully connected world, it’s easy to often feel consumed by work – unable to relax and remove yourself from a working environment. But with the distinction between work/life balance blurring, it’s important to keep some time to yourself to make sure you don’t overwork yourself and become burnt out. This in turn will lead ...

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13th October, 2017

The benefits of sending your child to camp

Every summer, millions of children attend summer camps throughout the United States.  If your child has never been to camp, you may be wondering how to begin the process of deciding if your child is ready for camp.  We have put together some of the questions and answers that may be helpful as you embark on the journey of choosing the summer camp experience that is best for your child.

Why is camp so important?
Although each camp is different, whe...

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12th October, 2017

The advantages of extracurricular activities


Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities during their time at school — from sport, music and drama to personal development and community service programs. There are a whole range of benefits that come from involvement in these programs, we explore a few below.

They provide a productive break from study
Weekly activities can offer a welcome break from studies and homework — part...

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11th October, 2017

Importance of Employee Training: 6 Reasons Why It Saves You Money


If you were given the choice between two different pilots—one was trained, the other not—which one would you choose? But what if there was no “up-front” cost for the untrained pilot? You still wouldn’t do it? Yet many business owners do not recognize the importance of employee training.

Most business managers wouldn’t hire unqualified employees. But so many of them do employ under-qualified workers. Sometimes employees become under-qualifi...

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10th October, 2017

Montessori Materials, how important are they?


Montessori materials and all their extensions should be second nature to a teacher and should flow, integrate and overlap across the curriculum. Practical Life ..should be just that, giving a child an opportunity to practice life, so therefore no need to grate soap..how about nutmeg or a carrot?

There's always a though about if a Montessori School has non Montessori activities, whether it is for a parents benefit? As this is what a parent, who is not ...

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9th October, 2017

Importance of Effective Teacher Training

Helps Prevent Failure
New teachers have many challenges that they face each day. Effective teacher training helps prepare new teachers for these challenges. While teacher training and student teaching won't completely prepare new teachers for every issue they will face, it can help them feel more confident about many common problems that arise for teachers each day. Without this background, teachers might feel like failures and eventually give up.

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7th October, 2017

The Advantages & Disadvantages of the Phonetic Approach


The phonetic approach is a method of teaching and learning reading based on the letters of the alphabet and their associated sounds. Children learn the shapes of the letters and the sounds they make to decode words that appear in text. Blending sounds together in an unknown word is a strategy often referred to as "sounding out." The phonetic approach to reading has advantages and disadvantages but still plays a key role in early literacy training in most classrooms.

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6th October, 2017

Teaching Your Child About Peers With Special Needs



Disabilities cover a wide range. Some are obvious -- such as a child with a physical disability who uses a wheelchair or a child with a visual impairment who uses a cane to navigate when walking. Other disabilities may be more "hidden" -- for example, children who have learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder.


Chances are that at some point your child will have a classmate with a disability. Just as you guided yo...

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5th October, 2017

Ten Best Countries for Working Overseas as a Teacher


The world is your oyster when it comes to teaching these days. International schools can be found in virtually every country on earth, in most leading global cities, and sometimes in the most exotic of places - next to a beach in Barbados or alongside the jungle in Borneo. Just check out our current vacancies to see what we mean!

Here are ten countries with many great opportunities for teachers:

United Arab Emirates
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