Category: Education

Teacher Professional Development for Teaching Reading

In the wake of recent government regulatory acts aimed at improving teaching standards, schools are focusing more and more on professional development for teachers. School districts are concerned with how teachers can most effectively help their students learn. In particular, teaching reading is one of the major priorities of schools – literacy is the basis

Instructivism Vs Constructivism

All students have been in instructivist classes where the instructor used lecture-based teaching. While many learners can learn in this environment, recent studies on how the brain learns suggest that a more effective method of teaching is constructivism. An explanation of both theories follows. Instructivist Learning Theory In the instructivist learning theory, knowledge exists independently

Pros and Cons of Private Christian Schools

Christian schools are a type of private school specifically catered to people of the Christian religion and because of this there are great debates on their pros and cons. Christian schools offer a wide range of pros including the teaching of Christian morals, ethics and knowledge of the Bible; they also have high standards of

CBSE Grading System – A Boon or a Bane?

Evaluation is an essential component of the education system. Evaluation helps in analysing one’s own understanding of the subjects by the students. Evaluation systems are also given a fresh new look. The old traditional system of allocation of marks has been uprooted and replaced by the modern grading system. CBSE (Central Board OF Secondary Education)

The Importance of Educational Toys in Child Development

At a certain phase of early age development, children seem to be inseparable from their toys. Although the basic purpose of toys is to simply create fun time playing, toys manufacturers are encouraged to provide educational-oriented toys in order to help children to learn and develop fundamental abilities such as cognitive thinking, physical skills, problem-solving,

English Class vs Language Arts in Education

Most schools do not put enough emphasis on the fine arts, namely, as an example–the art of language. In an English class the teacher will focus on reading skills, reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary–but language arts is recognizing written word as an art form. Yes we do want our students to study and master the

Scavenger Hunt – Education and Entertainment

For the sake of creativity in teaching use something old and keep it new. Scavenger Hunting is a great way to teach. Not only will your students be able to learn something new but, enjoy the time doing so. During the years teaching I would look for alternative ways to teach valuable lessons. Some were

How Much Does a Radiology School Cost?

If you’re thinking about entering the world of x-ray technology, you’re probably wondering “How much does a radiology school cost?” Like most educational programs, however, the cost depends on many factors, so there is no way to give one straight answer that will apply to all schools and all students. Cost is an important factor