Category: Teaching Strategies

Read-Aloud Habit in Children May Increase Their Literacy and Articulation Skills

Read-Aloud Habit in Children May Increase Their Literacy and Articulation Skills
By Ahmad Amirali

Last year, during my 8th-grade‘ parent-teacher meeting (PTM)’, the majority of parents shared serious concerns about their children’s reading habit. They believe that technology has ruined their children’s healthy lifestyle. Their children (age between 12 to 13 years) hardly even read a newspaper or a comic strip. Interestingly, they also have solutions like banning all their children tech gadgets, and cellular device at home will impact their children’s reading habit. I should have mentioned that my previous post about the role of technology in a child’s mental development was inspired by such PTMs where parents and even students bring their daily life issues and concerns to me. Continue reading “Read-Aloud Habit in Children May Increase Their Literacy and Articulation Skills”

16 Incredibly Useful Links for Learning and Teaching

Teaching and Learning: 16 useful websites for Lesson Plans
By Ahmad Amirali

In today’s technological era, it is a necessity for teachers to design and plan their lesson with technological friendly activities and pedagogies. However, once my professor reminded me that technology should be one of the teaching strategies in your lesson instead of the lesson plan itself.

During teaching experience, I explore a number of tech-tools and websites which I often visit and use during my unit or lesson planning. I am sharing 16 of such web pages on MyReadables. Continue reading “16 Incredibly Useful Links for Learning and Teaching”

The Importance of Goal Setting in Students’ Lives

The Importance of Goal Setting in Students’ Lives
By Ahmad Amirali

Yesterday, after-school session, one student (aged between 13 to 14 years) came to me and asked, ‘Sir, I want to become a doctor, but my friend want to become a football coach, so should I become a football coach, a doctor or an Engineer because my mama want me to become an engineer’. Well, I must say, the struggle was real. Kids at this stage, often, encountered such issues like setting up new year’s goals, future goals, career goals, what they want to achieve and how they make their goals. Continue reading “The Importance of Goal Setting in Students’ Lives”

Do Student Test Scores Gives a Complete Picture of Student Growth?

Do Student Test Scores Gives a Complete Picture of Student Growth?
By Ahmad Amirali

As a teacher, we always expect outstanding performance from our students in the classrooms. To make sure, we devise our lesson plans with tons of interactive and performance as well as paper-based activities. In the end, our differentiated teaching approach ended up on different types of assessment where we measure students’ learning. However, the question is, do these written standardised assessments are giving us (teachers and parents) the clear picture of student learning and growth? Continue reading “Do Student Test Scores Gives a Complete Picture of Student Growth?”

Does the Use of Technology During Classroom Lessons Increases Student Engagement and Learning?

Does the Use of Technology During Classroom Lessons Increases Student Engagement and Learning?
By Ahmad Amirali

During my days, the maximum technological tools provided and used by the school was a one-hour computer session once a week in which we learn basic computer programs and their functions. This trend has drastically changed over the past two decades. The black/green board and chalks/markers are now replaced by Smartboards, Google boards and high-tech multimedia equipment. Continue reading “Does the Use of Technology During Classroom Lessons Increases Student Engagement and Learning?”