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. Read More …

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. Read More …

Teaching Tools: Using Anchor Charts as an effective Teaching Strategy in Classroom

anchorchart_learnUsing Anchor Charts as an effective Teaching Strategy in Classroom
By Ahmad Amirali

Back in my school days, when teachers hardly use technology in their classrooms, charts and papers were the dominating part of any classroom activity. The demand for store-bought/readymade props and chart displayed materials were high, and mostly all educators use such ready and handy material in their classroom as per their lesson theme to save time. Nowadays, the emphasis has been made more on teacher-created classroom displayed materials. Therefore, being an educator, the term that frequently comes in my mind whenever I start planning to decorate my classroom for any lesson theme is: Anchor Charts. Read More …