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how can teachers help

  Teachers that were most effective figured out how to engage students at every turn. From the regular thumbs-up/thumbs down to dressing up, from vocabulary scavenger hunts to riddle solving, their students were immersed in active learning. Some classes even put on plays and other multifaceted, complex productions.  Teachers can help students achieve this goal by: Assessing the learning styles of their students, keeping in mind that being different is not inferior. This information can be used to gradually incorporate learning and processing strategies that will help the child develop the skills needed to succeed in school, college, or the job market. Supporting your students’ social-emotional needs and development, while growing your mindset and confidence to succeed, Crafting a solid plan for the 1st 30 days, including relationship-building and a clear, consistent approach to classroom management. Assessment  Assessment is one of the most important components of education, but not ju

How the internet changed learning

  The Internet is a solution to the numerous modern students’ problems. Today, they are forced to combine work with studies to get money for their living. To such students professional help is inevitable. some may argue that t he internet has led to students developing a lazy attitude towards education, and most have even forgotten the nitty-gritty of studying. Most students who use computers often misspell words because they use spell checkers most of the times. It is undeniable that the internet is very useful and helpful during the educational process since it helps with the following: Research: the internet carries volumes of information, and with just a ‘click’ you will get information you are interested in from varying sources. Learning language: numerous tools and websites offer language learning materials. One of the well-known services is Duolingo. There you can start learning any language you want simply sitting at a computer. Interactive materials: innovative devices are als

How can students achieve more

  Identify your natural learning style:  This self-knowledge can help you make more effective use of your time. Remember, your learning style may be quite different from that of family members and friends. Adapting your study method to suit your own natural style will enable you to produce powerful results in less time. Keep up with reading:  Particularly in college or university, staying up-to-date in terms of your reading is critical to your success. When you attend a lecture without having completed the required reading, you lose a valuable opportunity to add to your understanding. Develop effective note-taking techniques:  A variety of note-taking styles can help you record key information and see the bigger picture in terms of subject matter. Good note-taking strategies can help you make the most of the time spent reading from textbooks and attending classes. A collaborative learning system:  With e learning you get the option to learn with the whole world. The class today is no l

The Power of Wh Questions

  Wh questions are highly beneficial in the context of education and infact, at any place where questions need to be asked. Using Wh questions in learning and assessment material could significantly improve the verbal and logical reasoning abilities of your learners. For young kids, it even helps enhance vocabulary. Wh questions help learners to collect relevant knowledge and demonstrate what they already know. Learners take time to contemplate what they know before they respond. They could help be helpful in multiple scenarios, since there is a specific usage for each type of Wh question, like, What is used to ask about things or objects Who and Whom are used to ask about people In daily learning activity, the students get the difficulties to make a written form. It is because all grammatical rules and developing ideas. The students often make grammatical mistakes in English usage when they are speaking, such as grammatical errors, language use, and mechanics. And when the students ha

Reusing Written Test Items

A case study based on analysis of 132 five-option (528 distractors) multiple-choice questions (MCQs) developed at MUW included in five in-house exams. Questions repeated at least twice during the period considered and constituted 42.4% of all MCQs. Each MCQ was assessed on the basis of the following three indicators: difficulty index (DI), discrimination power (DP), and the number of non-functioning distractors (N-FD). The change in psychometric indicators of test items was assessed using Krippendorff alpha coefficient (α k ). Together with each MCQs repetition, a decrease in the number of questions that would maintaining the analogical DI value towards the initial level of easiness was observed. However, the level of DI compliance was significantly higher, even when there were five consecutive repetitions (coefficient α k  for the consecutive repetitions was 0.90, 0.85, 0.78 and 0.75). N-FD number in consecutive repetitions remained on a satisfactory level (good and very good complian

uses of exams for problem solving skill

For many students, exams seem a necessary evil. Time-consuming yet inevitable. But are exams really necessary? And are they evil? What do we want from assessment? Good assessment programs aim to provide a balanced, fair evaluation of each student. They achieve this in two ways. First, they use of a variety of strategies and tasks. This gives students multiple opportunities, in varying contexts, to demonstrate  what they know and can do . It also enables teachers to be confident in the accuracy of their judgements about each student. Second, tasks must be  “fit for purpose” . Assuming a subject has a number of goals (knowledge to learn, skills to acquire), each task should be  appropriate  to the specific goal or goals it is assessing. This means that a task assessing base knowledge will look different to one assessing creativity. Exams focus on breadth In most disciplines, there are specific bodies of knowledge that students are expected to learn. Physics students might learn about the