Melinda is a career-changer who stumbled upon Teaching English to Speaker’s of Other Language’s as a mere bucket-list quest, she soon discovered her true purpose and passion. She started the MAT-TESOL program in May 2013 to help her become a competitive and knowledgeable candidate in the TESOL field. Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine is her home and she teaches business professionals and university …
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Welcome to your first day of USC Rossier Online classes! You are about to embark on an academic adventure that is guaranteed to change your life. If you’re feeling both excited and nervous about starting graduate school, remember that you’re not alone. Everyone in your cohort will probably feel overwhelmed at one time or another during the next few months. …Read more about Congratulations on Your First Day of Class!
Thanks in large part to globalization and modern technology, English has become the dominant language around the world. The New York Times reports that about one-quarter of the world’s population is able to communicate in English to some extent. It is the common language for every type of global enterprise, including business, entertainment and popular culture, and it represents about …Read more about How is a Master’s in TESOL Relevant Overseas?
Hello! I am Nour Gemayel, living in Orlando, Florida.
I graduated from the University of Central Florida, class of 2011, with a Bachelor in Political Science –International Relations Degree. I spent the following year living in Boston, MA trying to enter the humanitarian-aid field. After a year of difficult chase, I knew it was time to make way for another career …
Two weeks ago, we all experienced shock and heartbreak as we learned of the 26 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary and the 1 victim in a residence nearby. As I have watched CNN this week and learned more about the children and teachers who died that day, I have reflected on my experience as a substitute teacher in the local …Read more about Needed Now: Training for Substitute / Guest Teachers
This student spotlight was written by Jessica Suess. Jessica has a background in coaching competitive swimming. She is excited about bringing her skills to the classroom and creating inquiry-based classroom settings.
I’m Jessica Suess, a full-time student in USC Rossier’s online Master of Arts in Teaching with single subject credential program. I currently live in Los Gatos, California — a …Read more about Student Spotlight: Jessica Suess | Los Gatos, CA
It’s always Teacher Appreciation Day here on Thursdays and today we’ve decided to feature a group of teachers and educators who we’ve seen grow their PLN via multiple forms of social media, including Twitter’s #edchat, their dynamic blogs, and their ability to interact with educators for PD! We’ll continue to spotlight a handful of individuals for Thank a Teacher Thursdays …Read more about Thank a Teacher Thursday: December 20th, 2012
This post was written by Michelle Curtis, she has a background in nonprofit work and is excited about improving people’s lives. Learn more about Michelle here.
Image via flickr.com: Dell’s Official Flickr PageRecently I had a conversation with a high school senior who just learned that some schools offer Advance Placement (AP) courses. Daniel* recently changed schools from one located in …
There you are, sitting in class, daydreaming the time away. How many more minutes until this period is over? Oh God, is that clock even moving?! You would’ve preferred to hit the snooze button 30 more times than to have actually attended this class in the first place. Why are you here, and why are you even being forced to …Read more about Spotlight: Michael Pohyar | Dublin, CA
If you missed SVA parts 1 and 2, you can find them here and here. Otherwise, continue reading for the penultimate installment of the SVA miniseries!
Group or collective nouns often create a conundrum for writers. Are they singular, are they plural? The answer: it depends.
If the members of the group are acting as one whole unit, treat it as a single entity.
For example, “The class is able to resume its lesson if the distraction is minor.”
In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we had a brief writing tip hiatus last week (I hope everyone had a delicious & temperate Thanksgiving). Now we’re back for dessert: subject-verb agreement part 2.
One rule that sometimes causes writers problems is “either/or” and “neither/nor.” In the patterns “Either A or B” and “Neither A nor B,” the verb of a sentence must agree with B. In other words, if B (the word following “or”) is singular, the verb must reflect that.Read more about Weekly Writing Tip #13