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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I chose the Rossier School at USC because of its outstanding faculty, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields, its reputation and focus on innovative pedagogy applied to a diverse, multicultural student body, and the uniquely flexible nature of the technology-rich program.Read more about Student Spotlight: Roy Scruggs | Whitefish, MT
Guided Practice students, I have a question. What has been the most challenging aspect of guided practice so far? If some of you answered, “lesson planning,” you would not be alone. I, too, found lesson planning to be daunting, especially when my cooperating teachers and I wanted me to learn as much as possible about assembling materials and forming a …Read more about Lesson Planning Advice
As a newer teacher and a current graduate student in the MAT-TESOL@USC, it is no wonder that I am constantly learning how to improve my curriculum and pedagogy.Read more about Going Green: Setting Realistic First-Year Teaching Goals
A few years ago, I was driving through northern Mississippi on my way from Jackson to Memphis and was on an old country road several miles north of Oxford. I had just seen Ole Miss, and walked through the Lyceum, which is where James Meredith was kept for protection while integrating the University of Mississippi.
However, on my way to …
MAT@USC Alumnus, Brooke Hopkins, was recently featured in her local newspaper. Remembering the attacks on 9/11 ten years ago, Brooke did her best to help her students understand the magnitude of that day. See the article originally printed in Eastern Wake News below.
SEPT. 11 ATTACKS AREN’T VIVID MEMORIES FOR ALL OF TODAY’S STUDENTS
KNIGHTDALE – Ten years ago today, …
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 …
Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the news about teacher-student friendships on social networking sites, particularly Facebook. In fact, this summer Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill prohibiting most teacher-student communication on social networking sites like Facebook.
On one hand, some parents, teachers, administrators, and politicians believe that when students and teachers connect through social sites like …
The MAT@USC program, delivered online using 21st century technologies, allows me to experience education in the same manner that many of my students will someday receive their college education.Read more about Student Spotlight: Teresa Younger | Henrico, VA
TEFL is the acronym for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language,” the profession of teaching English to students whose first language is not English and who live in a region where English is not the official language. TEFL is often confused with Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), which applies to English teachers who instruct students in a region …Read more about Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about the TEFL Certificate
Hanceville High School had been under the leadership of Principal Bob Burgess since 1993. Upon Mr. Burgess’s retirement at the end of last school year, Hanceville hired Mr. Tracy Hubbert as the new principal, bringing in many new and exciting changes. During these first few weeks of the school year, Mr. Hubbert has instituted several new programs that lead to …Read more about Tackling a New School Year with Changes