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STRATEGIES FOR DETERMINING STUDENTS’ PRIOR KNOWLEDGE (PART B)

As established in the first part of this post, one of the tasks and responsibilities of a teacher is to bring students to the same page that you are on to bridge the knowledge gap and make learning more fun and interesting to the learner. We are exploring different strategies simply because using the same [...]

STRATEGIES FOR DETERMINING STUDENTS’ PRIOR KNOWLEDGE (PART A)

It is no surprise that how students perceive and relate to their teachers has an enormous impact on their academic performance. The teacher has the task of connecting with the student and establishing grounds of commonality and a welcoming atmosphere that fosters approachability. As a teacher, you need to bring the students to the same [...]

DANGERS OF DEHYDRATION

In terms of composition, water makes up at least 60 percent of the total makeup of the human body. The body needs water for proper functioning. Dehydration is when the body doesn't have sufficient water and fluid to carry out its normal function. Dehydration can be traceable to several reasons: not drinking enough water, diarrhea, [...]

WORKING ON YOUR METACOGNITION TO FOSTER SUCCESS

Success is the byproduct of several things, one of which is metacognition. Your metacognition speaks of your level of awareness of yourself. When you can ascertain the underlying reasons behind your action. Metacognition is of utmost importance because it helps you identify your strengths and your weaknesses. When you know them, you can effectively work [...]

6 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR READING COMPREHENSION

Reading does not only make you a better writer. It enhances your mind too, and many people find it quite draining to comprehend while reading. However, to improve your reading comprehension, you need these tips. Tips to improve your reading: 1) EXPAND YOUR READING HORIZON You need to consciously decide to read lots of books [...]

Biology: 9 Effective Food Preservation Techniques

    Food spoilage and wastage are caused by various factors. Notable among them, however, is the moisture content of the foods which facilitates the growth of spoilage micro-organisms like fungi (found in bread) and bacteria. This, notwithstanding, food can be preserved, still. Below are nine effective food preservation techniques that have been put to [...]

LAUGHING GAS: THE FACTS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT IT

You may be conversant with a certain gas commonly referred to as “Laughing Gas”. This gas goes by many names: sweet air, happy gas, laughing gas, and Nitrous oxide. Dinitrogen monoxide (N20) is its IUPAC name. It is a colorless, odorless, and non-flammable gas. Now, although Sir Joseph Priestley discovered the gas in 1772, Sir [...]

PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON A CHILD’S ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  Parents have a great amount of influence on the way the life of their children turns out. This is true considering that the background of the child eventually shapes the lenses through which he/she sees the world and life generally. It is undeniable that peer pressure may also affect the type of choices and [...]

Six Ways To Maintain Classroom Discipline

1. Monitoring The key to this principle is to circulate. Get up and get around the room. While your students are working, make the rounds. Check on their progress. An effective teacher will make a pass through the whole room about two minutes after the students have started a written assignment. She checks that each [...]

Love For Chemistry: Sodium bicarbonate Facts

Sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate, better known as baking soda is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3 . It is primarily used in cooking and baking as a leavening agent, and as a very effective cleaning agent. It is mined in its natural form, nahcolite, as a white or colourless carbonate mineral.  As [...]

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