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  • How Classrooms can be Adapted for Children with Special Needs

    How Classrooms can be Adapted for Children with Special Needs

    Classrooms are usually decorated in a way that reflects the environment a teacher wishes to create.  These include brightly coloured aides, comfortable furniture and toys for younger students suit most students. However, teachers must go an extra mile when their students include children with special needs.

    You must remember that students with special needs are no different than any other student.

  • Charles Michel De L’épée, The Inventor of Sign Language
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    Charles Michel De L’épée, The Inventor of Sign Language

    In the 1500s a Benedictine monk called Pedro Ponce de Leon used signs to help him educate deaf Spanish students. This paved the way and the first formal sign language was developed by Charles Michel de l’Eppe in the 1700s.  His method was based on “teaching deaf people through the eye what other people acquire through the ear”.  So it was his vision that laid the foundation for the education of the deaf and dumb.

  • How the PTLLS became Award in Education and Training

    How the PTLLS became Award in Education and Training

    In all my years of teaching, I have never come across a qualification that has changed names so often, leading to so much perplexity. This modest little qualification has previously been known as many names despite changing surprisingly little in content or structure. As an educator, it is a bit of an annoyance when people (and fellow trainers!) cannot seem to remember the name of the qualification they are enquiring about. 

  • Plagiarism

    Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is the act of stealing work produced by some else.  This includes text, images, video, ideas, theories or even the structure of something.  Typically it is where someone copies text verbatim from a source.  They pass it off as their own without crediting either the source or the author.  Plagiarism is regarded as a fraud and therefore a criminal offense.

  • Effective Classroom Management Tips
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    Effective Classroom Management Tips

    Planning gives structure to how things work in a classroom; from ice-breaking to seating arrangements and further to assignments and grading. This also involves an understanding of student behaviours and relationships among classmates themselves. Teachers and students need to know what to expect from each other within the classrooms. The classroom management plan allows the teacher to focus on teaching along with engaging the students. 

  • How to Implement Inclusive Education

    How to Implement Inclusive Education

    Every day around the world many children are unable to join schools and sit in the same classes as their neighbours and friends. The reason they are unable to do so could be poverty, language, race, gender or disability. This is where inclusive education and schools step in. Where there is no separation general education and special, and everyone has an equal opportunity to learn together.