Posted by – September 24, 2012
The common thinking about teaching and learning is that these are teacher-centered and only the words of the teachers should matter. But a closer look at the principles of teaching, one can see that the students should be made as the center of learning and that teachers should only act as facilitators. Also, it isn’t recommended that only the words of the teachers should be used and echo in the four corners of the classroom. Students should be involved as well through self discovery. To make this happen, there should be appropriate use of teaching strategies and teacher supplies. Teaching strategies will serve as the anchor for teaching and the supplies on the other hand will help students in the learning and self discovery. The specific benefits of the supplies will be dependent on activity or the subject where these supplies will be used.
For example, if small blocks will be used in a mathematics class to demonstrate the concept of addition then these supplies can help in the visualization. Combining all these blocks as a way to explain the concept of addition is surely fun compared to simply explaining it on the board. The use of teaching supplies for Arts and Crafts subjects will be also be helpful in harnessing the creativity of young students. If they are given with things they can play with, their imagination will be active thus helping in the learning. School supplies are important as well just like strategies so make it a point to include appropriate supplies every time.
Posted by – August 22, 2012
A check with some online stores and bookstores right now will reveal new educational supplies that are designed to be effective and quality-made. Unfortunately, most of these supplies come at a higher price compared to the regular ones. Due to the high pricing for premium and high-quality educational products and supplies, some parents often discouraged and frustrated when they shop for classroom supplies. If you also have children in school and you are somewhat discouraged by this news, remember that there are ways on how you can score the best deals that can help you provide your children with their preferred educational supplies without having to worry about the costs. One trick that you can do is to rely on newspapers, especially the Sunday editions of the local papers. From time to time, these broadsheets and magazines carry discount coupons that you can redeem when you shop for these supplies.
You can also get the best discounts and convenience if you shop for these supplies on the web. There are a number of online sellers that provide educational supplies in massive discounts. When you are online, you will have access to a number of wholesale sellers thus allowing you to compare their offers and prices. Also, the purchased teaching supplies online will be delivered to you the same day while you wait inside your home. The fluctuating prices of school supplies should not frustrate you. Just use the appropriate tricks and strategies to get the educational supplies and products that you may need.
Posted by – July 31, 2012
A classroom conducive for learning should have all the necessary materials and supplies. This is especially true when teaching young children. To keep children interested, the teacher would need to make use of visual aids and other interesting items to illustrate the lesson. Before the school year starts, it is important to take the time to design the classroom and stock up on teaching supplies. There should be posters and pictures relevant to the subject matter being taught. Supplies such as crayons, pencils, and pieces of paper should be handy whenever students are given a task to complete. If the school is not able to provide these supplies, the responsibility often lies on the teacher to be able to provide them to the students.
There are many office supply stores that carry a wide range of products that can be used in the classroom. However, if you need a larger variety of age appropriate classroom supplies, you can look for specialty online shops that carry products that cannot be found in stores. If you shop online, you will also have the opportunity to take advantage of discounts and the seller will often handle the shipping which is another advantage. Most online stores also offer additional discount for buying in bulk. Before going with a particular website, check the legitimacy of the site and research for feedback from previous customers. Learn about the buyer’s policy and the terms and conditions associated with the purchase. Be completely aware of the return policy just in case you will have any issue with the products you bought.
One of the most common challenges for many teachers is the planning stage where the mode of instruction is not just considered but the school materials and supplies as well. When it comes to the teaching strategies, at least there are work books and suggested materials that can be loaned and borrowed from the school and other teachers. But when it comes to the right materials that can be used in class, the teacher is often alone trying to come up with the classroom supplies. These supplies are generally cheap but when these supplies are bought in bulk and bought on a consistent basis, then it can be painful to the pocket as well. If you are facing the same predicament then one good move that you can take is to prioritize the supplies that are truly needed. This means putting the important and essential supplies first and other supplies are considered next and last on the list.
When it comes to essential supplies, you can’t go wrong with the art and writing supplies. If you are handling young students then you may need to collect pens, papers, art papers and crayons. These are the supplies that can tap into the creative side of your students. To help the young students practice their manipulative skills you can also order blocks and other similar teacher supplies. You also need to organize the learning environment. For this, you may need to order chairs, desks and cabinets where the supplies and materials can be stored.
Posted by – November 24, 2011
As soon as the child learns to walk and talk, we make every effort to teach them things we think will be useful as they grow up. From table manners to academic subjects, it is instilled in their minds that learning is an integral part of life. One of the most important though, among all the lessons they should learn are the things found in the greatest book ever written, the Bible. The wisdom and the values contained therein are things a child should learn as soon as he can. But as a parent or a Sunday school teacher perhaps, you have a crucial role to perform. That is to make the lesson more interesting and captivating so that kids will effectively absorb whatever is taught. To achieve this, Bible felts should be used. With these material’s color, texture and pictures, you can easily spark the interest of kids.
There are a number of suppliers for felts online. But be aware that not all of them are created equal. And so it is but imperative that you shop around and work on getting the best quality in terms of the fabric and the graphics. The flannel board set also makes a good addition to the felts. They make Bible lessons enticing, creating an environment that is very conducive to learning. Through this, you are doing kids a big favor. By assuring that the teaching is made effective, you are giving them the best chance to learn the most important lessons in life.