I have a reluctant reader aged 9 and I’m currently trying to encourage her to readmore in the hope that she will love it! She has always enjoyed ‘story time’, loving many beautifully illustrated children’s story books and is keen to choose new books from the library, but not to read herself. She will read her school book (because the teacher says so) to me but isn’t interested in continuing alone and reading for fun. How do I help her find that spark? I really don’t want her to miss out on something that has given me so much pleasure over the years, not to mention the vocabulary, knowledge and intellectual … Continue reading _ENCOURAGE THEM TO READ!!! CTTO: AUTHOR OF THE ARTICLE

_Classroom Management

Classroom management is a term teachers use to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. The term also implies the prevention of disruptive behavior. Reinforcement is a stimulus that follows and is contingent upon a behavior and increases the probability of a behavior being repeated. Positive reinforcement can increase the probability of not only desirable behavior but also undesirable behavior. For example, if a student whines to get attention and is successful in getting it, the attention serves as positive reinforcement, which increases the likelihood that the student will continue to whine. These tips describe … Continue reading _Classroom Management


“LOVE AND TIME” Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love. Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment. When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help. Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered, “No, I can’t. … Continue reading “LOVE AND TIME”


        “PROUD MYSTRIOUS CAT”   I saw a proud, mysterious cat I saw a proud, mysterious cat Too proud to catch a mouse or rat Mew, mew, mew   But catnip, she would eat the purr But catnip, she would eat the purr And goldfish she did much prefer Mew, mew, mew   I saw a cat t’was but a dream I saw a cat t’was but a dream Who scorned the slave that brought her cream Mew, mew, mew   Unless the slave dreamed in style Unless the slave dreamed in style And knelt before her all the while … Continue reading PROUD MYSTERIOUS CAT

Don’t Change the World

DON’T CHANGE THE WORLD Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather. Definitely, this would need thousands of cows’ skin, and would cost a huge … Continue reading Don’t Change the World