In the context of teacher evaluation, effectiveness is usually seen in terms of how well the teacher's activity leads to desired outcomes on the part of the students. How students learn, however, is a very complex matter and effectiveness involves more than teacher-student exchanges in the normal classroom situation.
Successful educators need to be aware of current educational concerns. None of us can be an expert in every field, but we must be ready and willing to provide answers to parents, colleagues and other professionals on a variety of educational matters. Professional Resource Mini-Papers are short, concise papers written by John Brownridge, Ed.D., with the aim of providing relevant information in a nutshell.
SSL Lingo Blocks have been developed by experienced SSL teachers who understand what it is to teach a second language and the importance of hands-on materials in the learning process. These blocks are specially designed to teach such concepts as negatives, adjectival agreements, verb parts and sentence structure.