Hello everyone!

Nice to meet you. I’m Ghafar, a teacher from Malaysia.

This is my blog for English language class. This is not personal blog but rather a medium for me to transfer any useful information regarding my teaching practice or any educational content. It is my pleasure to share my ideas with the readers. I design this blog to facilitate my students’ blogs and their progress in learning English language. There are lots of stuff inside and I hope you can give feedback on my page.  Thank you! 🙂

I hope you will have fun in learning English language. Here are some facts and myths about learning. Enjoy 🙂

Myth: We must be sitting in a chair at all times in order to learn.
Fact: Our ability to learn by experience diminishes in direct proportion to the amount of time we spend sitting.

Myth: The person who does the most listening does the most learning.
Fact: The person doing the most talking, moving, or writing is doing the most learning.

 

Myth: The best way to teach is to give information in a well-planned lecture.
Fact: We remember 10 to 20 percent of what we hear. If we want someone to “hear” something, we lecture. If we want students to “learn,” we need to work as a guide on the side and involve them.

 

Myth: If we’d only listen, we’d remember more.

Fact: We learn and remember 80 to 90 percent of what we do and say. In order to learn anything well, we need to talk about it with each other and do it a number of times.

 

Myth The more “serious” the learning is, the more we will remember.

Fact: We learn and remember best when we are engaged and enjoying what we’re doing.

Myth: Fun is marginal to learning.

Fact: Not only do we learn best and remember more when we enjoy success at an appropriately challenging experience, we also will be more willing to seek out other challenging experiences.

 

Myth: The only person who should be the “sage on the stage” is the expert in the field.
Fact: We are all in the process of becoming experts in something. The more of our knowledge we share with others, the more we learn.

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