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Part of My Teaching Philosophy
It’s a well known fact that many schools are located in low income communities. More commonly known is the fact that students from lower income families have lesser access to top class education, professional counseling and luxuries that people with better incomes can afford.
The students who live in these communities belong to the lower tiers of economic class and have their own fair share of problems that arise from living in densely populated areas. Children growing up in these areas remain more exposed to unwholesomeness, corruption and lack of social values since it is extremely difficult to isolate them and provide them with appropriate environment in their impressionable years.
I myself have grown up in a low income community, and am very familiar with the kinds of problems that teachers and students face every day. My experiences as a child has given me a foundation to teach effectively in any educational level and environment I desire.
In my view, schools require teachers with skills that surpass their academic qualifications. Being passionate about teaching, I know that a board approved curriculum is only a basic foundation that needs to be customized depending upon the environment it is being taught in and the students it is being disseminated to. Students should be taught more about life in their existing circumstances and the plethora of socially correct choices they can make in their daily lives.
Working long hours is definitely difficult in any profession, but it is also rewarding, especially if a teacher truly loves inspiring students. One gets to help students build a base knowledge which they may never get without an education. Most of the students come to school because it is the one place that drives their dreams into a reality. Working for an educational establishment requires patience, flexibility, and an endless motivation.
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Welcome everyone to the new semester at our academic university, My name is Dr Anthony Bendik and I will be your instructor for this course. I hope everyone had a wonderful and exciting winter break. On the first day of class, I will only take up a little of your time to give you a layout of the details of this course. If after this brief introduction, you have questions you would like to ask me personally or in private, I will be here after class at my office down the hall in room 510. The title of this course is Medical Terminology, and the textbook we will be using this semester is called “Medical Terminology Decoded”.
I am the author of the book and I wrote it primarily for students who have no medical background whatsoever. You will find that my lecture presentations follow the sequence of pages in the textbook, although the textbook is primarily filled with text, my presentations will have plenty of images to help you grasp the concept of what we are talking about. The textbook was also written so that the student can minimize notetaking and dedicate their attention to understanding the concepts being discussed in class.
This is your first year as a physical therapy student, and this class will prepare you for courses that you are required to take before graduation. Attendance is mandatory. The textbook is available online at the following link:
in the meantime, while we are waiting for your books to arrive, I will make available handouts so we can begin with the material of Chapter 1. For your convenience my lectures will be posted immediately after each class on my website at http://www.yepod.com
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“Medical Terminology Decoded” is the first edition designed for anyone wanting a better understanding of medical words that are used everywhere in the healthcare industry. I wrote this edition specifically for the medical terminology course that I teach at the university level. My main concern was that I wanted to make it as easy enough for the reader who had no background in science, but still be interesting enough for those who already have some scientific background.
I am hoping that schools, colleges, and other medical establishments throughout the world will find some benefit with this book. There is no question that medical terminology can be very complex, but this book can help you step-by-step to understand with a simplistic approach.
On many of the pages you will be required to write in the answer to a particular question or statement. Chapter 1 is very important because it introduces the concept of prefixes, suffixes, and root words that are the basis for medical language to be understood. The preceding chapters introduce topics related to the human body and are follow with examples of medical terms related to that specific topic.
Chapter 9 will take you through 500 questions or statements related to medical terminology. If you do decide to enter the health field, I hope that this book serves as a springboard to a new and exciting career. I have been fortunate to have been taught by excellent professors and challenged by students in my classroom. I hope that this book can foster an enthusiasm for learning medical words as it has for my own students.
I am grateful to all my friends, colleagues, students, my father, my mother, my son and entire family for their unwavering support, patience, and belief in me.
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By Matthew Thompson, The Conversation
RMIT University’s School of Health Sciences has rejected the suggestion that it peddles pseudo-scientific quackery via its courses in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Acting head of the school Dr Ray Myers has defended RMIT’s health science programs as “evidence-based education and practice”, citing collaboration in clinical research of CAM treatments funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Dr Myers was speaking in the face of a campaign by a coalition of prominent medical researchers to expunge higher education of the “undisciplined nonsense” taught in CAM courses at Australia’s “somewhat lesser universities”.
The campaigning group, Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM), has about 400 signatories, including immunologist Sir Gustav Nossal and Professor Jock Findlay, chairman of the NHMRC’s Embryo Research Licensing Committee. It has written to every vice-chancellor in Australia asking for a review of their health science courses to “ensure that primacy is given to scientific principles based on experimental evidence”. The letter laments the spread of chiropractic studies to 19 Australian universities, and complains that ‘energy medicine’, ‘tactile healing’, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, acupuncture, and reflexology are taught “as if they were science”.
Group co-founder Emeritus Professor John Dwyer from the University of NSW said that FSM wants “vice-chancellors to ask their deans of science what’s the heck’s going on … It’s just extraordinary that such undisciplined nonsense is being taught in universities around Australia.”
“One of the complaints that we have about so-called alternative medicine is that it doesn’t strive to be tested. … modern medicine is totally devoted to doing everything we can to take this evidence-based approach and do good science and do good research into the things we do to people,” he said. “Alternative medicine doesn’t do that – it’s more than happy to rely on tradition and anecdote and it doesn’t really want to be tested.”
However, Dr Myers said that CAM research at RMIT was conducted in a thoroughly scientific manner, with the NHMRC funding clinical trials of alternative medicines. In a clinical study granted A$560,000 by the NHMRC and A$30,000 by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, the university was collaborating with two Melbourne hospitals on a clinical study investigating the use of ginseng, a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, for improving lung function in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), he said.
The NHMRC had also granted A$400,000 for a project in which the university was collaborating with three Melbourne hospitals on a three-year clinical trial of acupuncture for pain management in emergency departments, Dr Myers said. “The project follows the promising results of pilot studies by RMIT researchers, in which more than 1,000 patients received acupuncture treatment for acute pain relief at the emergency department of the Northern Hospital.”
The professions of Chinese medicine, chiropractic and osteopathy are government regulated, Dr Myers said, with RMIT programs in these fields meeting current professional standards and subject to external accreditation. Chiropractic and osteopathy were areas in which clinical research was limited, but RMIT’s education program incorporated the “best available evidence, while promoting further clinical research into these treatments,” Dr Myers said. “RMIT stands by its long record of evidence-based research and the high quality of its health sciences programs.”
But FSM is not buying it. “Those universities involved in teaching pseudoscience give such ideologies undeserved credibility, damage their academic standing and put the public at risk,” the group’s letter states.
The great danger, said Professor Dwyer, was that people who have chronic health problems or who have been persuaded that doctors do not have the answers are delaying the “proper investigation and treatment” of their illness by instead seeking help from therapists offering alternative medicine.
“These are dangerous delusions, and our campaign at the moment is aimed at those somewhat lesser universities, but nonetheless universities, that are offering and teaching pseudoscience as if there was an evidence base to support it, because obviously that gives credibility in the eye of the public,” Professor Dwyer said.
Citing the late CEO of Apple, Professor Dwyer said that “Steve Jobs spent a year with his cancer of the pancreas trusting homeopathic remedies, and by the time he got to the surgeons it was all over.” It is worth noting the veracity of this claim by Professor Edzard Ernst about Mr Jobs treating his cancer with homeopathy has left some struggling to find evidence for it, while others have claimed that for nine months after his diagnosis, Mr Jobs spurned what could have been life-saving surgery in favour of not homeopathy but a vegan diet and herbal remedies.
The “lesser universities” that have aroused the ire of FSM include the Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University, Edith Cowan University, Macquarie University, Monash University, Murdoch University, RMIT University, Southern Cross University, Swinburne University, the University of Ballarat, the University of New England, the University of Newcastle, the University of Queensland, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Western Sydney, and the University of Wollongong. To buttress its case, FSM has gathered a list of offending courses, which includes Chinese Medicine, Wellness studies, Applied Eastern Anatomy, Clinical Science with options to study osteopathy and naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, and many others.
“It should be a policy that all universities, higher education institutions, should not be involved in in this woolly teaching,” Professor Dwyer said, adding that “I suspect that these are well attended, popular, money-earning courses for cash-strapped universities.”
The claims of FSM, however, ignore the evidence about CAM in higher education, said Dr Wardle, a NHMRC Research Fellow at the University of Queensland’s School of Population Health and co-director of the Network of Researchers in Public Health and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NORPHCAM), an international group promoting clinical research in CAM.
“They’re actually not that interested in evidence, because the overwhelming evidence is that putting CAM into universities has increased the standards, decreased the fringe element, and improved public safety, so it definitely smacks of dogmatism,” said Dr Wardle, who is a naturopath.
“They love to say that there’s no such thing as complementary medicine and conventional medicine, there’s just evidence-based and non-evidence-based, but, for example, St John’s Wort for over a decade now has been shown to be equally as effective as any pharmaceutical indication for mild to moderate depression, yet there’s still a large group of doctors who refuse to integrate it simply because it’s a herbal medicine,” Dr Wardle said.
The world of CAM is not a “homogenous entity”, said Dr Wardle. “There is a lot of crap, but there’s good stuff, and treating it like it’s all the same thing is very, very fraught. Taking it out of universities runs a real risk of the fringe element getting a stronger voice in the profession.”
“There are studies from Canada, Australia, and Britain that show that CAM practitioners are less anti-vaccination when they’re university trained, and they refer more to conventional [medical] providers when things get serious if they’re university trained.”
“If you look at chiropractic courses [in universities], most of it is human physiology. Chiropractic is certainly not the dominant part of the course. If you look at naturopathy, they do learn herbal medicine and nutrition but they also learn basic health science: they learn the common language of health practice – they learn what a physio or a medical doctor or a nurse would learn. Putting it into the universities diminishes the fringe element,” Dr Wardle said. “If they [FSM] are really worried about public safety they should be not trying to exclude and ostracise them from the university sector.”
He questioned how representative FSM’s roll call of doctors really is, saying that he has just completed a survey of every rural GP in NSW and qualitative interviews with about 30. “About a third wouldn’t have anything to do with complementary medicine providers, another third were very open to it – maybe too open – and the other third if they knew a practitioner who got results they’d send people on.”
About 70 per cent of Australians use CAM and it thus makes sense for research and training to be carried out within the regulation and scientific rigour of the universities, Dr Wardle said.
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I think sometimes it’s easy to slide in to the pitfall of either treating kids like adults or treating them as a solitary unit. Children are neither of these two options and that is something I love most about them! Some might have really short attention spans when compared with grown ups however they also simply soak up education like a sponge, without having lots of the preconceptions and doubts that cause adults to falter in their learning. This is the reason ESL beginners are a real joy to instruct and can make your job as a teacher so fulfilling. It’s crazy if you think that when kids are motivated and interested they could retain around 80% of a language lesson – this places them miles in front of the majority of adults!
Here are a couple of ideas to ensure that you’re giving kids the most appealing learning experience possible and getting the most reward out of your time with them as you can:
1.The very first tip is to show patience! This may sound like an obvious one… who would educate children should they did not have patience? Yet at times the best motives are tested when kids start getting restless within your lesson. ESL classes, as with any early development classes have to be set up to accommodate kids having numerous breaks and a lot of activities. Kids have brief attention spans but, by planning with this in mind, you’ll be able to stay away from feeling frustrated.
2. Keep levels of energy up! This is the reason lecture style English teaching materials have quite a low effectiveness. When looking at an hour or so of reproducing key phrases, children just lose almost all their vitality. This is such a shame as there is practically nothing more entertaining than a gang of vitalized, enthusiastic students. For this reason English language games along with other activity centered lessons are a much better choice for instructing kids languages. I think they’re almost certainly a better way of teaching different languages to grown ups too!
3. Modify your activities to permit for as many different learning styles as is possible. Children are just like us in that they all learn diversely and respond far better to different styles of teaching. For instance, certain children react well to singing or dancing. While other children just generally wish to read. Others enjoy craft time or perhaps resolving challenges in some way. If you recognize various learning styles it’s fairly simple to adapt your lesson strategy and activities to add as many as feasible.
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A good video for my ESL students to power up their word list ….a little long but I give it a thumbs up!
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Hello everyone and welcome to Your Educational Podcast. I am your host, Dr. Anthony and today’s subject is,” how are your study habits?” Everyone has his or her unique style to study. Your learning style determines the length of time that is required of you to cover a subject. Today’s discussion will cover several ideas that you can adapt to your present skills and improve your English.
Let us first consider the environment that you choose to study. In my case, I like to have plenty of room on my desk. Having plenty of room on my desk allows me to have several resources available to me. These resources may be books; paper, writing utensils, snacks, and anything that may help facilitate your study time. Another consideration for your environment is proper lighting. If your study area is too dark or too bright, he can affect your eyesight after a couple hours into your studies. You should choose a lighting that is sufficient enough to see and read the words on your textbook or notebook without difficulty. Many of us also preferred to have a very quiet room to study. For myself, I prefer to have a little classical background music as I study or do my research. Having a little background music helps me from getting bored and I also believe it stimulates my learning process. I also have a specific time of day when I do my studies or research. I keep my routine or schedule the same every day, because I find I am most alert at that time. For example, I do not set my time to study immediately after having a large meal. After eating breakfast, lunch or dinner, I find myself tired, or sleepy. The reason for this is that your body is now using all of its energy to break down and digest the food you just ate. So it is best to wait at least two hours after a meal to begin concentrating on your studies.
It would be great to be able to download information into your brain just like Neo (who is played by Keanu Reeves) in the movie Matrix. Unfortunately, we are not able to interface our brains with computers, and absorb volumes of information. My average time to absorb information is approximately fifteen to twenty minutes. After about twenty minutes of study or research, I need to take a break for about five or ten minutes. If I don’t take any breaks in between my study intervals, I find myself unable to concentrate. Sitting down and studying for a long period of time will create more fatigue and stress. So after studying for about twenty minutes, you should stand up, stretch, walk around, have a glass of water, or have a snack. After five minutes, go back to your studies and repeat the process again.
While you are studying or reviewing a subject, be sure to jot down any questions you may have concerning anything that is not clear to you. Bring your questions to class and asked your teacher or professor to explain in more detail. Many students are afraid to ask questions in class. You must overcome your fear of speaking in public, in order to attain higher grades in the academics. Asking appropriate questions concerning the subject matter being covered in class will eliminate doubt and show others you are willing to participate in a dialogue.
Good study skills are not learned overnight. It takes discipline, motivation, good organizational skills and a desire to succeed. Do you have a good study tip to share with us? If so, we would like to hear about it. Send us a comment of your idea. I’ll like to thank my family, friends, and students around the world for listening to Your Educational Podcast. This is Dr. Anthony, signing off….
You don’t need to write a lot …just a few sentances a day about what is on your mind…or what you accomplished that day…keep a diary…and eventually you will see the pages accumulate…thats how writing is…just a few sentances a day and before you know it …writing becomes fun..!
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Hello everyone and welcome to Your Educational Podcast, I am your host, Dr. Anthony and today’s podcast is titled “Why not create a motivational checklist?” What is motivation? For me, motivation helps me achieve my goals. Motivation is the bridge between my dream and my reality. For example, if I need to lose twenty pounds I first have to make a pledge to doing so. I would visualize myself being twenty pounds lighter. I would then arrange to make the essential steps to begin achieving my goal. I will start by reading books on weight loss, listening to dietitians, talking with more people who have successfully lost and achieved their perfect weight, and to consistently expose myself to motivational elements to maintain a healthy positive attitude.
But how can you maintain a strong positive attitude? It may be foolish to rely on an individual to keep you motivated. So that is why I created my own motivational checklist. It is merely a listing of activities that I incorporate into my daily living to help me stay focused and motivated. I would like to share with you a tiny sample of my motivational checklist. The foremost thing on my list is to read inspirational stories. Reading about an individual’s journey, accomplishments, successes, and triumph over impossible odds, reassures us that it is practical to make our dreams come true. Next, I decorate my room with motivational posters. Whether I am sitting at my desk or lying on my bed, I am being continually bombarded by good images. Number three on my list is a reminder that I should exercise a little every day. Actually, I set aside anywhere from thirty to forty five minutes a day for some type of physical exercise. Not only will you look good, but it also helps reduce stress. Number four; surround yourself with positive minded people. If you desire to thrive in life and reach your goals, you need to identify yourself with people that have similar attitudes, and with those that also desire to be successful.
Number five, watching movies also helps me stay focused, and release stress. You need to be smart and choose movies that will lift up your spirits. You should leave the movie theater feeling excited, motivated, and saying to yourself “wow that was a great film”. Number six, another powerful motivational tool is music. Now that MP3s have become as commonplace as the cell phone, we can take our favorite music with us anywhere we please. I customize my music for the morning, afternoon, and evening. I occasionally love to hear to a little classical music, while I am studying. Listening to music while you read may not function for you, but give it a shot and see how it works. You can listen to your favorite music while you are traveling on the bus, train, or anywhere that is designated a safe area. Number seven, every month I buy something new for myself. It doesn’t have to be very expensive; the crucial thing is that you are doing something for yourself.
Having a motivational checklist is an interesting way to keep yourself focused on your short and long-term goals without getting bored. Do you have any motivational ideas, if so; I would wish to hear from you. So mail in your motivational ideas to us and tell your friends about our website. I like to thank my students around the world for listening to Your Educational Podcast; this is your host, Dr. Anthony, signing off.
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Hello everyone and welcome to Your Educational Podcast, I am your host Dr. Anthony. Our website is for professionals and students who are looking to improve their English as a second language. Your Educational Podcast is written and published by Dr. Anthony. Today’s topic is “Are you ready for your interview?” Whether you are preparing for your university or a job interview, there are certain steps you can take to prepare for it. Being able to answer confidently will depend on how much time, practice, and research you do before that important day. Many of the questions that are asked during the interview do not have a right or wrong answer. What is most important about answering questions during the interview is how you answer them. What the interviewers are looking for is an individual who can answer a question without seeming too nervous. The interviewers like to see their applicants show control and knowledge during the interviewing process. Even before the interview has begun, the first impression that you give your interviewer is your appearance. So you need to dress in a professional and comfortable attire. Let’s take a look at some examples of questions that may come out in a typical interview.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
2. Why do you want to be a part of our university or company?
3. Do you work well under pressure or deadlines?
4. Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?
5. What have you learned from your mistakes in the past?
6. What makes you angry?
7. What are your strengths?
8. What are your weaknesses?
9. What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
10. What are your future ambitions?
11. What do you like most about our university or company?
12. Are you a creative person?
13. Do you have any regrets?
14 what is the most difficult decision you have ever made?
15. Do you believe you are an honest person?
The above is a small sample of questions that many institutions use to qualify or disqualify a candidate. You should do a little research on the Internet about the university or company that you’re interested in. Knowing a little information ahead of time can give you an edge over other individuals seeking the same position. The Internet is a great resource to find different questions to practice . Read over the questions that you find and write down an answer for each one . Have a friend or family member, pretend to be the interviewer and rehearse your responses. Be sure to keep your answers clear and short. Do not bore your interviewers with long responses. Maintain good eye contact, it shows that you are confident and interested. Try to avoid negative words, and keep the tone of your conversation on a positive note. The more you practice your responces,the more successful you will be at your interview.
This is your host Dr Anthony signing off.
The above video is a review appropriate for anyone learning English as a second language. It focuses on how to ask basic questions.
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I like this hip hop style song for the kids. I hope my readers will spread the word and other teachers share it with their students as well…check it out! Learning can be fun
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I frequently ask my students to define what an adjective is …I am surprise to hear the different responses… the video above does an excellent job of explaining what adjectives are…its actually fun to watch…tell me if you agree…adjectives are words used to describe things,people,places…etc…after viewing the video, you will have no more problems with adjectives.
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Many of us are concerned about our facial appearances so much that we spend thousands of dollars to maintain it. Facial exercises can help maintain a youthful look for many years. But lets be realistic about it..if you smoke and have a poor diet, then you put yourself at risk for aging faster than you would hope for. Healthy living will give you an edge on life and perhaps a more vibrant looking facial glow…
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Teaching Large Classrooms in Asian Universities
Dr Anthony Bendik
With international business continuing to be on the rise, societal demands on functional knowledge of the English language have reached new heights. This imposes a demand on the Asian university, which until recently, catered to the traditionally averse Asian attitude towards foreign languages. While ESL educators have been introduced at these learning centers, cultural differences, coupled with traditionalism continue to serve as primary hurdles. Using publications and journal articles, this paper discusses the same in detail, highlighting further issues that stem from this root cause, all the while attempting to determine solutions to the same.
It is a false notion that having the knowledge of the English Language will granted you automatic passport to employment to the western part of the world; however it can be put to profitable use in Asian countries. In countries like China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, a high proportion of the population is eager for commitments from English Speakers. A degree in any subject from a university is the only prerequisite, thought in some cases just a degree of enthusiasm will suffice.
Most of the foreign teachers are employed by privately run language institutes whose owners are more concerned with profitability rather than the sustaining high educational standards. However, working as a private teacher can prove to be more lucrative but such purpose considerable experience and a suitable set up is required.
Usually many of the tutors are working for private institutions therefore they have to face to be prepared to face an array of problems and difficulties. Due to the working ways of various institutions, tutors have to deal with classes of over 50 to 60 students which is a challenge in itself because many of the students have never been exposed to learning English. Apart from that there are huge residential cost especially in countries like Japan and Korea. Read more »