Niko Shefer is an academic currently living and working in South Africa. He teaches English literature at a major university, and he has made quite a name for himself in the field. He enjoys living in an area so supportive of the outdoors, and he gets outside regularly to go bird watching.
Here are some tips for bird watchers everywhere.
First, make sure you understand the local birds in your area. Just like other animals, specific species of birds live in specific areas, and you need to know which birds to look for you if you want to get some good viewings. You can get a pamphlet or book on local birds in your area at any outdoor store, or even at the visitor center for a National or State Park.
Second, makes sure you have a pair of binoculars with you when you go out bird watching. Binoculars are a bird watcher’s most valued piece of gear, and it allows you to get a good look at a bird without having to get too close and risking a scare. Make sure you have some high-powered, light-weight binoculars that you can carry over longer distances.
Third, move quietly through the woods or on the trail in order to keep from scaring the birds away from your area. Not dissimilar to hunters, bird watchers have to be warry of their movements so that they can keep the animals close by.
Niko Shefer has been bird watching for years, and he has developed some skills as an enthusiast. He knows the birds of his area, and how to move quietly.
Niko Shefer is an academic who is currently teaching English literature at the collegiate level in South Africa. In addition to being an academic, he is also an environmentalist who believes in protecting the Earth, as well as animals that call it home. He is regularly involved in tortoise rehabilitation, and knows a great deal of interesting facts about the reptile.
One interesting fact is that the tortoise inspired the ancient Roman military. Their shells and their ability to hide safely within a mobile structure gave the Roman military their strategy for advancing in an open plane. The soldiers on the front line hold their shields directly in front, but each soldier behind them holds their shields above their heads. This creates an overlap that makes unit impenetrable to arrows called Testudo Formation, from the Latin word for tortoise.
Another interesting fact is that a group of tortoises is called a creep. Although it is rare to see a group, or creep, in the wild, they can sometimes occur naturally. Most tortoises are solitary travelers, and even after they hatch, their mothers leave them to fend for themselves from day one.
Perhaps one of the most unknown facts about tortoises is that they have both an exoskeleton and an endoskeleton. Their shells are considered part of the skeleton, and a tortoise can’t live without it. They also have ribs, a collar bone and a spine all inside the shell itself.
Niko Shefer enjoys working with tortoises, and doing his part to make sure the reptile is around for many years to come.
Niko Shefer is an academic currently teaching English literature at the University in South Africa. He has been working at the institution for years, but he always takes the time, no matter the course level, to prepare his students for the course work ahead of each term. Here are some things to know before English lit begins.
Make sure you’re ready to learn a classical style of writing. English literature is almost like a history class as well as a literature class because you’ll be learning about the writers that shaped popular culture today. That means that you’ll need to pay attention to important themes, but you’ll also have to get used to reading an old writing style that you aren’t used to. It may be difficult at first, but you’ll get a feel for the wording the more you read.
Familiarize yourself with classical English works before you start class. In order to dive right in to the course work, it will be useful to have some preliminary knowledge before you start class. Read some of the writings of William Shakespeare or of any famous author of English literature in order to get a feel for how the class will be. The more prepared you are, the less surprised you’ll be when it comes time for class.
Finally, keep an open mind. You’ll be reading work that is centuries old, and therefore proceeding themes that have now become cliché to use. Don’t forget that you’ll be reading the work of pioneers.
Niko Shefer is an expert when it comes to English literature and classical works written by greats.
Niko Shefer is an academic who has been teaching at the college level for many years. He understands that teaching college students can be a difficult task, but that it isn’t impossible; the trick is to teach course material in a way that engages your students, and gets them to retain the information more easily than from a lecture format. Here are some tips for teaching students.
Make sure you teach the material in a way that engages the students in your class. Studies show that the more involved students are during a lesson, the more likely they are to retain the material when it comes time to take the final exam. This also gives your students the opportunity to ask important questions, and learn information from multiple perspectives in a classroom setting.
Don’t just send them home with material to read; make sure they have an activity to hold them accountable for the information in the reading. This can come in the form of a simple worksheet, or you can have your students take notes on the most important information covered in the reading. This will make sure that your students not only do the reading, but remember the material for the exam.
Create presentation for your lectures. There are some days when material simply needs to be taught, and there isn’t time to make it entertaining or engaging. When you have to teach in a lecture format, make sure you at least create a presentation to go along with the lecture.
Niko Shefer always tries to engage with his students so that they can learn course material more easily.