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The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky

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A listening and reading activity, with a multiple choice quiz. Read the story behind the popular ballet by the Russian composer Tchaikovsky, a winter favourite and Christmas tradition for adults and children in the USA.


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Test Yourself | ELL Practice, Nov. 25, 2013 - New York Times (blog)

Test Yourself | ELL Practice, Nov. 25, 2013 - New York Times (blog) | Education | Scoop.it
Test Yourself | ELL Practice, Nov. 25, 2013
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Teach With Historical Photos: There are many ways to use photographs in teaching English Language Learners.
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El Hongo (The Mushroom), at Playa Balandra, La Paz, BCS

El Hongo (The Mushroom), at Playa Balandra, La Paz, BCS | Education | Scoop.it

Visit our website and sign up to receive a 10% discount on any of our 2013/14 tours!
Link: http://bajabybus.com/


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Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | Education | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Games in the Classroom
Tips and Tools to Get Started
Using Games for Learning and Assessment
Engaging Students with Innovative Programs
Games for Social Good
Straightforward Ga

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:47 AM

Good compendium of articles and links in a comprehensive showcase of all we need to understand the use of videogames in the classroom.

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How To Help Your Students Embrace Failure through Game-based Learning

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"Whether our students fear the dark, monsters, heights, some other imagined horror, or something more real such as family troubles or bullying, everyone is afraid of something. For students in our schools those fears probably include something that is an inherent part of our society and our educational system – failure."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:20 PM

What would happen if you used game-based learning in your classroom and took advantage of the of the fact that students do fail when they play games, providing opportunities for them to understand how they may also fail in class and more on. Three strategies are explored in this post.

* Encourage cooperative play

* Implement structures for active engagement

* Embrace failure as a learning opportunity

In addition to providing detailed explanations of these strategies the post also provides a look at 21 smart games for game-based learning and some as well as links to locations where you may find educationally relevant games.

The Rice Process's curator insight, November 29, 2013 8:59 AM

Interesting inights.

MLC Junior School Hub's curator insight, December 2, 2014 3:28 AM

Everyone is afraid of something. However, we need to encourage our students not to fear failure, but embrace it as a natural part of the learning process.

One area where failure is naturally integrated is games-based learning where progress is built on the concept of experimentation - failure and adaptation.

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John Major: Scottish nationalists use anti-English sentiment to irritate and enrage

John Major: Scottish nationalists use anti-English sentiment to irritate and enrage | Education | Scoop.it
Former prime minister Sir John Major has claimed Scottish nationalists deliberately use anti-English sentiment to irritate and enrage.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, November 29, 2013 10:49 AM

Who is this buffoon who imagines political parties can join Nato?

By what authority does the guy who was yesterday's man when yesterday was still tomorrow claim to speak for the supposedly independent bank of England?

By what right does this nonentity presume to lecture the people of Scotland?

Like so many British nationalist windbags before him (Aye! I'm talking about you, Foulkes!), this one bleats about supposed anti-English agitation, but produces not one shred of evidence.

Is this what the campaign to preserve the British state is reduced to? They'll be digging up Thatcher next. Oh! Wait! Bumbling Boris has already done that!

PS - It just dawned on me why this drivel from Major seems so familiar. That speech has all the hallmarks of having been written by the hapless architect of Project Fear, Blair McDougall.