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Can Do Statements

Can Do Statements | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"The Can Do Statements are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). They describe what learners can do at benchmarks 1 to 12 in the skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing."

Monica Mirza's insight:

"[...] The purpose of these statements is to present some of the information in the CLB document in language that is accessible to learners. The statements can help to facilitate discussions between you and your learners about what they have accomplished and what they still need to develop. [...]"

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"Punishing kids for adult failures" by Diane RAVITCH | Daily News

"Punishing kids for adult failures" by Diane RAVITCH | Daily News | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Diane Ravitch :

"Test scores across New York State have collapsed, new results released Wednesday showed. Last year, 55% of students in the state passed the reading test ; 65% passed the math test. This year, only 31% passed both subjects."

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Digital Gaming in Classrooms Seen Gaining Popularity

Digital Gaming in Classrooms Seen Gaining Popularity | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"[...] A survey of K-8 teachers shows nearly half of them are incorporating digital games in lessons to engage students and personalize learning. [...]"

Definitely hints at CEFRL task-based learning...

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Why Business Loves the Common Core | US School

Why Business Loves the Common Core | US School | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Erin Osborne in Salon:
"[...] Many of the people who financially aided the creation of Common Core have investments in place in companies that would do quite well with the standards implementation. By using financial clout and political connections, billionaires, not teachers, were able to influence the landscape of our education system. If states wanted a chunk of the RttT money, they had to adopt Common Core. If they adopt Common Core, they have to pay for the assessments and proprietary materials that come with it.. [...]"

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Choking on the Common Core Standards

Choking on the Common Core Standards | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Many things that are commonplace activities for adults — driving, voting, and paying taxes, for example — are not appropriate for children.
Monica Mirza's insight:

"[...] commercial publishers are racing to produce materials aligned with them, school districts are re-writing their curricula, testing companies are creating new tests to measure students competence[...]"

 

Got it.

This is part of what reminds me of the CEFRL (see previous post on Diane Ravitch's opposing the Commo Core Standards....

Sigh :'(

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