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[...] Homework widens the gap between rich and poor children | Michael Rosen

[...] Homework widens the gap between rich and poor children | Michael Rosen | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Homework is now part of the school curriculum but you forget many children have parents who just can’t help
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Teacher Collaboration : When Belief Systems Collide

Teacher Collaboration : When Belief Systems Collide | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"Check out these 6 educational ideologies that influence a teacher's decision-making. Which one represents you ?"

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"The Art of Managing Middle School Students" | Edutopia

"The Art of Managing Middle School Students" | Edutopia | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for managing middle school kids.
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"The trick for being a successful middle school teacher is holding their attention for more than just those few seconds. Believing that that is possible requires a huge leap of faith and trust."... yep, fully agree :-)
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"The Common Core Costs Billions & Hurts Students" | Diane Ravitch - NY Times

"The Common Core Costs Billions & Hurts Students" | Diane Ravitch - NY Times | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
I thought a national curriculum would promote equity. But it does the opposite.
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"But as I watched the harmful effects of No Child Left Behind, I began to have doubts.
The law required that all schools reach 100 percent proficiency as measured by state tests or face harsh punishments.
This was an impossible goal.
Standardized tests became the be-all and end-all of education, and states spent billions on them. [...]"
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American Higher Education Infographic | B/M Gates Foundation

American Higher Education Infographic | B/M Gates Foundation | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
A chart produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation captures the complexity of the higher education landscape and why there can be no one-size-fits-all approach.
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"Starting work before 10 a.m. [...] is making staff sick & stressed" - poor learning as well

"Starting work before 10 a.m. [...] is making staff sick & stressed" - poor learning as well | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The circadian rhythms of adults are completely out of sync with normal nine-to-five working hours, posing a 'serious threat' to performance, mood and mental health
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Yep -checked!

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better | opencolleges.edu.au

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better | opencolleges.edu.au | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful

Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Headteacher Tricia Kelleher reflects on how tablets and digital technology are revolutionising the way her students work outside the classroom
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#Edchat : a resource guide | #Twitter for educators / teachers

#Edchat

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Beyond a mere guide, also a toolbox full of digital tracks and trails to practice & improve teaching skills.

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The Wilds of Education | The NY Times

The Wilds of Education | The NY Times | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The landscape that students romp across shouldn’t be too tame.
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"[...] Isn’t education supposed to provoke, disrupt, challenge the paradigms that young people have consciously embraced and attack the prejudices that they have unconsciously absorbed ?

Isn’t upset a necessary part of that equation ? And if children are lucky enough to be ignorant of the world’s ugliness, aren’t books the rightful engines of enlightenment, and aren’t classrooms the perfect theaters for it ? [...]"

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Mourning Robin Williams and ‘teacher John Keating’ | Washington Post

Mourning Robin Williams and ‘teacher John Keating’ | Washington Post | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Diane Ravitch writes about the teacher Robin Williams portrayed in 'Dead Poet's Society.'

 

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Film teaser trailer :

>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mc-j01j1nU

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The Evolving Role of the Teacher

The Evolving Role of the Teacher | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

More teachers today are providing opportunities for their students to connect and learn in powerful ways. There is an increasing focus on collaboration, competency-based learning, use of open resources, project-based learning, and learning environments are shifting to support these new opportunities. These shifts are accelerated by access to technology that has transformed how we learn and interact with one another.


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This is a new paradigm shift within ESL /ELL role of the teacher.
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The role of the teacher
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Flipped Classrooms : an "In-Class" version

Flipped Classrooms : an "In-Class" version | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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The full article from http://www.edutopia.org (see previous scoop)
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"How regimented should I be during the 1st few days of school? "

"How regimented should I be during the 1st few days of school? " | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Regimented, as in organized, controlled, and on top of your game? Yes. Regimented as in mean, militaristic, and Machiavellian ?  No, no, no.

There should be clear consequences of ignoring your classroom expectations, and you should be ready to address those during the first two weeks when students test your boundaries, but how you address those…

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Schools across the UK are introducing gender neutral uniforms

Schools across the UK are introducing gender neutral uniforms | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
"Gender neutral" uniform policies have been introduced in 80 state schools — including 40 primary schools — across the UK, allowing children to wear the uniform in which they are most comfortable.
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"En primaire, les devoirs dépriment enfants et parents (pour rien)" | slate.fr

"En primaire, les devoirs dépriment enfants et parents (pour rien)" | slate.fr | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Stress, déprime et mauvais rapport à l'enseignement. Les devoirs à la maison sont une bataille quotidienne.
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Evaluation | Pedagogical Quickies

Evaluation is one hot potato, but let's talk about it nonetheless. I think that wise use of technology will help us develop better evaluation practices. Woul...

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Evaluation might build, it might crash as well -depends on how you use it: it's a tool, and Marc-André Lalande helps consider it properly...

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Online courses | 50 sites to get educated for free

Whether you are looking for a master?s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look at 5
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Different learning styles -can neuroscientists dispel the myth ? | P. Etchells

Different learning styles -can neuroscientists dispel the myth ? | P. Etchells | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education
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Julia Gillard >> Fostering creativity in education - YouTube

Julia Gillard, former prime minister of Australia, answers the question "What is creativity?" in the context of education. For her, it is "the art of imagini...
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Teenage Brains | the National Geographic Magazine

Teenage Brains | the National Geographic Magazine | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Beautiful Brains: Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.

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"Pas de notes au collège : ça change quoi ?" | Letudiant.fr

"Pas de notes au collège : ça change quoi ?" | Letudiant.fr | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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L'idée, c'est que l'élève prenne conscience de là où il en est, de ce qu'il doit faire pour progresser et des points sur lesquels il peut s'appuyer. L'évaluation n'est pas une sanction mais un moyen de se situer et l'occasion de mesurer ses progrès", explique l'enseignante d'anglais. [...]"

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"Les collégiens de 6e et 5e que l'Etudiant a rencontrés se disent moins stressés au moment des évaluations. [...] N'allez pas en conclure pour autant qu'ils ne fournissent pas d'efforts. "L'idée selon laquelle les élèves ne travaillent que pour la note est fausse", insiste Pascal Delhom. Tous les jeunes ont envie de réussir et d'apprendre. Ici, on part de ce que l'élève a réussi plutôt que de ses échecs. Ce qui est très motivant. Nos collégiens nous démontrent chaque jour qu'ils savent travailler pour eux-mêmes.""

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