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Top 10 Benefits of Group Work for ESL Classrooms

Top 10 Benefits of Group Work for ESL Classrooms | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
How often do you use group work in your ESL classroom? Every day? Every class period? Maybe you've never thought about why you do it. Maybe you have. Regardless, group work is just a n
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These things are all a little bit basic - getting your students to talk as much as possible, having students help each-other, creating rapport between the students, and getting students to encourage and teach each other. The last one I think is vital. Teaching reinforces learning and allows for differentiation in the classroom, leaving the teacher free to give students individual feedback and attention as needed

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A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
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This seems quite a useful tool also for when planning classes using social media - I'll have to try it and give some feedback

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Teachers’ professional development – from initial teacher education to lifelong learning

Teachers’ professional development – from initial teacher education to lifelong learning | Language and Learning | Scoop.it

Teachers today face quickly-changing expectations and need a broad and sophisticated set of competences with an ability to adapt to different learning environments in order to maintain their high quality teaching. According to the recent Eurydice report "The Teaching Profession in Europe" (June 2015), a higher proportion of teachers feel very well prepared for their work when they have completed an ITE programme than when they have not. (In 15 European countries, the minimum level of ITE programmes is that of a Bachelor’s qualification, whereas 17 countries require at least a Master’s degree.)

Nevertheless, there is a difference between the additional subject-specific training that teachers already working in the education system are often given and those skills that they report they most need, including: teaching students with special needs, ICT skills for teaching, new technologies in the workplace, approaches to individualised learning, and teaching cross-curricular skills.

To respond to the changing demands teachers need good support and opportunities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), including developing their own lifelong learning skills and collaborating with colleagues. Besides formal and traditional training, such as courses, other forms of CPD are emerging with activities that are more peer-based, collaborative, less structured, and focused on grassroots involvement.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Teachers today face quickly-changing expectations and need a broad and sophisticated set of competences with an ability to adapt to different learning environments in order to maintain their high quality teaching. According to the recent Eurydice report "The Teaching Profession in Europe" (June 2015), a higher proportion of teachers feel very well prepared for their work when they have completed an ITE programme than when they have not. (In 15 European countries, the minimum level of ITE programmes is that of a Bachelor’s qualification, whereas 17 countries require at least a Master’s degree.)

Nevertheless, there is a difference between the additional subject-specific training that teachers already working in the education system are often given and those skills that they report they most need, including: teaching students with special needs, ICT skills for teaching, new technologies in the workplace, approaches to individualised learning, and teaching cross-curricular skills.

To respond to the changing demands teachers need good support and opportunities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), including developing their own lifelong learning skills and collaborating with colleagues. Besides formal and traditional training, such as courses, other forms of CPD are emerging with activities that are more peer-based, collaborative, less structured, and focused on grassroots involvement.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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Free Technology for Teachers: Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Free Technology for Teachers: Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset | Language and Learning | Scoop.it

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People with fixed mindset will not be able to take all the opportunities given to them... We all need to cultivate a growth mindset and apply it to every part of our lives.

 

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Video games change the way you dream & make us more creative...

Video games change the way you dream & make us more creative... | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
“ Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth,...”
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Want A More Satisfying Career? Become A Mentor

Want A More Satisfying Career? Become A Mentor | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
If you’re not currently mentoring someone, it’s time to ask yourself:  “Why not?” You may feel you don’t have anything to share as you’re not experienced enough or considered a tenured professional.

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Norah's curator insight, September 27, 2013 4:40 PM

Get a mentee, and get a whole lot more! Good summary of the benefits of being a mentor - especially #3.

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Top 6 Critical Soft Skills For Job Seekers | CA...

Top 6 Critical Soft Skills For Job Seekers | CA... | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
These six soft skills for job seekers are imperative to learn because employers need more people with them!

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12 Ways to Quickly Become Unproductive

12 Ways to Quickly Become Unproductive | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
"Becoming unproductive isn't hard."
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The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
“ Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function creative thinking and memory performance. Ready set . . . snooze.”
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Writing Even More Concisely: Using Plain English in Social Media Writing

Writing Even More Concisely: Using Plain English in Social Media Writing | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Writing in plain English means writing in a simple and straightforward manner that lets you reach the widest possible audience.
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The Dysfunctionally Connected Workplace Problem--And How To Fix It

The Dysfunctionally Connected Workplace Problem--And How To Fix It | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Thanks to technology connecting has never been easier. But in a new study more than 80 of employees say their boss doesnt listen well.
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Yet more evidence that technology - despite it's very abundant benefits - does not improve communication in the workplace. Simply put, alignment with company objectives and company goals are an engagement issue, which require social interaction.
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Writing Even More Concisely: Using Plain English in Social Media Writing

Writing Even More Concisely: Using Plain English in Social Media Writing | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Writing in plain English means writing in a simple and straightforward manner that lets you reach the widest possible audience.
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English Classes Use Facebook, Social Media to Teach Writing | EducationNews.org

English Classes Use Facebook, Social Media to Teach Writing | EducationNews.org | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
The growth of social media and online publishing tools has helped innovative teachers align curriculum and instruction with new technology.
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Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
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I would agree that flipped classroom is a marvelous idea - it allows the teacher to spend class time focusing on specific needs of individual learners and therefore meets differentiation needs.

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Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Blooms Resources (Posters and Handouts) Free downloads

Blooms Resources (Posters and Handouts) Free downloads | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
Metacogniton Thinking Resources Blooms
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Five Time-Saving PowerPoint Tips

“ A powerful presentation can make or break your meeting. Don't wing it; learn these must-know Powerpoint tips in just minutes from the experts at lynda.com. Chec”
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Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
These six tips help you take a casual, flexible approach to the mentor relationship.

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Norah's curator insight, August 29, 2013 7:49 AM

Note especially, "Ask for help" - and be specific! Mentors want to help, but need your input in order to do so well!

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Top 10 skills for the 21st-century worker ← My Career Info

Top 10 skills for the 21st-century worker ← My Career Info | Language and Learning | Scoop.it

RT @MyCareerInfo: Here are the top ten "soft skills" in most demand for the 21st-century worker [Infographic]: http://t.co/Xk5NxKOK9l #jobs…


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 19, 2015 10:05 PM

I am more inclined to think responsibility is more important than accountability. It is internal and not external.

 

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plus intelligence and sympathie 

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Where have all the soft skills gone? | Edfolio

Where have all the soft skills gone? | Edfolio | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
As it turns out, this TIME article suggests that the real reason many college grads are struggling to find jobs is that they don't have the basic “interpersonal and communication skills” necessary to make it in today's workforce ...

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17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves

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5 Soft Skills That Can Win You That Job | Jobs180 Blog

5 Soft Skills That Can Win You That Job | Jobs180 Blog | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
“ In getting tips about effective job search, much focus is often piled on the perfect resume, the right way to dress, and answering those tricky interview questions. There is however, another set of skills that is crucial in cinching ...”
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Dysfunctionally Connected Workplaces - 3 Ways to Build Trust and Human Connection

Dysfunctionally Connected Workplaces - 3 Ways to Build Trust and Human Connection | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
“Never in history have we been so technologically connected to each other in the workplace. Email, instant message, text message, and social media have enabled us to be in constant and immediate com...”
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6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind

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“ 6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind”
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Which Social Network Shows the Best Use of English #infographic

Which Social Network Shows the Best Use of English #infographic | Language and Learning | Scoop.it
“Technology has been the driving factor in how we communicate in todays society… although some may argue for the worse.”
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