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Saint George's Day - Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets

Saint George's Day - Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
St George's Day English lessons - English exercises and printable worksheets about Saint George's Day. Free ESL teaching materials and lesson activities for adult English students and young learners at all levels of English.
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Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, September 28, 2014 6:45 AM

Most experienced educators know of the differences between boys and girls in school situations. Some of the strategies mentioned here are worthy of consideration.

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Links for Students: Pronunciation - native speakers struggle, too!

Links for Students: Pronunciation - native speakers struggle, too! | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it

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Podcast # 7: Reflections on & Implications of John Hattie’s Visible Learning Institute at Oakland Schools | Oakland Schools Literacy

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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Rainbow Bridges EFL Materials's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:11 PM

Have you tried freewriting with pictures? In this project, ungraded writing and freedom of expression increased desire to write as well as writing skills. EFL students can connect art and writing at the phonic, word, or sentence level before getting into writing paragraphs.

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Usable Knowledge: What is Teaching for Understanding?

Usable Knowledge: What is Teaching for Understanding? | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
The Teaching for Understanding framework is a guide that can help keep the focus of educational practice on developing student understanding.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 4, 2014 11:36 AM

“The (Teaching for Understanding) framework is a representation of what good teaching is. It captures what good teachers do so that we can take gut feelings and make them more explicit and visible.”


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Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, May 5, 2014

Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, May 5, 2014 | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
Mother’s Day is May 11, and this interactive quiz and the teaching ideas that follow can help make it a language-learning opportunity

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
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Why Minecraft may well be one of the best games for language learning

Why Minecraft may well be one of the best games for language learning | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
I love Minecraft. I don’t own it. I’ve never played it. I don’t know how to play it. But I love it. Why? Because, as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, I have seen it have a HUGE...
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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Hannah Kramer's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:58 AM

Put this to the test. Attend one of our one hour online, live and interactive courses, and see if you don't learn better. Visit weteach-it.net for details.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 30, 2014 2:07 AM

Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:30 AM

Interesting.

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Rubric for Rubrics | Project Based Learning | BIE

Rubric for Rubrics | Project Based Learning | BIE | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:34 PM

PBL rubric guide exemplar.

Chris Carter's comment, January 23, 2014 9:35 PM
This is a wonderful exemplar guiding users through the creation of PBL rubrics. Thank you very much!
Deborah Banker's curator insight, January 24, 2014 1:42 PM

A rubric for rubrics - of course!

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Learning English - Words in the News - Grand Canyon 'formed recently'

Learning English - Words in the News - Grand Canyon 'formed recently' | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
How old is the Grand Canyon? Not as old as we thought, says study. Words in the News: 27 January 2014
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Pelmanism for paraphrasing

Pelmanism for paraphrasing | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
This activity combines paraphrasing skills with a children's memory game and can help students practise Sentence Transformation exercises the likes of which appear in the Cambridge exams. It takes ...

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Tracy Webb Sharp's curator insight, January 14, 2014 10:23 PM

I could adapt this to explore paraphrasing versus plagiarism. 

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:53 AM

A good practice for designing sentences with power.  Probably curating this more for my own children, than anything.

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Action Research

Action Research | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
The previous post explained action research, so this post will give you a framework to follow. There are a number of frameworks out there, but the one that spoke to me was created by Kemmis and...

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Simple Tenses

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Grammar course for students at levels B1-C2. Simple and clear. Learn English grammar for free!

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The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites

The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
Last week, my classes all of a sudden became more challenging. Instead of teaching two separate classes of United States History to Intermediate English Language Learners, one double-block period o...

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More than just a worksheet: how to write effective classroom materials.

More than just a worksheet: how to write effective classroom materials. | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
Many teachers produce their own materials, either from necessity or to provide something more tailored to the needs of their students. However, writing materials for a whole lesson, which really en...

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 2014 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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Top 5 Reasons You’re Not a Good Writer

Top 5 Reasons You’re Not a Good Writer | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it

If you find writing difficult, you’re not alone. Most people struggle with writing, even many of the best writers. Writing uses different parts of the brain than speaking, and so even if your speaking skills rival President Obama’s, you might find writing very difficult. Unfortunately, so many people believe they’ll never be a good writer, so what’s the point in trying.

 

However, this attitude could actually be hurting your career.


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An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources

An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
Flipped Class Tool and Resource List from Turn to Your Neighbor We will keep a (clearly very incomplete) list of tools and resources we use and/or discover relative to flipped teaching here. Help u...

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niftyjock's curator insight, May 5, 2014 9:26 PM

Peer instruction checklist, fantastic

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:21 AM

добавить понимание ...

Murielle Godement's curator insight, May 30, 2014 1:35 AM

Annuaire commenté des ressources utiles pour une classe inversée. Création et partage de ressources

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What is TPaCK and why do I need to know about it? | Teach them English

What is TPaCK and why do I need to know about it? | Teach them English | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it
I'm a big advocate of technology, but I still feel that I need to look in depth at how - and why - I'm using it in my teaching. A good way to do this is through

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it

“ The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.” 1. Individualize your teaching as much as possible. Instead of “one size fits all,” learn as much as you can about each student, and teach each person in ways that they find comfortable and learn effectively. Of course this is easier to accomplish with smaller classes. But ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone. Read more, a MUST!!! ...


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 29, 2014 12:11 AM

His thinking now?  "

1.       Individualize your teaching as much as possible. Instead of “one size fits all,” learn as much as you can about each student, and teach each person in ways that they find comfortable and learn effectively. Of course this is easier to accomplish with smaller classes. But ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone.

2.        Pluralize your teaching. Teach important materials in several ways, not just one (e.g. through stories, works of art, diagrams, role play). In this way you can reach students who learn in different ways. Also, by presenting materials in various ways, you convey what it means to understand something well. If you can only teach in one way, your own understanding is likely to be thin.

3.       Drop the term “styles.” It will confuse others and it won’t help either you or your students."

 

IQ , as we KNEW it, is largely dependent upon context.  It is not a unitary trait, nor is it static.  

Elina Jeskanen's curator insight, January 30, 2014 1:51 AM

As an educator, I draw three primary lessons for educators:

1.       Individualize your teaching as much as possible.  ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone.

2.        Pluralize your teaching.

3.       Drop the term “styles.” It will confuse others and it won’t help either you or your students.

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Project-based Learning * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Project-based Learning * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity | English teaching scoop | Scoop.it

Finally, Project-Based Learning measures a student’s ability to learn in depth.  It doesn’t rely on timed tests or multiple-choice tests to measure understanding.  Rather, it requires students to synthesize and create meaning from content. 


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Chris Carter's comment, January 22, 2014 11:04 PM
Fantastic! Thank you!
Chris Carter's comment, January 23, 2014 9:27 PM
Maribernat, I am honored to support the targeted use of tech to support learners of all stripes and abilities.
Jeannine Huffman's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:40 AM

...about time!