Informal learning is the unofficial, impromptu way people learn how to do their jobs. This infographic outlines why we shouldn't ignore informal learning and describes the models developed by Jay Cross, Dan Pontefract and "70:20:10", which put a framework around this style of learning.
Please note: this post was written in collaboration with Steve Smith of www.frenchteacher.net and Dylan Vinales of Garden International School. In this post I will concern myself with ten very common pitfalls of vocabulary instruction and with ways in which they can be easily pre-emptied. Mistake1 – Shallow encoding practices As already mentioned in many…
Obvious to any proper language teacher yet still mistakes made every day. A reminder of what to avoid and what to do.
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Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
Creating a rich learning environment does not mean throwing out the old for the new. An article on the new library as learning hub or is it just a return to the 18th century coffee house of The Enlightenment? Food for thought.
Addressing the whole student in education, not only the cognitive and intellectual development. Applying Abraham Maslow’s theory of a pyramid-shaped hierarchy — physiological needs, personal safety, social affiliation, self-esteem and self-actualization — to education is an ideal way to assess lesson plans, courses and educational programs.
We hate grading them; they hate writing them. But if we really value meaningful student learning, it's time for academe to put more energy and resources into the project of better writing instruction, argue Martha Schulman and Gwen Hyman.
“Bad” writers aren’t the problem; bad assignments and ill-trained and underpaid teachers are.
Les styles de leadership et de management varient selon les pays. On ne dirige pas une entreprise de la même manière en Allemagne, au Japon, aux Etats-Unis, en Suède ou en France. Tout est une question de culture.
Ideas about leadership and thus management styles vary from country to country. A company in Germany is run differently from one in Japan but even in countries geographically and culturally closer together there are big differences in how people deal with concepts like policy making, hierarchy, responsibility, obedience. 24 leadership styles summarised. Very useful in language teaching as it greatly affects language usage.
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In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.
PBL - An elevator pitch and then some.
"Teaching with PBL [...] couches lessons in a tale -- a tale about a problem that must be solved or an activity that must be developed. The learning happens along the way towards the presentation of the solution."
The basic cognitive skills needed by previous generations are no longer enough. Students in the conceptual age must also master the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, including creation, metacognition and self-actualization.
“It will require an upgrade to our curriculum, new instructional methods and materials, a new profile of a global graduate and an open mind,” say Smith, Chavez and Seaman.
For ideas about how to re-create your classroom for the conceptual age, including potential classroom setups, blended learning models to mix and match, and a curriculum design process, take a look at the infographic
A very helpful video and article on how to use Anki, an online flash card learning tool, for language learning. Also a nice introduction to the Telenovela Method and, my favourite, learning a language on your own for free.
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