Are some accents better than others? English language teacher and author Richard Cauldwell examines the prejudices surrounding various English accents and the effect they can have on one's sense of self-worth.
Not only learners but teachers themselves sometimes think some accents are more acceptable than others. This article examines why this thinking should be challenged.
In an attempt to get away with plagiarising their work, unscrupulous students are using a thesaurus app to ring the changes on essays copy-and-pasted from the internet. The results are often hilariously inept
In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning.
I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.
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Great resource. Can be viewed online or downloaded.