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I JUST SUED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM !!!

THE PEOPLE VS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM How do YOU think we can create a better future of learning. Go here and share your thoughts on the topic
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Great point! Most of it you have heard before, but we should really do something about it!
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Shakespeare

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A collection of my Shakespeare-themed comics. 
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This guy is really funny. Great way of looking at Shakespeare through comics. Will be especially great for English teachers
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Tweet from @Alex_Corbitt

Tweet from @Alex_Corbitt | Teacher Training | Scoop.it

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Like this! This guy has loads of interesting stuff. Check his twitter account!
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eyedelightart 's curator insight, July 24, 4:25 PM
I going to turn this into an information poster for my class room. it will prompt me and hopefully inspire and motivate my students.
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A brief history of plural word...s - John McWhorter

A brief history of plural word...s - John McWhorter | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
All it takes is a simple S to make most English words plural. But it hasn't always worked that way (and there are, of course, exceptions). John McWhorter looks back to the good old days whe
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I love this. English is an impossible language!
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The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy

The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
    I’ve been writing lesson plans designed around short films for my website Film English for six years. Teachers often ask me how I find the short films I use in my lesson plans. The answer is quite simple: I’ve watched literally thousands of short films and developed an instinct for the type of …
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Amazing website with a large amount of short films that are ideal to use in language classes. Some even come with lesson plans. There are also silent films in other sections, which could be used in any language class. Love it!
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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.
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Great ideas! Know several of them, but some new ones too. Something to look into.. It's almost the summer holiday :-)
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eyedelightart 's curator insight, July 3, 11:43 AM
These have given me quite a few ideas for development of my lesson delivery
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Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
Examples of a false growth mindset include praising effort over progress, affirming students' potential without enabling them, and blaming their mindset instead of refocusing it.
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Very interesting examples of a "false growth mindset". We have to be careful and have to keep reflecting.
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IF 100 PEOPLE LIVED ON EARTH

This vedio show 100 people lived on earth what is the share every thing
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Great to make you think and can be used for all sort of teaching purposes. What about percentages? Equality? Critical thinking?
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DISC personality test | take this free DISC types test online at 123test.com

This DISC personality test determines your personality profile based on the DISC types. Find out how you score on Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance.
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More tests. Like DISC - but colour are wrong.
Red - Dominance
Yellow - Influence
Green - Steadiness
Blue - Compliance
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eyedelightart 's curator insight, April 19, 3:53 PM
Well that made for interesting reading. Surprisingly accurate. . . . Ummmm  
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.

Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.

 

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Thanks for the rescoops, Laura! :)
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You're welcome. Thank you for reading and rescooping mine too. :)
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Career Zone California

Assess Yourself
Explore Job Families
Make Money Choices

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Another useful career site with lots of personality tests. You don't have to register, as most work fine without.
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Let’s explode a few myths about teaching methods

Let’s explode a few myths about teaching methods | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
Some ineffective learning styles have been discredited but others live on in spite of the weight of evidence
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Always good to challenge your beliefs... Fully agree with myth 2, 3 and 4. Myth 2: We should all know that interleaving is much better for retaining things in our memory, so focusing at one thing at a time is easier for the tutor and works for short time memory (exam results), but is not ideal if we are talking about subjects the students are actually meant to remember. Myth 3: Students need to learn that not everything will be adapted to their personal preference in life, so they better get used to that as early as possible. They do need to learn how to adapt material to their own preference and some help with that will be extremely beneficial. We should use personalised learning only to make the students more responsible and better able to deal with the group learning. Myth 4: Student control. Don't you just love it? Who had the great idea that letting demotivated students do self-study would be beneficial? Somebody who thought they could save money! But not somebody who actually knows about motivation. For highly motivated students: Yes! Great! For the other lot (many of the young full time students in FE) we first need to put in place the 4 basic stages of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, especially the self-esteem one. They need to know that they can do it. And this is much easier to work on in a group context. This links to Myth 5. Of course we need to raise aspiration. I've spent over 15 years in FE now, mainly dealing with adults and have been surprised about the amount of low self-esteem in adults. That's not even taking into account the typical 16 year old in FE. We do need to have aspirations for our students. We need to belief in them. Everyone in the college needs to belief in them. You can't set up a special programme or teach aspiration, but as a teacher, you need to have it for your students. INSPIRE TO ASPIRE! Myth 1 is the one that causes me most problems. So far I haven't been able to find anything to really bust this myth. Of course subject knowledge is important and that should be the main focus, but I do belief that it is really important that people learn to think. Is a car mechanic who know every bit of the engine really any better than a car mechanic who knows how an engine works and can reason what might be wrong with it and solve the problem? More often than not if you have a subject specialist who cannot think you end up with more problems. Just look at the web design of both colleges I work for. Done by people with great IT knowledge (much more that I have), but with hardly any thinking skills, as they can't design the webpage in a way that most people can actually find the course they are looking for. I think that many people with less subject knowledge can actually do a better job. General skills, like critical thinking, should be part of the subject specific teaching, but in my experience the subject teachers aren't always strong on it and/or don't know how to teach it... This comes back to the general idea of embedding. Embedding anything. All skills would be best taught if they were embedded, but this means that the subject specialist has to also be a specialist in all those other skills... Maybe you need well trained teams of specialists... but that means time to work together... and that means more money... and that is what we don't have ... so maybe teaching it separately is the next best thing...
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eyedelightart 's curator insight, April 17, 3:10 AM
Myth One: André Tricot and John Sweller both state (according to the article) that you cant teach 'problem solving, creativity and critical analysis' I don't actually agree with that. Whilst problem solving has a lot to do with common sense (which you cant teach) I believe that if students are encouraged to consider resolution for a problem as part of a learning process then they will be more adept to implementing this as a strategy in the future. By setting tasks and offering up ways to think differently, possibly demonstrating how the problem can be seen in ‘real life’ terms students should be able learn by example. I have seen evidence of this within my specialised subject area (art and design) as well as lessons that I have observed. I understand that not every body is given the opportunity to access their creative side. However EVERYONE has one. There is a common misconception that creativity is about being an artist of some description, a painter a photographer, a designer. I challenge this concept. From an early age we are given a space that we can call our own an area that we can put our mark on. Comonly known as a bedroom . . . . we as individuals decide on its décor, where we are going to place our favorite soft toys and games. As we get older its about how we display posters, photos, stickers etc. What colour our cloths are going to be, what looks good and what you wouldn’t be seen dead in. This creative ability continues evolving and developing as our needs change: What car looks the most sleek, which colour should I choose (oh, look artistic thought process) Which house identifys my current status, what décor represents me as an individual. We appear to have gone full circle at this point, its back to identifying ourselves as individuals. Creativity in the class room is a great way of working towards raising the aspirations and motivation of the students. This in turn (in my opinion) can breed a desire to learn. Not every student will ‘get it’ but from experience the ones that don’t get it straight away, could potentially look to their peers for inspiration. If the creative enthusiasm of the teacher, lecturer, subject facilitator is delivered and demonstrated ‘to’ the students and not ‘at’ the students then I believe that again, confidence to access your own creative side will be eniced out. Myth 3: I believe that there is a place for personalised learning, despite evidence which states that “there was a delay of progress by one to two months” I teach students with a spectrum of educational needs and challenging behaviour and have done for the past 15 years, the last 6 of these have been in a school offering a bespoke teaching and learning environment. Every student, in every lesson has their own individualised program of study, and it works well. Attainment and progression is monitored on a regular basis to ensure each student is achieving against attainment targets set out within the National Curriculum. We are seeing previously non/low-achieving students progress at an agreable pace, enabling them to be on track to be entered for exams by the time they reach year 10/11. Our overall exam results are pleasing and competative with other mainstream and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools in surrounding areas. Because of the way in which our education is delivered, it appears to encourage students to progress into FE, which in the long term and looking at the bigger picture can only be a positive outcome.
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Dyslexie font: optimal reading comfort - Dyslexie Font

Dyslexie font: optimal reading comfort - Dyslexie Font | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
The Dyslexie Font is created for people with dyslexia to make reading easy for them.
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This is really great! It really works. You can download the font for free for private use, but I think getting as many people as possible to pay for it would be even better. Maybe we can convince Microsoft to include it in Office. Wouldn't that be great?
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Alexa Meade Art

Alexa Meade Art | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
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Not much to do with teaching, but want to keep this.
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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms
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The Mirror

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This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age. Students practise speaking, writing and vocabulary related to …
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Film lessons - This guy is amazing. All the work he puts in. Basically he's got the whole lessons planned. Great!
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Alex Corbitt on Twitter

Alex Corbitt on Twitter | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
“5 Characteristics of Strong Educational Leadership������ (by @4OClockFaculty) #edchat #education #elearning #leadupchat”
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Lots of interesting infographics and other stuff on this twitter feed. Like nice colourful summaries.
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Over 800 E-learning Examples to Inspire Your Course Design | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

Over 800 E-learning Examples to Inspire Your Course Design | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
Here are links to over 800 e-learning examples. Use them to inspire your own ideas.
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Some really interesting examples...
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Information for students

Information for students | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
Critical Publishing, learning materials, students, lecturers, ebooks, authors
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Activities to embed English and maths - love the first maths activity: house number and age.  Great as starter activity. Also remember anagram: twelve plus one - eleven plus two ;-)
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100 People: A World Portrait

100 People: A World Portrait | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
The 100 People Foundation helps students to better understand the complex issues facing our planet and the resources we share.
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This time a whole website in a similar vein. Includes lesson plans and ideas of how you can use. 
This time a whole website in a similar vein. Includes lesson plans and ideas of how you can use the information. 
 
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12 Apps For Students You Don't Want to Miss!

12 Apps For Students You Don't Want to Miss! | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
Discover the best apps for students. This guide will cut through the clutter and show you the best apps for students.
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Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media | Teacher Training | Scoop.it

"Even though both social learning and social media witness a lot of human interaction, social media plays a very small role in social learning in the workplace. Instructional designers need, besides real face-to-face collaboration during the learning process, a digital watercooler around which employees gather, have high quality conversations and discuss about possible solutions to business problems."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 16, 5:08 PM
The 70 and 20% seem to point at communities of practice as being important for adults as they learn. Social media plays a small role. As well, even amongst adults, personal motivation is important. In that case, social media is likely only effective if the person is motivated to learn, has time to access the learning, and is capable of using the media being used. This is important for teachers who are often isolated from others, often working on their own, and little access to social media during the course of their daily work.
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SWEET! Don't HATE the Hashtag!

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50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning -

50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning - | Teacher Training | Scoop.it
Though the idea of learning styles has fallen from favor in education circles due to a lack of compelling research data that supports its effectiveness, there’s quite of bit of misunderstanding about it all. First, some clarity.

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Resources - Eat Your Career

This page includes TONS of my favorite resources for managing and growing your career, finding fulfillment, and expanding your professional capabilities. I
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There's just not enough time in the world... Loads of great links for the day I have nothing else to do... Or to tell others about.
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