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Predicting success in football and teaching

Predicting success in football and teaching | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925...
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Mona Mourshed on education reform | Axess Play

Fastforward to around 33 minutes. She speaks in English :)

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Educators say it will take more than dollars to lure effective teachers to struggling D.C. schools

Educators say it will take more than dollars to lure effective teachers to struggling D.C. schools | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
Kwame R. Brown got a generally positive reception for his proposed pilot program to lure good teachers to low-performing schools, but educators said would take more that financial incentives to move effective instructors into challenging schools.
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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
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What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali and Zen Pencils - Imgur

What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali and Zen Pencils - Imgur | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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The Dark Side of Verbs-as-Nouns

The Dark Side of Verbs-as-Nouns | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
When verbs and adjectives get nouned, the practice can eliminate context and mask any sense of agency.
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Scott Thornbury on Repetition in English Language Teaching

Author Scott Thornbury talking about the use of Repetition in English language teaching. For more information see www.macmillanenglish.com/methodology.

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:58 AM

Some interesting points and useful tips here for teachers regarding recycling language and revisiting texts. Thornbury makes the observation that often in  texts books each unit covers a different topic which means that new language is being introduced and language from previous units is not being repeated or reviewed. This is where we as teachers can introduce other resouces that help bind all the topics and also use five minute activites to recapitulate on language that has already been introduced in order to revive it.

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Reading- recycling

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a tsunami of vocabulary

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Teach the Books, Touch the Heart

Teach the Books, Touch the Heart | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
Teaching English simply for test preparation rather than to develop a love of literature is a mistake.
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Learning styles – and other made-up stuff

Learning styles – and other made-up stuff | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
Some years ago, when I worked in a university, I underwent training in teaching and learning to improve my lecturing skills. I have to say that I learnt a huge amount from this – and indeed w...
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Six Reasons Rewards Don't Work

Six Reasons Rewards Don't Work | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
Dr.Richard Curwin is the director of the Master's program in Behavior Disorder at David Yellin College in Jerusalem and the author of 20 books related to motivation and behavior, including Disci...
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How to write worksheets

How to write worksheets | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
In an extract from ELT Teacher 2 Writer’s training module, Karen Richardson explains why aspiring ELT authors should focus first on writing worksheets rather than books and includes some useful exercises to help you produce a great worksheet that...
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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Born to Learn

Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how hum...
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What really improves children's learning?

What really improves children's learning? | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
Forget about smaller class sizes and other education myths, fascinating new research says it's the interaction between pupils and teachers that really matters • Introducing the "Bananarama" principle...
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Processing

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Image courtesy of Bill Bradford A topic that has been on my mind a great deal lately is in the area of extroversion and introversion as it pertains to the language classroom. Confession time, I am ...
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Handout.pdf

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Phil Chappell's curator insight, April 15, 2013 5:22 PM

@TESOLatMQ: Happy to receive interested feedback from my talk at #IATEFL on promoting dialogic forms of talk in the classroom https://t.co/U6L7TNpBbh

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Language use for learning

Language use for learning | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
This afternoon I was reading over one of my son's assignments with him. I suggested an alternative way to say something, using specific subject related language. His response? "I don't use words li...
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Mindfulness for students (with no tibetan bells or yoga)

Mindfulness for students (with no tibetan bells or yoga) | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
In my previous post I gave a brief overview of what I think mindfulness is, and how it can be beneficial for teachers. As I think it can be beneficial for everyone, obviously, there are application...
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What you can and can’t say in class

This blog post is kind of a follow on from the previous one inspired by the film ‘Blackboards’. Watching it again brought back memories of the many Kurdish students I’ve had the pleasure of teachin...
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How to Motivate Learning: Alternatives to Rewards

How to Motivate Learning: Alternatives to Rewards | Thinking Teaching | Scoop.it
Dr.Richard Curwin is the director of the Master's program in Behavior Disorder at David Yellin College in Jerusalem and the author of 20 books related to motivation and behavior, including Disci...
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Digital storytelling in the classroom

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Are you a classroom facilitator that is comfortable with student centered approach to learning?  Do you offer opportunity for students to tell stories?  Whether you answer yes or no to those two questions, I encourage you to checkout this digital storytellying resource posted by Microsoft that the University of Houston developed.  Bernard Robin has a great resource for teachers experienced or just starting out that guides one through digital storytelling resources.  Enjoy!

 

Some other Digital Storytelling Resources you may enjoy as well include:

 

* Digital Storytelling LiveBinder http://www.livebinders.com/play/present?id=7414

 

* Wesley Fryer's Playing With Media

http://playingwithmedia.com/ as well as http://storychasers.org/ ;

 

* Discovery Education's own Matt Monjan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5V99wxom_U&hd=1

http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/mattmonjan/

 


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