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Thoughtful Threads: Sparking Rich Online Discussions - ReadWriteThink

Thoughtful Threads: Sparking Rich Online Discussions - ReadWriteThink | Primary Teaching: Resources and Articles | Scoop.it
Today's students love chatting online with friends. This lesson combines that love with literature. Students form literature circles and have meaningful online discussions about a literary work.
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One in four young people in developing countries unable to read, says UN

One in four young people in developing countries unable to read, says UN | Primary Teaching: Resources and Articles | Scoop.it

'Legacy of illiteracy' costing developing countries billions of dollars a year in wasted education funding, warns Unesco.' 


"Many developing countries have rapidly increased their teacher numbers by hiring people without training. This may help get more children into school but it puts education quality in jeopardy, warns the report. "What's the point in an education if children emerge after years in school without the skills they need?""

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Resourcing Australian Curriculum: Curating Collections

Presentation by Pru Mitchell for the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) conference held 28 February 2014. An introduction to a range of selection ...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Teaching English in developing countries

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Big classes and few resources; these are often the features of volunteer teaching or teaching English in the developing world. However, get it right and these TEFL  classes can also be some of the most rewarding to teach. Read on for tips and ideas to get you started


1. Use your students as a resource.  Ask your students to bring in items to talk or write about.

2. Start collecting real items from home now for when you go; forms, posters, menus, photos, and ready-to-go lessons since you may not be able to access such valuable resources when overseas.

3. Be ready for bigger classes than you might expect! Maybe as many as 100 students of varying levels. This means planning in plenty of group and pair work activities so students have plenty of chance to practice together.

4. Be creative with what you do have. Use mime, movement. chant, songs and simple games  - and have fun.

5. Find out as much as you can beforehand about your classes/school.


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Sometimes Less means More... The Real Challenge of Being a Teacher! When it is just  you and your students... no one or nothing else!

 

SooJin-Stella Lee's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:22 AM

One of the reasons that I am majoring in English Education is that I can teach students more professionally in the developing world. I thought learning English benefits them in various ways. However, I did not have clear information about how to provide them effective classes. I found out that I should be more friendly toward them than other students in the develped countries. Those five instructions fairly helped me a lot. I hope we can help them to study happily and live more peaceful lives.

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The Control Shift: A Grassroots Education Revolution Takes Shape

The Control Shift: A Grassroots Education Revolution Takes Shape | Primary Teaching: Resources and Articles | Scoop.it
Kids are taking charge of their own learning as educators grapple with their new roles.




Tina Barseghian


For as long as anyone can remember, adults have p
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Want to improve your kids’ writing? Let them draw

Want to improve your kids’ writing? Let them draw | Primary Teaching: Resources and Articles | Scoop.it
We love our kids’ first drawings. They draw before they write, so their drawings seem somehow miraculous in those early years - their first communication that is permanent and there for all to see. Preschool…
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Why our kids should learn Aboriginal history

Why our kids should learn Aboriginal history | Primary Teaching: Resources and Articles | Scoop.it
The national history curriculum implemented across Australia from 2011 provides the opportunity for educators to comprehensively tackle for the first time 50,000 years of Australia’s history. The future…
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Primary schools want more focus on literacy and numeracy | news.net

Primary schools want more focus on literacy and numeracy | news.net | Primary Teaching: Resources and Articles | Scoop.it
The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) says the national curriculum is overcrowded and needs to focus more on basic literacy and numeracy skills.
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A look at « Journeys to school », around the world - YouTube

A photo exhibition launched by SIPA Press, UNESCO & Veolia Transdev, "Journeys to School" tells an inspiring story of girls' and boy's journey to school. It is not about misery and isolation -- but courage and determination... 
We learn about children's quest for education despite all obstacles -- gender inequality, poverty, social-exclusion, conflict, lack of public transportation, urban insecurity, natural hazards."

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