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My Best of series | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

My Best of series | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | TESOL | Scoop.it
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Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions

Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions | TESOL | Scoop.it
Although many of us don’t realize it until we step foot into our own classrooms, we quickly learn that facilitating a lively, but controlled, classroom discussion is truly an art form. While most…

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 23, 2013 4:11 PM

The question is ... do you think deeply about the questions you ask? Are you out to fulfill an intention or jsut get an answer? Do you wait for another answer ... even if they have got it 'right'?

Phil Chappell's curator insight, December 24, 2013 3:15 PM

Short article on question types vis-a-vis the kinds of responses they'll encourage. 

Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:30 AM

Nice little piece with concrete examples of the kinds of questions teachers can ask to promote different types of reflection and analysis from learners.

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MediaSpark GoVenture Apps

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Great for beginning learners. 

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ESL and Classroom Teachers Team Up to Teach Common Core - Education Week News

ESL and Classroom Teachers Team Up to Teach Common Core - Education Week News | TESOL | Scoop.it
Education Week News ESL and Classroom Teachers Team Up to Teach Common Core Education Week News That discussion was the spark for what has evolved into a much closer collaboration between ESL and content teachers at the 600-student Meadow Park...
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The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core | TESOL | Scoop.it
Editor's note: John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), contributed to this post.

The Common Core has embedded within it some Big Ideas that shift the role of teachers

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 18, 2013 6:37 PM

The thing about PBL is that it promotes good authentic learning structures for students and teachers - regarding of whether common core is used or not!

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MediaSpark GoVenture Apps

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Amazing apps for tablets and smartphones
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Here Are Some More Vocabulary Videos By ELLs | Larry Ferlazzo's ...

Here Are Some More Vocabulary Videos By ELLs | Larry Ferlazzo's ... | TESOL | Scoop.it
Over the past week, I've posted examples of short vocabulary videos created by my English Language Learner students. They used either Vine or Instagram. On Friday, our Beginners taught the advanced ELLs in another ...
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