Daily Archives: April 3, 2011

Language As A Window: Steven Pinker Explains What Words Do

Language as a window into human nature. What can we learn about what “makes us tick” from the way we use words? Prepositions, Tense Markers, & Verbs: Taboo Language, Innuendos , Euphemisms, & Indirect Speech. What does our speech, our … Continue reading

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Verbs – Verbs – Verbs: The Language of Thought (Veiled Language)

TED Talks. Need I say more? In this TED Talk, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize. Oh, I … Continue reading

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Pudahuel detalla el trabajo que hay detrás de la buena evaluación de sus maestros

De los 525 docentes que trabajan en las 19 escuelas municipalizadas, 419 se ubican en los niveles de competente y destacado. Pamela Elgueda Los resultados de la evaluación docente 2010 dejaron un sabor amargo en muchos. Porque el 36% de … Continue reading

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El 45% de los colegios con más de cuatro horas de inglés tuvo un bajo rendimiento en el SIMCE

Más horas de clases no significan mejores resultados. Al menos, eso es lo que indican las cifras del primer Simce de Inglés, dadas a conocer por el Ministerio de Educación. De los 721 colegios que ofrecen cuatro horas o más … Continue reading

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“Horrible, Unspeakable Words Are Being Spoken to Me – Every Day!”: Alye Pollack’s Anti-Bully Appeal

Me: Hi. What’s your name? Alye: My name is Alye. I’m in 8th-grade. I’m not happy. Me: How long have you been unhappy? Alye: Since 6th grade. Me: Do you have any friends? Alye: Maybe 3 or 4. Me: Why? … Continue reading

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The Motivation Breakthrough: Part 3 of 3 (Rick Lavoie)

Motivation is the key to learning. But very few parents and teachers have an effective arsenal of techniques at their disposal. With empathy and understanding, backed by decades of experience in the classroom, Rick Lavoie gives parents and teachers the … Continue reading

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The Motivation Breakthrough: Part Two (Individualised / Cooperative / Competitive)

Motivation is the key to learning. But very few parents and teachers have an effective arsenal of techniques at their disposal. With empathy and understanding, backed by decades of experience in the classroom, Rick Lavoie gives parents and teachers the … Continue reading

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The Motivation Breakthrough: Rick Lavoie

Motivation is the key to learning. But very few parents and teachers have an effective arsenal of techniques at their disposal. With empathy and understanding, backed by decades of experience in the classroom, Rick Lavoie gives parents and teachers the … Continue reading

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IB Literary Oral Commentary: Meet Mr. Chamberlain

How often does a teacher make an instructional video for students? Two times? Once? Never? Most of us (teachers like you and me), have found literally hundreds of good video material for classroom use. Yet it is the rare one … Continue reading

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