Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

British Council – Teaching Speaking Techniques (John Kay)

A video from British Council – John Kay talking about Teaching Speaking. Group work, warmers and controlled practice. Some simple ways to make speaking activities work.

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A Testimony to the International Baccalaureate Program

A video about the International Baccalaureate and its learner profile… Sometimes, the best thing we can do is to ask for the opinions of those who have been there, experienced the joy and satisfaction, or the pain and agony, of … Continue reading

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Lindsay Clanfield’s Pecha Kucha: “Technological Inventions for Teachers”

Lindsay Clandfield’s complete Pecha Kucha, “Technological Inventions for Teachers.” TESOL France Conference. November 7th 2009. http://www.tesol-france.org Special thanks to: Peter Wilson.

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Burcu Akyol’s Pecha Kucha: The Magical Powers of 140 Characters

Burcu Akyol’s first Pecha Kucha, “The Magical Powers of 140 Characters.” “Burcu Akyol did such a good job! And it was her first Pecha Kucha.” Beth Cagnol – President – TESOL France

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Penny Ur’s Pecha Kucha: “Matching and Mixing”

Penny Ur’s Pecha Kucha, “Matching and Mixing.” TESOL France Conference. November 7, 2009. http://www.tesol-france.org Special thanks to Peter Wilson “Penny Ur is always a must see at conferences. This video gives us plenty of ideas for the classroom.” Beth Cagnol … Continue reading

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Amazing Halfway Line Goal Dejan Stanković Inter Milan Vs Schalke 5.4.11 Champions League

His name is Stankovic. 15 seconds is all the time he needed to score a goal against the German team, Schalke 04. Raul’s team. Raul and his teammates won the match. Where were we? Stankovic. You gotta see this one … Continue reading

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EdTech and Media: KIPP Student News April 4, 2011

Have you heard the news? No? Well, KIPP has people who say that the KIPP model is not sustainable. In other words, it’s too expensive, too geared for a particular set of students, and basically, can’t be applied on a … Continue reading

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KIPP Charter Schools: Knowledge is Power. (Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est) Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacræ. De Hæresibus. (1597)

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.” Sir Francis Bacon Two quotes by one man, Sir Francis Bacon. The central … Continue reading

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