Daily Archives: April 10, 2011

President Obama Commencement Kalamazoo Central High School

Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge Visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/Commencement to apply. President Obama Contest to Speak at Your Graduation President Obama announces a new Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge and invites public schools across the country … Continue reading

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Announcing the Finalists for the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge

White House staffers Lauren Paige and Gannet Tseggai call the six finalists in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge to let them know their school has been selected as a finalist. WASHINGTON – Today, the White House and the … Continue reading

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The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System

The Finland Phenomenon http://tinyurl.com/5u3lwsb Finland’s education system has consistently ranked among the best in the world for more than a decade. The puzzle is, why Finland? Documentary filmmaker, Bob Compton, along with Harvard researcher, Dr. Tony Wagner, decided to find … Continue reading

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2 Million Minutes: A Global Examination (13 Minute Summary)

“2 Million Minutes” is a series of documentary films exploring how students in the United States, India, and the People’s Republic of China spend the nominal 2,000,000 minutes of their high school years.[1]. The film has been supported by Newt … Continue reading

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Two Million Minutes (2MM) Documentary

There is a lot of anxiety these days over the enormous and powerful economic forces of change at work in the world. Much of the concern revolves around education: are our kids going to have the knowledge and skills they … Continue reading

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The Education News in “El Mercurio” Newspaper Today (Sunday, April 10, 2011)

I just finished reading the Sunday, April 10, 2011 edition of the “El Mercurio” newspaper. As a teacher, I was particularly interested in articles related to education. Today, I was not disappointed, because there were articles on pages A16, C8, … Continue reading

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Preparing teenagers for the PET exam – Writing Paper

Emma Heyderman lists some of the most important tips and techniques when taking the PET exam as part of her 2010 IATEFL talk. PET is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate … Continue reading

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Is CILLL the New CLIL? (Part 3 of 3)

Philip Prowse’s interactive session explores how extensive reading can aid the development of critical thinking, with examples from Cambridge English Readers. CILLL is an invented acronym for Content in Language Learner Literature. Original fiction dealing with controversial or sensitive contemporary … Continue reading

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Is CILLL the New CLIL? (Part 2 of 3)

Philip Prowse’s interactive session explores how extensive reading can aid the development of critical thinking, with examples from Cambridge English Readers. CILLL is an invented acronym for Content in Language Learner Literature. Original fiction dealing with controversial or sensitive contemporary … Continue reading

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Philip Prowse: Critical Thinking and Extensive Reading

What people read and how we respond to it. Virginia Woolfe: “Reading has changed the world and continues to change it. When the day of judgemment comes and all secrets are laid bare, we shall not be surprised to learn, … Continue reading

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