Daily Archives: May 1, 2011

MSNBC TV – Education Nation: A Teacher Town Hall (A Must-See)

Brian Williams: “You are about to witness a first. Two hours, on national television, to talk with teachers about teaching, about their business, about their calling. This kicks off an entire week dedicated to discussing what needs to be done … Continue reading

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What A SpellEvent Looks Like in 30 seconds: 3 Thousand Words English Language Learners Need To Know

Merriam-Webster’s Essential Learner’s English Dictionary An all-new compact and affordable dictionary designed to help students learn spoken and written English as it is actually used. © 2010 • More than 54,000 words and phrases • Coverage of both U.S. and … Continue reading

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Becas Chile beneficia a 126 profesionales de excelencia con Becas Complementarias en el Extranjero

Fuente: Becas Chile http://bit.ly/kJTZQU 29/04/2011 Los resultados representan un aumento de un 29% respecto a la convocatoria anterior. El número corresponde a 49 seleccionados para Becas de Postdoctorado, 69 de Pasantías Doctorales y 8 de Cotutela de Doctorado. La Comisión … Continue reading

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Lexico-Grammar in the Classroom: Prof. Pablo Corvalán Reyes

Ladies and gentlemen, take your shoes off. Make yourself comfortable. This is another great, another excellent presentation. Now, I know the topic is grammar. And yes, I know some people think it’s not necessary to teach grammar. And yes, I … Continue reading

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T is for Technology: “Tweeting is for the Birds… or, “2B Everywhere is 2B Nowhere”

In this post I will analyse the Great Debate at IATEFL 2011 in Brighton. To reconstruct the debate, I will use the notes of the debate as it was reported by the Roving Reporter who covered the debate. Elisabete Thess … Continue reading

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What A Wedding…First Kiss on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace…

Makes me remember my wedding day some ten years ago. My bride, my Gaby was just as lovely, no, she was, is, and remains, more beautiful than ever… And me? I’ll be honest… Enjoy the video! 🙂

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¿Para qué educar? Why Do We Educate?

por Pedro Gandolfo Fuente: El Mercurio de Santiago Sábado 30 de Abril de 2011 http://bit.ly/khFVGs En Chile existe una respuesta nítida a esa pregunta: se educa para que los alumnos, al final del proceso, 12 o 14 años después, puedan … Continue reading

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Ser hincha de la “U”: U de Chile 2 – Colo Colo 1;Goles:Miralles,Canales y Diego Rivarola -30 de abril 2011

En vida se buscan dos cosas. Dinero y reconocimiento. Sólo el que juega por la “U” tiene asegurado lo segundo aunque no consiga marcas históricas. Ser hincha de la “U” es agradecer eternamente al que corre por ti como tú … Continue reading

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PISA 2009 – What Students Know & Can Do: An Interview With Andreas Schleicher (Free Download – Video & Ebook)

“The quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers.” (Andreas Schleicher) The OECD’s latest PISA Survey (2009) tests reading, mathematics and science performance by students in 65 economies worldwide. Aside from global rankings, the report … Continue reading

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How is England Doing? Andreas Schleicher, Head of PISA Assessment, Answers…

In this video, Andreas Schleicher, responsible for OECD’s international school rankings system, tells Jonathan Clifton how English schools are performing, and how they can improve. Jonathan Clifton: How is England performing under the PISA rankings? Andreas Schleicher: Very little change … Continue reading

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