Monthly Archives: July 2011

Revisiting “The Kite Runner”: An Integrated Skills Approach

During my recent winter 2 week holidays, I noticed that the textbook my 10th grade EFL class is using, Premium (Level B2), had an extract from, “The Kite Runner” in it. The extract is narrated in first person, with the … Continue reading

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Felsted Receives Impressive Results in International Baccalaureate Diploma

Felsted students receive impressive results in their International Baccalaureate Diploma Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Source: http://bit.ly/rp79SK http://bit.ly/oxVMdq FELSTED students are reaping the benefits of their hard work after receiving the results of their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Of the 22 … Continue reading

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Let Learning Happen – Sugata Mitra at European Zeitgeist 2011

2 quotes by Sir Arthur C. Clark: 1. “A teacher, that can be replaced by a machine, should be.” 2. “When learners have interest, education happens.” (end of quote) Sugata Mitra: “Can Tamil-speaking children, in a tsunami-hit village in southern … Continue reading

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Teacher Observation & Feedback: What Feedback Would You Give? (Video)

We watch a Biology teacher, Chris Miller, in action for 9 minutes. You can stop the video, go back, go forward, back again, as often as you like. Watch the teacher. Watch the students. For your feedback, what do you … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse, In Her Own Words (Interview(s) About Her Life, Love, London & Music)

Pinterest: Thomas Jerome Baker Paperback books on Pinterest by Thomas Jerome Baker La Desconferencia: EdCamp Santiago (Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition] Soy un maestro. Soy el más afortunado de todos quienes trabajan. A un médico se le permite traer una vida … Continue reading

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The Future of Work: Freelancing? When Did That Happen?

In today’s global environment there is considerable pressure on businesses to do more with less. Companies are looking for trustworthy talent at competitive rates, while wanting to create a flexible workforce that will allow them to scale up and down … Continue reading

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Year 6 English Lesson: Writing A Good-Quality Story

Overview Video of narrative linked to memories of World War 2 are studied. Focuses on flashbacks in developing writing. SATS are looming, so building independence and confidence is a key part of the lesson, whilst providing opportunities for extended writing. … Continue reading

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How IB Prepares Students: (A Way Forward For Chile?)

Ladies and gentlemen, everyone the world over knows that the present educational system in Chile has been found lacking in two key areas: equity and quality. The easiest area to remedy is the issue of equity. To remedy this, put … Continue reading

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Man-spears-almost-extinct-DUGONG: Dog-bites-shark – video goes viral – 3031883 views

A dog bites a shark, a man captures it on video, and a YouTube viral event is born. This video, featuring two dogs that appear to be experienced shark herders, has garnered over 3 million views on YouTube. ** A … Continue reading

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Daniel Tammet: Different Ways of Knowing (A Beautiful Mind)

Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia — meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of “Born on a Blue Day,” Tammet … Continue reading

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