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Highly Effective Teachers: Hamilton County Schools, Chattanooga, Tennessee

With funding from The Lyndhurst Foundation, the Public Education Foundation has been studying ninety-two elementary and middle school teachers identified as highly effective in Hamilton County, Tennessee. The teachers all had three-year average student scores in the top 25 percent … Continue reading

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GROWTH MINDSET PERSONIFIED IN A 3-YEAR-OLD

The growth mindset (MENTALIDAD DE CRECIMIENTO) makes the person feel motivated by challenges and see failures not as a sign of their ignorance or inability, but as opportunities for learning and development. Those with a growth mindset have the conviction … Continue reading

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What is AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out

The definition of artificial intelligence is constantly evolving, and the term often gets mangled, so we are here to help.by Karen Hao archive page Source: MIT Technology Review, November 10, 2018 What is AI, exactly? The question may seem basic, … Continue reading

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“Catedrales”, el alegato de Claudia Piñeiro contra el fanatismo religioso

Claudia Piñeiro gana el Premio Dashiell Hammett de la Semana Negra de Gijón La escritora argentina ha obtenido el galardón con ‘Catedrales’, una novela negra profunda, contada a múltiples voces y con el aborto, la memoria y el perdón como … Continue reading

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Decades of Scientific Research that Started a Revolution

Dr. Dweck’s research into growth mindset changed education forever Source: Mindset Works Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck and her colleagues became interested in students’ attitudes about failure. They noticed that some students rebounded while other students seemed devastated by … Continue reading

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Growth mindset in an EFL classroom

Teachers at PS/IS 266, a public elementary and middle school in New York City, share the ways they have integrated growth mindset approaches and language into the classroom to help build student persistence. These approaches include establishing structures for peer-to-peer … Continue reading

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In the beginning, a new employee does not have a clue about anything. And that is great

On the Monday of your first week at work, you cannot find your way back from the staff room after the coffee break because the corridors all look the same. On Friday, someone asks you how you find it in … Continue reading

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Carol Dweck: Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

By Maria Popova Source: Brainpickings “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what … Continue reading

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The Global Teacher Prize: 1 Million Dollars Presented Annually To An Exceptional Teacher

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. The application and nomination process for the 2021 Global Teacher Prize has now closed. The … Continue reading

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25 Centuries of Language Teaching: M is for METHOD

Seven key quotes on the subject of method: “Methods are of little interest”  Kelly, L.G.  1969. 25 Centuries of Language Teaching. Rowley, MA: Newbury House, p. 2. “The development of language-teaching methods … has in fact been empirical rather than … Continue reading

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