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From Principal to Lead Learner: New Roles for Changing Times (Exceptional Educational Leadership)

Book Description Publication Date: March 27, 2013 Exceptional Educational Leadership is an experiential account of educational leadership. It fills a gap in the literature by not only looking at leadership in a theoretical way, but offers the reader a practical … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the CEFR & the European Commission on Languages & Language Teaching

“One of the CEFR’s objectives is to encourage modern language teaching professionals to think about their practices.” “The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is now regularly mentioned when the subject of modern languages crops … Continue reading

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The Nation’s Report Card: Can You Do the 12th Grade NAEP Writing Task?

12th Grade Writing Task: How Do You Use Technology (Video Prompt) Write an essay for a college admissions committee about one kind of information or communication technology you use. Describe what it is and explain why the technology is important … Continue reading

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English Language and Literature for the IB Diploma

This video offers a brief, though thorough, introduction (Prezi) to English Language and Literature course for the IB Diploma Programme.

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Key Stage 2 Testing, Assessment & Accountability Review: Final Report Published

Lord Bew launches his review into the Key Stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability system at the end of primary school. The report recommends that: •The current writing test should be replaced by teacher assessment of writing composition. This will … 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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#CCK11 – The Connectivist Writes: A Jig-Saw Creative Writing Lesson #ELTchat

Our journey begins. Are you ready? The first step, for some, is the hardest step of all. The most difficult step. Are you thinking, what I think you are thinking? You see, I’m thinking, that you are thinking, that I’m … Continue reading

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Unlocking Reading For All Students: Especially Boys

What’s the secret to reading in English? For girls, there is no secret. For the past 10 years, on the PISA test, given in 200, 2003, 2006, and 2009, on 4 seperate occasions, the girls have had better results than … Continue reading

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