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In Chile, Vocational. English. Is. Impossible.

Vocational English for vocational students is impossible in Chile, isn’t it? All of the students in the video above are learning a specific, vocational career. The majority of these students plan on entering the world of work, getting a job, … Continue reading

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Vocational English For All Vocational Students: An Uncomfortable Truth?

Are We Teaching Vocational English To All Vocational Students In Chile? The uncomfortable answwer to this uncomfortable question is, “No, in Chile, we are not teaching vocational students vocational English.” Why not? In Chile, vocational education students (3rd and 4th … Continue reading

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All Teachers Can Lead: Why Few Do & Most Don’t

Why would a teacher want to be an educational leader? If you are considering becoming a teacher leader, you must have lost your mind. Yes, it’s true that all teachers can lead. That’s easy, if you are willing to work … Continue reading

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Hockerill Anglo-European College: Record-breaking IB students

HOCKERILL Anglo-European College has celebrated another set of record-breaking International Baccalaureate (IB) results. Source: Herts and Essex Observer Is this real, or is it real? In 2011 Hockerill obtained 99% pass rate for the IB Diploma with an average point … Continue reading

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Soy Un Maestro: I Am A Teacher [Kindle Edition]

Soy Un Maestro: I Am A Teacher Book Description Publication Date: July 1, 2012 I am a teacher, and I teach in Chile. This year a new Teacher Career Law, defining the teaching profession in terms of increased prestige, attracting … Continue reading

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LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF TEACHERS: The Chilean Perspective

The recent study which showed the long term effects of having a great teacher was very interesting, not only for teachers but also for those responsible for education policy, all around the world. It is a study that you ignore … Continue reading

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Why Education in Finland Works

AFT President Randi Weingarten visits schools in Finland to learn how they have ascended to the top in student achievement.

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Susan Asked A Question: American University – Emancipating the Human Mind

Susan Gordon Director of Career Development at American University http://www.american.edu/careercenter/ Location: Washington D.C. Metro Area Industry: Higher Education What do you think of color on a resume/CV? I’m reviewing resumes for a non-advisor job, and seeing more color than I’ve … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Guide to Fixing No Child Left Behind

Test obsession, narrow curricula, blaming teachers–a few problems resulting from the No Child Left Behind law that are unpacked in this animated video. The video details some of the problems created by NCLB and describes President Barack Obama’s proposal to … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Quantum Learning: Kansas 3C School District Granted NCLB Waiver!

The McPherson Unified School District in Central Kansas has been granted a waiver from NCLB, from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. (Quote) “In partnership with Quantum Learning and ACT, Inc., the school district developed the C3 — Citizenship, College and … Continue reading

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