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Reflecting on Teaching & Learning: Designing & Running A MOOC

I participated in CCK 11 and the facilitators were Stephen Downes and George Siemens. The course was unlike any learning experience I had ever had before. Here’s why: 1. Changed relationship between teacher & learner Teacher, as the term is … Continue reading

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New Study from Europe: When Teachers & Students Speak English in the Classroom

In Chile, every time we survey students we find out something that surprises nobody. It is related to teaching English, in English. As you can imagine, it is a good idea to teach English, in English. First, here is the … Continue reading

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Problema de plata (Money Problems): Educación el doble de cara, pero igual de mala (Twice as expensive, just as bad as ever)

Seguimos hablando de educación. Está bien. Es un tema importante. Tal vez el más importante de todos en este momento. Pero lo que no comparto es que sigamos hablando de educación casi únicamente en torno a montos de dinero. por … Continue reading

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Andy Hargreaves: “Los países de alto desempeño tienen educación pública fuerte”

Académico del Boston College Andy Hargreaves: “Los países de alto desempeño tienen educación pública fuerte” Uno de los expertos más reconocidos en educación analizó las políticas impulsadas en Chile y el movimiento estudiantil. por Elizabeth Simonsen (Santiago) Diario La Tercera … Continue reading

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Peer Effects: Is mixing of abilities the optimal policy?

To track, or not to track students? To mix, or not to mix? Mixed ability classes or grouping of students according to performance levels? Educators have struggled with these questions often, making agonizing decisions about what classroom or what class … Continue reading

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Univ. of Chile Researchers’ Surprising Conclusion: Success of Chile’s “Schools of Excellence” due to selection

Study concludes that success of schools of excellence are due to selection Researchers at the University of Chile analyzed the academic trajectory of 28,000 students. by Elizabeth Simonsen Source: La Tercera Over three thousand (3000) students applied last year for … Continue reading

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English: A Must for the Future of Chile

Currently, only 2% of Chileans speak English. That means that 98% are missing an important part of content on the Internet, where knowledge flows today in the most accessible. Fuente: El Dínamo In the world today, 402 million people speak … Continue reading

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English Language Teachers: Get your Free copy of ELTmag, Issue 2!

Issue 2 of ELTmag is now online at http://www.ELTmag.com. This issue contains practical teaching ideas from teachers around the world – Spain, Britain, Austria, Iran, New Zealand and Chile – including well-known authors Russell Stannard, Charlie Hadfield, Jamie Keddie , … Continue reading

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Books Without Taxes: Chile Chamber of Book Commerce: “70% of Chileans never enter a bookstore or a library”

Chilean Chamber of Book Commerce: “70% of Chileans never enter a bookstore or a library” Arturo Infante Reñasco, Presidente de la Cámara Chilena del Libro: “Remember that books in Chile were exempt from taxation until the introduction of the value … Continue reading

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IB Program Terminated in Idaho School District: Accused of Spreading Anti-American Ideology

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries. ** The International Baccalaureate® (IB) program—which is growing rapidly across U.S. school … Continue reading

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