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The Game of Lies I Learned Long Ago: A Day in A Conversation Class

The game of lies I learned long ago. The teacher walked into the room, smiled, and told us she had two stories to tell us. “Cool”, I thought to myself. “I like stories.” Lise Bell, my CELTA teacher, then proceeded … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Santiago: How Small Places Change the World

One question that may find itself, discussed repeatedly, is how Finland does what it does so well, namely education. Again and again, other nations come to the conclusion that, “We aren’t Finland”. I think to myself, “Yes, that’s true, but … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For #Edcamp Santiago?

What IS #Edcamp Santiago? (quote) “EdCamp is free/cheap, democratic, participant-driven professional development.” via @dancallahan @kjarrett (Jun 18, 2010) OK, that sounds real good. Participant-driven, free, no cost professional development. I don’t have to save my lunch money to pay the … Continue reading

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Khaled Hosseini opens Day Two of the 2011 IB Conference of the Americas. Watch his session here!

SOS is an acronym for Students Outreach For Shelters, a service learning program of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation. http://blogs.ibo.org/conferenceamericas/2011/07/22/second-general-session-by-khaled-hosseini/

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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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Teacher Training – Problem Solving Activities (Sara Lynn)

Problem Solving by Sarah Lynn from the Future Teacher Training DVD by Pearson Longman http://www.pearsonlongmanusa.com/future

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Philosophy Club: Teaching primary school children to argue

Children should be seen and not heard…but who says? A Philosophy academic is challenging the old adage by teaching primary school children to argue and to think for themselves. For the past three years Dr Andrew Fisher —an academic in … Continue reading

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The Power of YouTube: Language Meets Music, Antoine Dodson, & The Dog Tease

Have you heard about the YouTube education channel? It’s called YouTube Edu. Some of the best universities in the world are represented. http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400&t=m&s=edu&cr=US&p=2 While we are at it, don’t forget the YouTube Teaching Channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNdDmvSj2zc&feature=relmfu If you are a teacher, … Continue reading

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A Visit From Socrates: Social Media & Education…Reasons 2B Fearful #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat

Today we were treated to the Socratic Method by Neil Selwyn. Here’s how Wikipedia describes it: “The Socratic method (or Method of Elenchus or Socratic Debate), named after the Classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of inquiry and debate … Continue reading

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