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Better Than Finland: The IB Approach to Evaluation

Trust or accountability? While the rest of the world evaluates schools, teachers and students to hold them accountable, for what they are supposed to be doing, Finland has a system that is based on trust. Schools, teachers and students are … Continue reading

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Educational Leadership & Evaluation: Trust or Accountability?

Evaluation is a sensitive topic. This is due to the fact that there is no global concensus on whether or not evaluation helps improve student learning outcomes. In the USA, high stakes testing is the norm. In Finland, on the … 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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TALIS Revisited: Teaching and Learning International Survey, 2009

“The development of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey programme (TALIS) is a significant contribution to the OECD evidence base on education. Never before have we had the opportunity to gain such an understanding of the teaching and learning … Continue reading

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Speak English Please: Your Teacher Was A Native Speaker

Dear Reader(s), This video is posted here for the underlying satirical message: The native speaker who taught this man to speak English, was not very effective. The speaker says, “I studied at the American University”. There is no offense intended, … Continue reading

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