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The disadvantaged need the best teachers

David Cameron wants to bring opportunity to everyone, wherever they live, whatever their background. It’s an admirable intention, but he really needs to get on with it in our country’s schools. The geographical lottery in educational achievement means that only … Continue reading

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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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FREE Download on October 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th! Read My Kindle Book, “Meet Me In Memphis” Without Buying a Kindle Reader

How to Read My Kindle Book, “MEET ME IN MEMPHIS“, Without Buying a Kindle Many people from all over the world have told me that they want to read my short story, “Meet Me In Memphis” (available on Amazon), but … Continue reading

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Heads react cautiously to Michael Gove’s plans for an English Baccalaureate Certificate

‘The devil is in the detail’ – heads react to EBC Date: 19th September 2012 Author: Dorothy Lepkowska Theme: Curriculum, Education Policy, Exams and Assessment, Leadership, Teacher Subject: English, Humanities, Languages, Mathematics, Science, STEM Tags: English Baccalaureate, English Baccalaureate Certificate, … Continue reading

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IB students celebrate great exam results!

IB students from Garden International School Rayong (GIS) have achieved a range of excellent exam results. At GIS there were 17 IB2 students. Of these 15 took the Diploma course and 11 were awarded the full IB Diploma. The average … 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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Patricia Ryan: ¡no insistáis tanto en el inglés!

En TEDxDubai, la veterana profesora de inglés Patricia Ryan pregunta provocadoramente: el mundo, al centrarse en el inglés, ¿está impidiendo la difusión de grandes ideas en otras lenguas? (Por ejemplo: ¿y si Einstein hubiera tenido que pasar el examen de … 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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