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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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If You Pay Peanuts, Do You Get Monkeys? Four Essential Factors in Promoting Teacher Quality, or, Getting Teachers Who Make A Difference

Source: Pearson – The Learning Curve Getting Teachers Who Make A Difference 1. Attracting the best people to the profession: Getting good teachers begins with recruiting talented individuals. Finland and South Korea – two perennially cited examples of education success … 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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#Edcamp Santiago: Are Teachers Overpaid?

I do not know of a single teacher, world-wide, who would answer the question by saying, “Yes”, teachers are overpaid. The educators I know would probably say, “teachers have low-prestige and low salaries”. Yet, to satisfy a curiosity, what do … Continue reading

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Some Illinois Public School Teachers Earning Six-Figure Salaries, But Not Many

Chicago Sun-Times: http://www.suntimes.com/5484550-417/some-illinois-public-school-teachers-earning-six-figure-salaries.html Want to wind up making at least six figures as a public school teacher? Send your resume to Highland Park or Deerfield High School, both in Township High School District 113. The district — which has no … Continue reading

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NEST is Best: What Do You Think? #ELTchat

LinkedIn Groups Group: TESOL Discussion: We Are All Born Free & Equal: Unless You Are A Non-Native English Speaking Teacher (NNEST) A most interesting debate. Isn’t it all about supply and demand, the English learning world thinking NEST is best … Continue reading

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520 Great Students: What Does Engineering & Medicine Have That Teaching Doesn’t Have?

It would seem that I’m full of questions today. Questions that warrant answers, if Chile is committed to improving the quality of its education system. Out of the 520 students who scored highest on the recent PSU, there were two … Continue reading

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