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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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Why I Hate School But Love Education: A Spoken Word Video Reflection

Provocative, makes you think, wonder and ponder, if you have a mind for critical thinking. What point does our narrator make that you find irrefutable, universally true, all the time, every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? … Continue reading

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The Teacher’s Personality & 5 Great Schools of Teachers

For more than 400 years, the personal essay has been one of the richest and most robust of all literary forms. Distinguished from the detached, formal essay by its warm, friendly, conversational tone, its loose structure and drive towards candor … 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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2 North Side Chicago high schools last to offer International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

by Fran Spielman City Hall Reporter/ fspielman@suntimes.com December 13, 2012 Source: Chicago Sun-Times Two North Side High Schools — Taft and Lincoln Park —will become the last of six promised Chicago Public high schools devoted exclusively to International Baccalaureate diploma … Continue reading

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Foreign English language teachers for schools in Vietnam

Vietnam is well on its way to integrate with the world and for that reason emphasis on English language skills has become very essential. Source: Saigon Recently, the City Department of Education and Training decided to recruit foreign native English … Continue reading

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Welsh Language passes the identity test: Learning Two Languages At The Same Time

Adran Ddrama ar y ffordd adref o G’dydd #joiojoiojoio yn Theatr Sherman. Sioe wych Frantic Assembly #beautifulburnout twitter.com/bryntawe/statu… — Ysgol Bryn Tawe (@bryntawe) October 24, 2012 Take a look at pics taken of @bryntawe pupils hard at work at a … 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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Ofqual: “The International Baccalaureate is an excellent alternative to A levels”

THE International Baccalaureate is an excellent alternative to A levels, attractive to students who enjoy studying a range of subjects. Ofqual have released a report whose findings suggest the programme successfully prepares students for the demands of higher education. Source: … 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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