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The Social Possibilities of Oral Language: Teaching Conversation (Natural Approach)

by Elizabeth B. McLellan, Critic Teacher, Training School Department, Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti, Michigan (page 187-188) Practical Selections from twenty years of Normal Instructor and Primary Plans, DANSVILLE, NEW YORK F. A. OWEN PUBLISHING COMPANY 1912 Historic Moments 1849 … 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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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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#MOOC: You Are Now A Courserian: Welcome to Coursera!

Hi Thomas Jerome Baker, Welcome to Coursera! You’ve just joined a community of hundreds of thousands of students who are taking courses, and changing the face of higher education. At Coursera, you can take courses from the top universities, for … 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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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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Wellington College: Outstanding Results in the IB Diploma

Outstanding results in the IB Diploma Source: Wellington College We are delighted with this year’s extraordinary IB results. In only its third year offering the Diploma, the average score achieved is 37.3 points (the equivalent at A level according to … Continue reading

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Books Without Taxes: Chile Chamber of Book Commerce: “70% of Chileans never enter a bookstore or a library”

Chilean Chamber of Book Commerce: “70% of Chileans never enter a bookstore or a library” Arturo Infante Reñasco, Presidente de la Cámara Chilena del Libro: “Remember that books in Chile were exempt from taxation until the introduction of the value … Continue reading

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