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#MOTIVATION: WHAT’S THE POINT?

One of the most difficult problems a teacher of English faces, in Chile, or in any country where English is rarely used, is how to motivate students. Yes, there are fun things to do with the language. Students can sing … Continue reading

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#EdCampSantiago 2013: Organizing Committee Member Profile of Thomas Jerome Baker

** Hi, dear Reader(s). I hope you are having a great day. Soon it will be Christmas Day. Are you excited about that? I know I am, and I hope you are too. Today, I’m continuing an EdCamp tradition of … Continue reading

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Chilean rebel “Comandante” Camila Vallejo: ‘The problem is bigger – it’s structural’

Her call for free education in Chile led to a nationwide shutdown last year. Now student leader Camila Vallejo is aiming higher – she wants a social revolution Source: The Guardian I almost didn’t meet Camila Vallejo. She missed her … 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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A Great Teacher For Every Student: Reflections on Teachers, Innovation & Education

Teachers A teacher, I feel, gets better over the course of a teaching career. In my own case, this is true. Though I have been a teacher all my life, I am continually learning. After a decade of teaching, I … 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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Hockerill Anglo-European College: Record-breaking IB students

HOCKERILL Anglo-European College has celebrated another set of record-breaking International Baccalaureate (IB) results. Source: Herts and Essex Observer Is this real, or is it real? In 2011 Hockerill obtained 99% pass rate for the IB Diploma with an average point … Continue reading

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