Marisa Constantinides

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Differentiation is The Key to Assessment For Learning

<i>“Too often, educational tests, grades, and report cards are treated by teachers as autopsies when they should be viewed as physicals.</i>” Douglas …

Pedagogy

What Is Your Teaching Philosophy: Developing Your Interview Approach

Job Interview Answer: What Is Your Teaching Philosophy?<p>Updated October 25, 2017<p>When you apply for a job as a teacher, you may be asked about your …

Teaching

Scientists: 'Learning Styles' Like Auditory, Visual, And Kinesthetic Are Bunk

While nearly 90 percent of Americans think people have unique learning styles — the best known are labeled auditory, visual, and kinesthetic — …

Social Media Lesson Plan For Schools.

<i>The following are a series of lesson plans for a short program, designed to act as a starter course to teach students of all ages about social media.</i> …

12 Surprising Office Wi-Fi Killers

Think twice before you set up the office aquarium.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nothing grinds a workplace to a halt like a lack of internet access. Gone are the days of hard-wired desktops in every office. Work environments increasingly support staff and guests with …

Education 3.0 – Learning Futures

Photo by Jimmy Chang on Unsplash<p>Every university in the world is exploring fast effective ways to transform teaching. I think one good way forward is …

The 6C's

The Deep Learning Competancies Framework (6C's)<p>This is an ID size card we are using to reward students for demonstrating any of the 21st C learning …

Pedagogy

Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work

I posted “Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working earlier this week, and it was – rightfully, I think …

10 Signs You've Got a Really Scary Boss | Inc.com

Bad bosses can create all sorts of problems for the businesses that employ them, causing employees to call in sick, become disengaged, and even quit their jobs. According to the Gallup Organization, having a bad boss is the <i>number one</i> reason people quit their job.<p>Here are 10 signs you may have a …

Employment

How to Increase Employee Performance Without Giving a Raise

Never mind pay raises, bonuses, and perks. Emotional currency is the new motivator.<p>If you want to increase employee satisfaction on the people that matter most to you, stop attaching their happiness to pay raises. Start thinking about "emotional currency" and how you've led your people along the …

Samsung might launch phones with foldable screens in 2017

Bloomberg reported that Samsung is working on ‘Project Valley’, a program to develop smartphones with bendable and foldable screens.<p>The company is said to be aiming to reveal two new devices next year, including one that folds in half a la flip-phones, as well as a 5-inch handset that unfurls into …

Mobile

Schedule - Cambridge at IATEFL

This website http://iatefltalks.org (the ‘Site’) is owned and operated by The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge acting …

Eight steps to becoming a more creative teacher

<b>How can teachers develop their creativity in the classroom? Marisa Constantinides, who recently presented a webinar on the subject for our</b> …

Seven Questions for Alan Maley | TEFL Matters

<i>“Life would be dull without creativity”,</i> <b>and “Creativity encourages risk taking”, Mr. Maley said in his talk at the launch of the most recent volume</b> …

Creativity in the English language classroom

The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique …

Mum's the word: maternal language has strong effect on children's social skills

Psychologists at the University of York have revealed new evidence showing how specific language used by parents to talk to their babies can help …

The absurdity of English spelling and why we're stuck with it

<i>Ghoti</i>. How would you pronounce that? According to urban legend, it was George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, who coined the term in his quest …

Words That Work Together Stay Together

<b>How language gives your brain a break.</b><p>Here’s a quick task: Take a look at the sentences below and decide which is the most effective.<p>(1) “John threw …

MIT claims to have found a “language universal” that ties all languages together

A language universal would bring evidence to Chomsky's controversial theories.<p>Language takes an astonishing variety of forms across the world—to such …

Linguistics

Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism

<i>What are the known benefits of being bilingual? Is it more beneficial to speak three languages as opposed to two? What are the possible negative</i> …

The subtle sounds that English speakers have trouble catching

You've probably noticed how speakers of some languages can't seem to tell certain sounds apart. As a result, they can confuse word pairs such as <i>wet</i> …

Does it matter that Greece defaulted?

As embattled Greece moves closer to bankruptcy, what does it mean for other economies including Britain?<p>Greece defaulted on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to pay a €1.6bn debt due to the IMF.<p>Long, drawn-out discussions with its creditors have failed to produce any emergency cash needed to keep …

7 Pillars of Digital Leadership

This article was first published in Education Review.<p>“Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach,” Marc …

Education Technology

Windows 10's make or break feature: The Start menu

The success or failure of Windows 10 could come down to a single button.<p>After taking a three-year hiatus, the Start menu is back in a big way in Windows 10, which Microsoft is set to release on July 29. Clicking the Start button in Windows 10 will provide a gateway to the most important and …

Time Warner

RT @AngelaMaiers: “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” - Anonymous http://t.co/wtQB3YpFve

10 Stress-Busting Secrets of Great Teachers

<i>Sail Through the Stress of the Storm</i> If I look through a window pane and see teaching as weather, teaching would be the thunderstorm. And as we sail …

Self-Reflection

How US students get a university degree for free in Germany

<b>While the cost of college education in the US has reached record highs, Germany has abandoned tuition fees altogether for German and international students alike. An increasing number of Americans are taking advantage and saving tens of thousands of dollars to get their degrees.</b><p>In a kitchen in …

College & University

The New Way to Manage All Your Bookmarks

<b>The Best Online Bookmark Manager.</b> <b><br>Draggo is a New FREE Service to Organize and Access All Your Personal Links On a Single Page.</b>

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere Google knows you've been

Luckily, there's an easy way to see exactly what Google knows about where you've been, and you can even see a map of past locations you have visited.<p>This all depends on whether you have enabled two settings tied to your Google account: location reporting and location history. Of course Google lets …