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Our top 10 Secret Teacher blogs of 2017

After another year of uncovering the reality of school life – and stimulating some lively debate – we pick some of our favourite Secret Teacher blogs<p>As another year of Secret Teacher blogs draws to a close, we celebrate some of our favourites from 2017. From behind-the-scenes thoughts on some of …

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Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid

Social activist Innosanto Nagara wanted to find a fun book to read to his 2-year-old son that also talked about the importance of social justice.<p>He wasn't looking for the typical fiction written for children. Instead, he was looking for unique narratives — by writers of color and/or authors who can …

Activism

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

Teach Close Reading Skills<p>Guide students in annotation by directing them to do more than highlight or underline. Encourage students to have a …

Teaching

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

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English for Emails

232<p>Email addresses are essential in business – do you know how to say them correctly?<p>137<p>Learn how to talk about the different parts of an email in …

A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school

These gems aren’t mine, really. Facebook friends and colleagues have helped me to write this list. But I did rank the first ten.<p><b>Top ten</b><p>1. Remember: there are no non-professional interactions.<p>2. Fundamentals matter. Practice your talks until they flow. Do some editorial work. Volunteer. Wear clean …

Stop Being Hard on Yourself: 12 Tips for Learning Life Lessons

Whether you’re just launching a startup, or in the process of growing your company, you’re going to make mistakes, and it’s going to take a toll on …

Learning a Language Makes You Better at Handling Ambiguity

In psychology, “tolerance of ambiguity” is a measure of how comfortable you are with the unknown. Entrepreneurs are supposed to have lots of it, …

Universities undergo "quiet revolution" as they switch to open-plan learning, Haworth report finds

<b>Haworth white papers:</b> higher education institutes around the world are undergoing radical change as they swap old-fashioned lecture rooms for …

Higher Education

What communicating only in emoji taught me about language in the digital age

To inform my mother that I had spaghetti for dinner last night, I texted her: 🍴🌙🍝<p>“You had noodles and a croissant :-)?” was her reply.<p>My experiment of communicating only in emojis for 24 hours seemed to be getting off to bit of a rocky start.<p>Created in the late 1990s by a Japanese communications …

4 pieces of feedback that teachers should collect from their students

In another post, I presented a case why teachers should seek feedback from their students. In deciding to seek feedback from students, it is …

The Oxford dictionary's new words are a testament to the fluid beauty of English

The Oxford English Dictionary – the “OED” to its friends – has announced a 2016 update, consisting of over 1,000 new words and word meanings, along …

Independence Day Art that Conveys Symbols of Freedom

Image Appearing On the Two-Dollar Bill<p><i>Declaration of Independence</i> the painter <b>John Trumbull</b> painted in 1817 still manages to fascinate the public. …

There's Now a Body of Research on What It Means to Be a Teacher Leader

By onJune 24, 2016 4:52 PM<p>All teachers have the capacity to be leaders, researchers wrote in a recent comprehensive review of literature on teacher …

Teaching

English interjections

Image by marabuchi on Flickr.com licensed under CC BY 2.0.Interjections are short words or sounds that are used to express feelings or emotion. What …

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills

Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication.1. Learn …

How to Use Whose

<i>Who’s</i> and <i>whose</i>: one is a contraction and one is possessive. Put them together and you sound like an owl starting to fall asleep. These two words are …

How Dunkin' Donuts changed the dictionary

The answer, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is that it is, in fact, both.<p>According to a post in the dictionary's Words at Play blog to celebrate National Donut Day:<p>"We've been encountering the variant <i>donut</i> in published, edited text since the mid-20th century. It was certainly helped …

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips<p>Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks? Is the Oxford comma for all lists … or just some lists? Should that ellipsis have had a space …

Grammar

102 Words You Never Knew Shakespeare Invented

Thanks to Shakespeare Online, here’s a list of 102 words that we as English-speakers can thank Shakespeare for.<p>And even if he didn’t coin them all, …

William Shakespeare

What Makes a Great Teacher

The idea that the U.S. may be facing a potential teacher shortage, or that teachers are consistently undervalued, probably wouldn’t surprise anyone …

What's the best way to teach languages?

How do students best pick up languages? <b>Martin Williams</b> talks to academics, teachers and multi-lingual speakers to find out about the science of learning a language<p>Alex Rawlings was a language teacher's dream. He fell in love with languages when he was eight and learnt Greek, then German, then Dutch.<p>…

'Challenge accepted', 'How you doin', 'Bazinga': Pop culture is shaping language globally

May,15 2016 12:46:07 IST<p><i>“And you know who you are, Republicans. In fact, I think we’ve got Republican senators Tim Scott and Cory Gardner. They are</i> …

Dicionário e manual digital básico para entender a geração Z

Nativos digitais, os jovens que nasceram em meados dos anos 1990 usam gírias incompreensíveis ao cidadão comum (ou que tem mais de 25 anos). Conheça …

Council of Europe Language Policy Portal

Languages are a fundamental aspect of people’s lives and the democratic functioning of society.<p>In response to the needs identified in or by its …

Council of Europe

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For instance, researchers have …

18 Movies That Will Make You Want to Travel the World This Instant

Travel the entire world without ever leaving your couch.<p>Even though these movies weren't all shot on location, they will still satisfy your desire to get up and go.<p>1. Paris, France: <i>Amelie</i><p>The surreal tale of a young woman (Audrey Tautou) who sees the world in a magical way.<p>2. French Riviera: <i>To Catch</i> …

A step-by-step plan to internationalise your university

<b>How can universities develop the best international strategy? We asked Dr Jean-Bernard Adrey, Director of the Centre for Global Engagement at</b> …

How to make a good teacher

FORGET smart uniforms and small classes. The secret to stellar grades and thriving students is teachers. One American study found that in a single …

Robin Williams