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Governments around the world, and especially in the United States, have recognized the importance of helping students become fluent in the use of …

I’ll Turn My Students into Makers, No Matter What

“I am a regular teacher that cares too much about my craft to simply admit defeat.”<p><b>By Tim Monreal</b><p>I discovered project-based learning six years ago, …

What does The Science of Learning report teach us?

A while ago I wrote an article called <i>The Science of Learning</i> which was, in turn, based on a keynote speech I’d given which distilled the principles …

Teaching

Govt to export English language teachers to southeast Asia

India will soon export English teachers to southeast Asia to cater to massive demand from the region and earn some foreign exchange in return.<p>Sources …

Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next Secretary Of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stepping down from his post in December to spend more time with his family, he announced Friday. President Barack Obama has already tapped John King Jr., former New York State education commissioner, to take Duncan's place.<p>King will serve in an acting …

Education

Five essential listening skills for English learners

<b>How can English learners improve their listening comprehension? Raphael Ahmed, a teacher at the British Council in Bangladesh, shares some useful</b> …

15 Academic Vocabulary Resources

“When I write in English, I can’t express myself as well as I do in Spanish/Korean/Japanese.” Most writing instructors hear this statement at least …

Language Learning

Grammar, style, and proofreading quizzes use sentences from literature.

Teach Style in context<p>Figurative Language - Sensory Imagery — Poetic Devices — Allusions — Style Analysis Passages<p>Use for instruction, assessment, …

Linguistics

English Is (Not) My Second Language

I'm a first generation Latin American, born in California to immigrant parents, the middle child of three siblings. My older brother, like my parents, was born outside the US, but my younger sister and I were both born in this country. I grew up speaking Spanish first, but quickly and fluently …

High School
Libraries

Edulastic - A Free Formative Assessment Platform for Teachers

Snapwiz, an innovator of education technology, announced the release of a free solution that directly addresses the Common Core implementation …

Education Technology

Why I Refused to Flip My Classroom - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 57<p>A handful of years ago I was teaching fourth grade when the whole idea of the flipped classroom entered my radar. The Educause definition of …

Teaching

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.<p>“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …

Education

5 Primary Reasons Students Should Prefer A Virtual Classroom

September 30th, 2015 Admin Assignment help<p>Take into account the kids experience when they first enter a virtual classroom. They have to explore …

Education

10 Google Classroom Routines that Work

The school year is starting off more and more smoothly as my new groups of kids are more acclimated to apps for learning like Google Classroom. It's …

Pioneering Use of Technology Transforms Teaching in New York Schools

During a trip to the remote 3,000-person village of Kotzebue, Alaska early this month, President Barack Obama chose to highlight the need for access to technology for students. The President noted that unfortunately, fewer than 40% of America's schools are able to effectively access the Internet …

Education Technology

Spell it Éxito or Success -- That's What Hispanic Students Need

I want to wish everyone a happy and reflective Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15). This must be a disturbing time for Hispanics, with presidential candidates competing to say terrible and ignorant things about them.<p>Americans love to speak with pride about our nation of immigrants, …

Pedagogy

Kids should play Minecraft in school – UCC professor

A professor in University College Cork (UCC) argues that computer games in the classroom will help students in the long run, with Minecraft, as …

Here's how US classrooms compare to schools in 30 countries around the world

With the right teacher, any classroom - be it a boat in Brazil or a park in Pakistan - can change a child's life.<p>World Teachers' Day, a UNESCO initiative highlighting the work of educators teaching children amid intimidation and poverty, is coming up on October 5.<p>Thanks to international efforts, …

Education