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Myth Pasi Sahlberg. Fallacies influence education thinking during times of austerity Governments in Alberta and Finland are under economic pressure to reduce public spending as a result of failed national politics and unpredictable global economics.

Myth Pasi Sahlberg

When government budgets get off track, bad news for education systems follow. The recently defeated Finnish government carried out huge cuts in education infrastructure. As a result, small schools were closed, teaching staff lost their jobs and morale among educators declined. Albertans are now facing similar threats. Talk about English - Better Speaking. Wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Spaced-Learning-Guide.pdf. Ny metod inkodar kunskap i långtidsminnet. Asking Questions to Improve Learning. When you prepare for class, office hours, and help sessions, compose specific questions that you will ask your students (or that you anticipate they will ask you).

Asking Questions to Improve Learning

Doing so will help you increase student participation and encourage active learning. The strategies below will also help you formulate questions for exams and paper assignments. Active learning extends beyond the classroom. When you ask questions in the classroom, you are modeling a process that students can and should use themselves; encourage your students to use the following questioning strategies to assess what they have learned, to develop their thinking skills, and to study for exams. General Strategies for Asking Questions When planning questions, keep in mind your course goals. Promoting Student Metacognition. Australia Network - Study English - IELTS Preparation. Introduction to WebQuests. 50 "Best Practices" for language teachers. 50 “Best Practices” For Language Teachers “It’s a funny thing.

50 "Best Practices" for language teachers

The more I practice, the luckier I get.” Strategier för läsförståelse. Strategier för språkproduktion. Strategier för språkförståelse. CAN-8 VirtuaLab - Online Virtual Classroom for all your Language Lab and Language Training Needs. CILT Digital Labs. Authors: Graham Davies, Paul Bangs, Roger Frisby & Elizabeth Walton Originally published by CILT in 2005 Last revised 20 April 2012 Table of contents 1.

CILT Digital Labs

Terminology Inevitably, a certain amount of jargon creeps into a document like this, often in the form of acronyms or abbreviations. ICT or Information and Communications Technology: This tends to be the preferred term, having replaced IT (Information Technology), because it shows the importance of electronic communications such as email, the Web and social networking, as well as the information processing aspect. A substantial Glossary of ICT Terminology is available at the ICT4LT website, which offers a comprehensive collection of ICT training materials for language teachers. How to Learn English: 15 Steps. Steps Part 1 Improving Your Spoken English <img alt="Image titled Learn English Step 07" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Speak a little English every day.

How to Learn English: 15 Steps

The absolute best way to learn any new language is just to speak it. It doesn't matter if you only know five English words or if you're practically fluent -- speaking English with another person is the fastest, most effective method of improving. Creating a Formative Assessment System. NAPLAN 2010 Teaching Strategies. Helping Learners Remember What They Learn: 4 Time-Tested Principles.

Helping Learners Remember What They Learn: 4 Time-Tested Principles Highly competent instructional designers and professionals now make the most out of scientific research.

Helping Learners Remember What They Learn: 4 Time-Tested Principles

They usually incorporate new insights, test them and repeat what works. Over time, the weaker insights falter then fade while the stronger ones remain. These scientific principles that stood the test of time are really worth looking at. Flowchart software. TESOL.!/Menu/article/attachment/Spraket_pa_vag_1_webb.pdf.!/Menu/article/attachment/Spraket_pa_vag_2_webb.pdf. Memofon. ePals. Yola - Make a Free Website. Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders. English as a Second Language (ESL) / Languages - Quipper. ESL Radio and TV - English Language Learning Resources.

20 Ways To Be A Better English Language Teacher (Part 1) English language teaching can be a challenging and difficult process, especially if you are seeking for new ideas and thoughts on improving your day-to-day teaching.

20 Ways To Be A Better English Language Teacher (Part 1)

Much of the challenge is learning to develop yourself, especially once you have found your place in this career and feel settled. 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About. 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times.

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are virtually endless pun intended! Kunskapsformaren. Kamratrepsonsmallar för skrivning vid formativ bedömning.

Adult ESL Training Videos - New American Horizons. Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action is a series of twelve videos, which can be viewed online on this page or purchased as four DVD volumes.

Adult ESL Training Videos - New American Horizons

For a list and description of the titles, click here. To view the twelve videos online, select a thumbnail below the player. An arrow to the right of the four thumbnails leads to four more thumbnails, then four more. Marking is an act of love. UPDATE: After a lot of thought and reading, I’m no long convinced that marking is anywhere near as important or useful as it’s often claimed.

Marking is an act of love

In fact, much of it is a complete waste of time. In this post I explore the difference between marking and feedback and here I suggest that less marking might mean more feedback. October 2015 Have you ever flicked back through an exercise book and seen the same repeated comments followed with soul numbing certainty by the same repeated mistakes? Survey or Preview the Text. The following Writing Guides are available. To view guides, click on the list of catgories on the list below. You may view or hide descriptions of the guides. Writing and Speaking Research Writing & Documentation Writing in Specific Disciplines. Exit Slips.

Free photo slideshow maker. Textivate. Differentiation: Making the most of mixed ability. It is regarded as one of the most important parts of teachers’ work and has been referred to in a variety of ways, from mixed-ability teaching to personalised learning. But the teaching approach now most widely referred to as “differentiation” can still be a difficult one for teachers to grasp. In his bestselling teacher-training manual, Teaching Today: a practical guide, Geoff Petty describes it as “the process by which differences between learners are accommodated so that all students in a group have the best possible chance of learning”.

Strategies for English Language Learners. Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students. What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.”