Formative assessment strategies for success During a recent eSchool News webinar, experts revealed how formative assessment can support the curriculum A key takeaway was that formative assessment is a process, and not a “one moment in time” event. How can formative assessment be used to support the curriculum? This was the subject of a recent webinar sponsored by SunGard K-12 Education, during which two experts revealed their strategies for success. The panelists were John Phillipo, founder and executive director of the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology, and Bethany Silver, director of assessment, evaluation, and research for the Bloomfield, Conn., schools. Moderating the discussion was Joel Hames, director of product management for SunGard.
How To Do A French Accent (Accents) There are many sounds that are spoken in the French language that differ from sound's that are heard in the English language. In this tutorial an actor teaches how to speak with a French accent in English. Hello I'm an actor and a voice coach. How being bilingual rewires your brain This post has been updated. It’s well known that being bilingual has cognitive benefits: switching between two languages has been compared to mental gymnastics. But now, research suggests that mastering two languages can fundamentally alter the structure of your brain, rewiring it to work differently than the brains of those who only speak one language. “Bilinguals are a really a model of cognitive control,” Pennsylvania State University cognitive scientist Judith F.
10 Things I’m Looking for in an IB Teacher By A. Student Being an IB student, I’ve got a lot of improvement to do. I’ve got to be an inquirer, knowledgeable, a thinker, communicator, principled, open minded, caring, a risk-taker, balanced, and reflective. If I go through the complete IB continuum, which is to say starting my schooling in the Primary Years Programme when I’m 3-11 years old, moving onto the Middle Years Programme when I am 11-16, and then in the Diploma Programme when I’m 17-18, the core of my learning is centered around big ideas connecting concepts that spiral throughout my education; in the end, I am supposed to reach a development of awareness wherein I am able to take action, reflect, understand. A tall order.
Women who changed the world A list of famous influential women, including women’s rights activists, poets, musicians, politicians, humanitarians and scientists. Sappho (circa 570 BCE) One of the first known female writers. Much of her poetry has been lost but her immense reputation has remained. Plato referred to Sappho as one of the great 10 poets. Cleopatra (69 BCE–30 BCE) The last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt.
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Types of Plagiarism — Plagiarism.org - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work Plagiarism is not always a black and white issue. The boundary between plagiarism and research is often unclear. Learning to recognize the various forms of plagiarism, especially the more ambiguous ones, is an important step towards effective prevention. 8 Truly Feminist Lessons From Jane Austen That Every 21st Century Woman Can Use As she established herself as a serious writer, Jane Austen showed us all that her bread and butter were her women's stories. Her badass-ness manifested in proving that that novels written by women about women can uncover real truths, challenge, and unseat any reader — and, come on, is there any more feminist statement than women are (gasp!) human beings who are just as complex and interesting as men?
Podcast: Gender Roles Podcast: Gender Roles Whose job is it to take out the trash in your family? Is there such a thing as “pink jobs” and “blue jobs”? Are traditional gender roles a thing of the past? In many countries, dual-income households are now the norm. Many men and women share jobs that used to belong to one or the other. Gender roles discussion and information gap - ESL speaking activity The main focus of this class would be the discussion questions. With my advanced learners I find that this might take up to 2 hours of class time so I typically split the questions over two classes. I don't want students getting bored with the topic so i don't make them do the questions all at once. Students do tell me the conversations are interesting so it may not be necessary to split the activity over 2 classes. With the information gap, I generally put As and Bs together to form the necessary questions before pairing them up to fill out the worksheet. Students sometimes try to do the impossible and start the activity with someone who has the same information they have.