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MindSet: A Book written by Carol Dweck. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

MindSet: A Book written by Carol Dweck. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

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Language Box: EAP In this video, Richard Galletly (Academic English lecturer at Aston University) presents a guide to avoiding plagiarism in your writing, and introduces some ideas to help with your referencing. This guide is intended for students at UK universities in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The ideas found here are a synthesis of the current research into plagiarism and how to avoid it, including ideas from East (2009), Ellery (2008) and Hyland (2010). The concept of using summarising and parpaphrasing to avoid accidental plagiarism is questioned here, and the use of effective reflection, discussion, critical evaluation and commentary on sources is encouraged. This video is available as part of a collection of shared open educational resources for the FAVOR project and available in .

High Tech High projects and books Project Based Learning at HTH High Tech High: buy the book These projects are examples of the work that is done at all of the High Tech High Schools. It is our record of what we have done and how to get there. Teachers can utilize this to show off what they have done with their students, and get ideas from others teachers. Mussar: Spiritual Practice of Good Actions If we all had what it takes to be a Mensch, a person of extraordinary character, wouldn’t we all be one? In fact we do have what it takes, we just haven’t been trained to take the steps to make it happen. The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions, Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar is that training manual.

Academic Reading Circles Academic Reading Circles (ARC) is an intensive reading approach whose components work on the basis that language learners develop deep textual comprehension better through initial collaboration than if tackled alone. The purpose of ARC is to improve learner engagement with and understanding of concepts in non-fiction texts, like those encountered in higher education courses. Learners engage with a text through different lenses that draw attention to specific types of information, and they co-construct knowledge discovered from these lenses for a clearer overall picture of the meaning and significance of the text. This book provides teachers with the roles, the procedure, and the sample activities to improve learner use of course texts. This book is aimed at: Teachers whose courses involve reading intensivelyTeachers who want their learners to engage more meaningfully with course textsTeachers in English for academic purposes contexts

UnBoxed: online issue 3, spring 2009 Brandon Davidson, Biology, High Tech High Media Arts Randy Scherer, Humanities, High Tech High Media Arts download pdf (1.7mb) Is it safe to go in the water? This question began an exploration of San Diego’s beaches and bays, and of the biological, ecological, political and cultural factors that affect the overall health of local coastal ecosystems. In biology, students analyzed indicator bacteria levels at six popular coastal locations, as well as the health and diversity of microscopic life in local plankton populations.

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion By Tanner Higgin, Graphite If there’s one thing that games can teach really well, it’s systems thinking. Getting good at a game like Portal, for instance, means learning its physics engine. When the game’s over, it’s only natural to draw comparisons between how things move, fall, and interact in the game and physical worlds. How to Avoid the Free Rider Problem in Teams There’s always a team member that doesn’t pull their weight. In economics this is called a free rider problem—people who benefit from resources they don’t pay for. Wharton professor and author of Originals Adam Grant (building on an old meta analysis by Karau and Williams) identified a series of factors that encourage people to contribute their fair share. Make the task more meaningful. People often slack off when they don’t feel that the task matters.

BALEAP - The Global Forum for EAP Professionals Journals Journal of English for Academic Purposes (JEAP) Articles, book reviews, conference reports, and academic exchanges in the linguistic, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic description of English. Welcome to the Noble Academy The Harkness® Method promotes student-directed, discussion-based learning. Students own the process and the responsibility of understanding. The Method originated at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1932 when philanthropist Edward Harkness challenged the Exeter faculty to create an innovative way of teaching.

What is EAP? What is EAP? Andy Gillett, University of Hertfordshire Introduction. At the ESP SIG general meeting at Keele, there seemed to be a general lack of knowledge about EAP. Services & Specialists - PRINCIPLED Learning Strategies, Inc. Jennifer is currently Professional Development Director for World Leadership School, coaching teachers and developing collaborative learning experiences between North American classrooms and schools in other parts of the world, as well as leading professional development trainings and faculty development trips for WLS schools. She provides strategic coaching to schools involved in TakingITGlobal’s Future Friendly Schools project, and she is a central partner in the Centre for Global Education’s international video conferences. Finally, Jennifer is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, giving workshops on Project-Based Learning and Global PBL. She also coaches teachers in several teacher exchange and collaboration projects through the Fulbright programs of the Institute for International Education and the U.S. State Department.

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary Use magic to teach and learn academic language in my new NY Times post that includes a student interactive and teaching ideas. Enriching Academic Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching Tier Two Words to E.L.L. Students is the headline of another one of my posts for The New York Times. It’s a pretty lengthy one – filled with ideas, downloadable hand-outs and links to additional resources. Digital literacies for EAP students: who’s responsible? – learning technologies in EAP As a middle-aged man teaching EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and technology (sometimes) to students half my age I do wonder about the term ‘digital native’ and how it absolves me of a lot of responsibility. My students seem so at ease with computers, smartphones and tablets, it’s difficult to imagine that I could possibly pass on anything useful about technology that they don’t already know. Compare their seeming comfort with my own painful introduction to computers in my mid-twenties and ongoing struggles with them and I feel it would be the most incredible impertinence to try to teach them anything. But I know this is an intellectual dodge, and one that most EAP teachers do. Spend a few hours teaching EAP students and it soon becomes clear that they are digital natives only in a very restricted sense of the term.