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Chinese New Year is Coming


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Here’s What’s Missing from Lesson Plans...

Examine any standard lesson plan template and you’ll likely to see the same categories and domains: standards, learning objectives, step-by-step plans, accommodations for various student populations, assessment, etc.

Lesson-planning is fundamental to teaching. Working from a well-thought-out plan (while it might and probably should change as you teach and gain more knowledge of your students) is a sound strategy. Some teachers use spartan plans while others utilize long, scripted out...

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Why the Art of Visual Writing?

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Do your students struggle with written or oral expression? Imagine bringing writing to life so every learning style is engaged, enriched, encouraged and expressed. What if writing is more than scratching the surface of a paper with the narrow tip of a pencil, but embellished with the broad...

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Valentine's Day Fun Facts

 

Valentine’s Day and the...

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Around the World in 30 Days – January...

C.M. Rubin’s Global Education Report

Biased algorithms are everywhere, so at a critical moment in the evolution of machine learning and AI, why aren’t we talking about the societal issues this poses?  ...

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The Global Search for Education: AI,...

“Algorithms are as biased as the humans who designed or commissioned them with a certain intention. We should therefore spark an open debate about the goals of software systems with social impact.” — Ralph Müller-Eiselt

Biased algorithms are everywhere, so at a critical moment in the evolution of machine...

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The Global Search For Education: Impact...

“The pressures in systems in the North is to compete to ensure more and more learners are succeeding in acquiring higher order learning skills as articulated in cross-national tests like PISA, PIRLS and TIMSS.” — Brahm Fleisch

The North-South or Rich-Poor Divide is the socio-economic and political division...

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Black History Month is in February:...

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Dr. Carter G. Woodson, organized a two week period in February,in 1926, to highlight contributions of African Americans. In 1976, the month of February was established as Black History Month. The month of February was selected as it was the month in which both Frederick...

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Descriptions Using Verbs k3

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One of the first things I talk about in my written expression class is  the importance of using verbs to show action. We usually begin with describing what a...

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Elaborated Sentences Using Visual Art

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It's time to enhance descriptive writing with visual art.  Try this K3 lesson:  

Materials you need would be small pictures of animals/ people, places or things, colored pencil/crayons, white paper, construction paper, lined paper or worksheet, pencil, glue and scissors. 

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The Global Search For Education: Policy...

“Globalization, the increasing diversity of our populations, the consolidation of the knowledge-based society, and the increase in inequalities, among other factors, are influencing education directly and indirectly.” — Beatriz Pont

How has globalization affected the approach of education systems to policy? What are...

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