Month: August 2015

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

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The system needs to change with the times. Check out this article.

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Excerpt: Kids tend to fare better when they regard intelligence and other abilities not as fixed traits that they either have or lack, but as attributes that can be improved through effort.

link:  http://www.salon.com/2015/08/16/the_education_fad_thats_hurting_our_kids_what_you_need_to_know_about_growth_mindset_theory_and_the_harmful_lessons_it_imparts/

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How do Ducks Sound in Other Countries?

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Interesting piece about how animal sounds are differ in different countries and languages.

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When you teach animal names do you makes animal sounds?  Do you know the sounds that are associated with animals in other native languages?  Find some sounds here for ducks and look for other sounds on my BLOG here:

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EFL/ELT: Are You Low on Resources? Do You Draw on the Board?

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If so, here is a video with pointers to be more effective.  See “Do you have problems drawing people and actions on the board for your students? In this video, Paul Millard from British Council Vietnam gives us some great drawing tips and shows us how to do this more effectively.”  at http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/how-draw-people-actions?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish

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Cultural Competence in the Cassroom: A Key 21st-Century Skill

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This article can help teachers understand what ELLs bring to the classroom.

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Advocate for the possibilities your ELs bring to your mainstream US classrooms!  Read more here:  http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/cultural-competence-in-the-classroom-a-key-21st-century-skill/education

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