Month: August 2015
The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system
The system needs to change with the times. Check out this article.
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.
Interesting piece about how animal sounds are differ in different countries and languages.
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
Take a look at these English language learning apps.
This article can help teachers understand what ELLs bring to the classroom.
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