49 Beautiful Pictures Of Nowruz Celebrations Around The World

28/03/2017

Source:  https://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/49-beautiful-pictures-of-nowruz-celebrations-around-the?utm_term=.odKrJXywL#.tjXlx1W0m

Beautiful images!


10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race

28/03/2017

Important considerations at https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/10-things-every-white-teacher-know-talking-race/


English Contractions

28/03/2017

Source: English is Fun

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Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

28/03/2017

BroadyEdTech

Important implications for professional development and training and for creating professional learning communities from a research study.  Excerpt:

When it came to final grades, students who received the peer rationale scored an average of 92 percent — significantly higher than the 86 percent scored by students who received the rationale from the instructor. Interestingly, students who received no rationale averaged 90 percent for a final grade, which is still higher than those who received the instructor rationale.

“We found that receiving the instructor rationale led to lower final grades than both the peer rationale and no rationale conditions,” Roseth said. “This gives support to the idea that, motivationally, the fact that instructors control grades, tell the students what do to, and so on, may be working against their efforts to increase their students’ appreciation of why the class is important.”

Source:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321110341.htm 

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What languages should children be learning to get ahead?

28/03/2017

Well, in my opinion, any language/s are good languages to learn.  Here is a more differentiated discussion from Australia:  https://theconversation.com/what-languages-should-children-be-learning-to-get-ahead-74305

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ELT: Research Proposal Flow Chart

28/03/2017

Source: Proofreading, Editing & Translation Services

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The most useful language for English speakers to learn, according to an economist

27/03/2017

In my view, ANYlanguage is a useful language to learn.  And, after learning one more language, other languages add on much easier.  But, for what it’s worth, here is another person’s perspective:  https://qz.com/942367/what-is-the-most-useful-language-to-learn/?utm_source=qzfb


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