True for all teachers, but especially for ESL teachers!
With the world as a classroom, anything is possible!
Would They Play? Would They Learn? Finding the Sweet Spot between Games and Learning
Thank you to Denver Craig from Think Education for posting this on Linkedin.
Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing
A couple of key takeaway quotes
“That is: The (bombed) pretest drives home the information in a way that studying as usual does not. We fail, but we fail forward.”
“The basic insight is as powerful as it is surprising: Testing might be the key to studying, rather than the other way around.”
To read the whole article from the New York Times click here
Not a polished Hollywood production but it conveys the basic premise of Reinvent English
For more information got to the The Project page
An interesting Edudemic article on flipped online learning that states,
“In short, flipped online learning would involve a larger focus on the student producing the learning materials and having an online instructor be more of a ‘guide on the side’ as it were. Rather than watching videos and taking a quiz, you’d have a robust discussion, have students create projects to share with classmates, and generate more discussion out of that.”
An interesting guardian article that reflects the philosophy of Reinvent English, in particular the first two points in the summary below
• Learning shouldn’t be confined to the classroom – it can take place anywhere.
• A change of physical environment can help to encourage creativity and innovation.
• Schools’ fear of Ofsted can inhibit experimentation.
• Strong leadership is required to help schools to innovate.
• Leaders should not be scared to take educated risks