The most important thing about any kind of marriage is that both are compatible.
If you are going to be married to your English – you’d better find a kind of English that suits you, will work for you and also reflect who you are.
There are many kinds of acceptable Englishes out there these days. If the one you are learning right now is not sitting well with you – it could be because you haven’t found the right one that embraces you yet. Keep searching and it will happen.
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Who’s in charge of the English language? Nobody, of course.
Wondering how blogs are used in schools?
1. School or District Website
2. Class Website
3. Class Blog
4. Class Blog with Student Blogs
5. Specialist Subject Area Blogs
6. Personal/Professional Educator Blog
7. Library Blogs
8. Group Collaboration and Projects
10. Professional Learning
Learn more: https://www.theedublogger.com/2018/04/17/blogs-wordpress-schools/
THE OPPOSITE OF EDUCATION IS MANIPULATION
Teachers continue to advocate for fair funding for education and educator pay.
Oklahoma lawmakers made plans to vote Friday on bills that could earmark more money for education. But it’s not clear if the measures will satisfy complaints by the state’s teachers, which have led to walkouts and widespread protests this week.
So PROUD of Oklahoma teachers. Since I was a kid, they’ve been in the bottom 2 nationally in pay. Nothing has changed. And now, no raise in 10 years! Budget cuts. Where is the $$$? Great teachers are leaving the state.
Read more: Oklahoma’s Teachers Continue Walkout
Teaching is a performance profession
At a very basic level, every teacher with a smartphone has the ability to create a video of herself/himself teaching. Even without a coach, that video can become a tool for teacher self-improvement On a higher level, technology also makes it possible to combine multiple camera views, Bluetooth microphones, and cloud-based storage to enable virtual coaching complete with discussion threads.
“Education is identical with helping the child realize his potentialities. The opposite of education is manipulation, which is based on the absence of faith in the growth of potentialities and the connection that a child will be right only if the adults put into him what is desirable and suppress what seems to be undesirable.”
― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving I Love You Quotes
“Equality today means “sameness,” rather than “oneness.” It is the sameness of abstractions, of the men who work in the same jobs, who have the same amusements, who read the same newspapers, who have the same feelings and the same ideas.”
“Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas and inclinations, that they are individualists, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their own thinking—and that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority.”
“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.”
Alice Wellington Rollins
“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.”
“… It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and large sense of that phrase, than to rule a state.”
William Ellery Channing
“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
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Teaching can be lonely and can feel isolating unless you find ways to connect with other educators. While there are many online ways to do this, there is something to be said, too, for face to face collaboration and sitting in another teacher’s room, witnessing the magic teachers cast, first-hand.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski
Listen to students…Someone once told me we were given two ears and one voice for a reason. What is the writer really saying? Lean in, make eye contact, let them know you’re really hearing them.
English continues to develop and change, and a usage guide needs to keep pace.
Oxford University Press
For all learners, indeed all speakers of a language, their productive vocabulary – the words they actively use regularly – is a subset of their receptive vocabulary – the words they recognize and understand passively.
As teachers though, we often forget this distinction and vocabulary lessons can end up a mixed bag of new words and those that are already familiar, words that students are likely to use and those they may only come across occasionally.
Oxford University Press ELT
I learn a lot about my students, but I also learn about me. I find out ways I could support my students better; what I’m doing or not doing in my classroom to help the learning. It’s helpful to listen to the students from their point of view and the discussions they have at home about my class.
Creating a space in the classroom for failure also encourages students to approach solving problems in nonlinear ways, using multiple possibilities and futures for refining their thinking.