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Looking for US Primary School/s to host 121C planning team of teachers from Singapore
Rose A | May 29th, 2013 @ 2:10PM | 0 Comments | AALF members
Hi everyone! I am Mdm Roselina Abdullah, Subject Head of ICT at Innova Primary School (http://www.innovapri.moe.edu.sg/). I represent a group of teachers (about 6 people) who are journeying on our school’s One-to-One Computing program. We are looking for an opportunity to embark on a learning journey in a few U.S. schools this year, hopefully in late November. In order for our hosting schools...
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How do schools manage student behavior issues effectively?
Brenda Fayerman | April 11th, 2013 @ 4:13PM | 0 Comments | AALF members
As IT Director in a private coed high school of about 500 students, I was unable to find a perfect solution for automating the tracking of student behavior. In recent years, this was a growing concern: students were presenting with more issues that required the attention of the educators (e.g. poor work habits, disrespectful behavior both online and in school, bullying); teachers were trying to...
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From Age to Age - the effects of the shift in educational paradigms
Innovative 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Adrian Bertolini | February 8th, 2011 @ 12:29AM | 1 Comments | AALF members
It is currently a frustrating and challenging time in education. It seems as if teachers and educators are speaking one language and having one set of outcomes for the students they teach, and politicians, the media, and parents are speaking another. Because they are. It is occurring because they are standing in different paradigms. We are in the midst of the biggest paradigm shift in the...
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Puzzles versus Mysteries
Innovative 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Adrian Bertolini | February 10th, 2010 @ 9:38AM | 0 Comments | AALF members
I have just been reading Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, What the Dog Saw (Allen Lane, 2009), and one of the articles in the book had me thinking. In this particular chapter of the book called “Open Secrets” Malcolm discusses a distinction made by a national security expert (Gregory Treverton) between puzzles and mysteries and the different skills involved. Something is a puzzle when we...
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