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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

Why I prefer Zoom for English language teaching

Here in the UK, we’re a few weeks into remote teaching and learning and many of us (teachers and students) have been trying to get to grips with online classes. At the place where I work, Teams is being heavily pushed onto us by the senior management as a platform that is easy to use….

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Chinese school – Are our kids tough enough?

In August 2015, the BBC broadcasted a 3-part programme called ‘Are our kids tough enough? Chinese school’. The programme documented a 4-week experiment, to see if the teaching styles used in China could have an effect on British students at Bohunt school, a comprehensive secondary school in Hampshire. The debate around different education systems is…

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

A talk by Sir Ken Robinson given at TED Talks Education in April 2013. He was addressing an audience in New York, but everything he talks about applies equally to education in England. The following are some quotes from his talk: “There is wonderful work happening in this country. But I have to say it’s…

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