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Blackboard Collaborate : First Impressions

Added by Shamblesguru on August 8, 2011 at 2:57am — No Comments

A Compelling Argument for Inquiry-Based Science Education



A Compelling Case for

Inquiry-Based Science Education in Our Schools

The need to champion inquiry-based science education can be clearly reasoned if one begins to look closely at the emergence of China as a global economic superpower.

In the book called, The Chinese Century by Dr. Oded Shenkar, he states the following, “the shift in China industries from Original Equipment Manufacturers to…


Added by Greg Reiva on August 1, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Reform Symposium 29-31 July 2011

Added by Shamblesguru on July 28, 2011 at 1:13am — No Comments

QR Codes : Online Presentation at Reform Symposium Conf. 30 July #RSCON3

Next Saturday I'm doing a presentation abouit QR Codes in T&L at the free online conference the Reform Symposium ... 

My session is midnight Thailand time ... but much more sensible if you are in Europe or the Americas ... it is 10:00am California time and 6:00pm in London

The online Reform Symposium is taking place using the webinar platform ...…


Added by Shamblesguru on July 22, 2011 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Which Social Networks to Use? [Prezi]… Continue

Added by Shamblesguru on July 20, 2011 at 12:44am — No Comments

Teacher Education is a Myth, Please consider making this a #1 Priority for The Future

Here is my suggestion for addressing Teacher Education and growing a more results-tested form of Pedagogical Science Organically, and very inexpensively:

The reason that incentives and current accountability systems do not consistently show anything meaningful in Education is because teachers are trained on a hit/miss basis, and the wrong people are being held accountable. Incredibly there is no core curriculum in teacher education nor any transparent system…

Added by Anthony V. Manzo, Ph.D. on July 7, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Le travail collaboratif, outil du 21 ème siècle

Il y a bien longtemps, la naissance du stylo à plume fut une révolution extraordinaire,

symbole du bouleversement ascendant du monde de la littérature et de l’administration. Plus

les années passèrent, l’on à découvert d’autres types de technologies à écrire plus

qualificatives et mieux performantes ; par exemples le stylo à bille, les machines

mécaniques à écrire et le support papier.

De nos jours, les micro-ordinateurs sont sans conteste… Continue

Added by COMPAORE Abdramane on July 1, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Building a High Performance School – Communication and Barriers

As long time readers of our blog will know I am working with a number of schools to support them in creating a culture of high performance learning. If you read back through the blogs you’ll find some of the earlier discussions we have had around becoming clearer about what was their actual vision for the school and what that would look like.

We are now moving from the WHAT to the HOW. This requires us to explore WHO we need to enrol in the new vision and also addressing some of the…


Added by Adrian Bertolini on June 13, 2011 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

Five Signs You're an English Teacher

Five Signs You’re an English Teacher

1. If your spouse or significant other gives you a love letter, you analyze it and pick out the grammatical errors.

2. You describe your desk as “organized chaos.”

3. When you spill something on your shirt, you say,“Out damned spot.”

4. You use words like… Continue

Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 4:30am — 2 Comments


Dear students,

Congratulations on joining the English class. It's great that you've decided to take this major stride towards learning better English because poor English shrinks you a lot. Better English means clear English, and correct English. Since language is shared, then your spelling and grammar…


Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 4:20am — No Comments

Comments on Students' Progress Report Cards

Teacher Comments on Report Cards


1. Is developing a better attitude toward ___ grade.

2. Is showing interest and enthusiasm for study.

3. Wants responsibilities and follows through.



Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 4:15am — No Comments

An Interivew with RKD


This interview is conducted by Mr Babin Pokhrel, a PhD cadidate at Kathmandu University (2011) to get the students' perceptions of assignment system at School of Education, Kathmandu University.


Babin: What do you think the assignment system of KUSOED?

Rebat: Something is…


Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Developing Student Leadership


Developing Student Leadership

There’s no magic formula and/or pixie dust that we can develop young leaders…sorry. But, I do believe there are some intentional actions we can take to help teenagers better…


Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 3:53am — No Comments


On a special teacher's day, a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils. The florist's son handed her a gift. She shook it, held it over her head, and said, "I bet I know what it is - flowers!" "That's right!" said the boy, "but how did you know?" "Just a wild guess," she said.

The next pupil was… Continue

Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 3:41am — No Comments


One day at the end of class Little Jenny's teacher asked the students to go home and think of a story, to be concluded with the moral of that story.

The following day the teacher asked for the first volunteer to tell their story. Little Sophie raised her hand. "My dad owns a farm and every Sunday we load the chicken eggs on the truck and drive into town to sell them at the market. Well, one Sunday we hit a big bump and all the eggs flew out of the basket and onto the road." When the… Continue

Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 3:39am — No Comments


Beware of Girls

One day, a girl, 16yrs old, heard from her mother that if she does a regular prayer for 4 yrs, a divine "Angel" would come to her in her dreams & give her 3 boons. So she decided to do it. She completed 4 years successfully, doing prayer regularly.

Now it was a day for "Angel" to come. So she slept earlier with…


Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 3:33am — No Comments


Excuses Written by Parents


1. Dear School: Please excuse John from being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33.

2. Please excuse Dianne from being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps.

3. Please excuse Johnnie for being…


Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Please, Don't Ask Me To Do That Again

A student comes to a young teacher's desk. She glances down the hall, closes his door, kneels pleadingly. "I would do anything to pass this exam."

She leans closer to him, flips back her hair, and gazes meaningfully into his eyes. "I mean..." she whispers, "...I would do... anything!!!"

He returns her gaze. "Anything?"


His voice turns to a whisper. "Would"

"Please, don't ask me to do that again."…


Added by rebat kumar dhakal on June 12, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

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