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Bootcamp Takeaway: ACTFL Proficiency Scales

Greetings from Portland!  This week, I am fortunate enough to be attending an OWL bootcamp in Portland, Oregon.  Thank you St. Mary’s.  Today we had a workshop run by ACTFL trainer, Arnold Bielcher.   381 more words

Proficiency Grading

"By-the-book Betty"


I recently took a quiz in a magazine that asked, “What is your parenting style?”. It reminded me of the types of quizzes that I used to take as a preteen in magazines such as YM (wow, anybody remember that), where by adding up the number of a,b,c,d, and e’s, the quiz would then offer an accurate assessment of one’s personality. 510 more words


PREPARE/ENRICH: proven to assist in developing couple awareness and building skills

In a recent survey of couples completing PREPARE/ENRICH, 91% recommended that the skills should be continued to be developed in their relationship. Over 90% found that it helped provide a more realistic view of their relationship, brought out issues they had not discussed and helped them identify their strengths. 111 more words


Formação profissional - Estou pronto para começar?

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”
–Thomas à Kempis, 1,361 more words


Colleges Must Help Further the Goals of Common Core Standards

Higher education cannot afford to sit on the sidelines as states and secondary schools devise common standards that seek to define who’s ready for college, according to a report released on Tuesday by the New America Foundation.

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The best of intentions...

I’m worried.

I’m worried that people have got so used to rubbishing decisions made by the DfE, and so used to each decision being accompanied by propaganda rather than explanation or evidence, that the decision to scrap levels has been seen by too many schools as a problem rather than an opportunity. 737 more words


The value of continuous assessment

How do you check your students’ comprehension of a concept or skill? Stacey Hughes, former teacher and current teacher trainer in the Professional Development team at Oxford University Press, shares some ideas for checking students are on the right track. 736 more words

Adults / Young Adults