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October 7th
 by Nick Franklin
Right from the start
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

When students aren’t motivated at the beginning of a class, it can be hard to grab their attention. Here, we give you some ideas on how to engage your students every time, right from the start.

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September 23rd
 by Nick Franklin
Why We Teach
Teaching Methodology /

Being a teacher has always had its advantages and drawbacks, its rewards and its sacrifices. According to the author, Nick Franklin, as teachers we have more real experiences than people who do most other jobs and communicate and grow as a result. Discover Nick's thoughtful response to the question "Why do we teach?" and his tips to help us enjoy what for many teachers is a vocation.

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July 15th
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

In the last of a three-part post about how to assess project-based learning, here is a variety of techniques you can use to formatively assess your students whilst they are working on projects.

 

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July 1st
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

Assessment is one of the main reasons teachers feel uncomfortable with the idea of dedicating time to project work in class. If you are one such teacher, don’t worry! Here, in the second of a three-part post about assessment when doing project work, we’ll answer the question: “How do I balance content and language in assessments?”

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June 17th
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Teaching Materials /

Assessment is one of the main reasons teachers question whether it’s a good idea to dedicate time to project work in class. Don’t panic! We’ve got several assessment solutions for you, and we wholeheartedly support your decision to let your students’ varied learning styles shine thanks to project work.

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June 2nd
 by Karen McGhie
How to give fantastic feedback
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

We give feedback to our students every day in class, sometimes without thinking about what we are saying or what effect it might have on them. In this blog post, we look at how we can use feedback effectively and how it can benefit our students in their learning.

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