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Jennie McKenzie
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Starting working at Follett International as the IB Inside Sales Representative.

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A Big Idea in Education That May Have Been Wrong All Along
A Big Idea in Education That May Have Been Wrong All Along " I submit that rather than spending endless weeks in the classroom plugging away at finding the main idea or drawing conclusions with traditional leveled texts, we make a concerted effort to confro...

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More Universal Design for Learning (UDL) needed in the IB
I just finished reading a summary on the need to employ more UDL in IB schools. One of the main challenges for the DP is the very nature of the limited assessment format. Which is under pressure from higher education's limited assessment format. Here is a g...

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How ‘twisted’ early childhood education has become — from a child development expert
Excerpt from Nancy Carlsson-Paige's acceptance speech for the Deborah Meier Award I have loved my life’s work – teaching teachers about how young children think, how they learn, how they develop socially, emotionally, morally. I’ve been fascinated with the ...

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LEARNING TO LEARN Developing critical thinking skills
Here's a good lesson on Critical Thinking strategies from the University of Sydney http://sydney.edu.au/stuserv/documents/learning_centre/critical.pdf MORE LEARNING RESOURCES click here

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Greed, competition, and selfishness - the current DNA of schooling
WARNING; I've been watching too much news. Greed, competition, and selfishness continue to thrive in schools that use traditional subjects and report cards to value a child's worth. Focusing on the shallow goal of "career ready" skills, "test preparation", ...

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Good education starts with an engaging story...but how do we find them?
My focus this year is to make deeper connections to our storybooks in our School Library - instead of typing in a book search for "insects", "fantasy", "homes", or "emotions"... I want teachers to find book lists on concepts of; change, causation, open-mind...

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Learning Environments
DIRECT TEACHING Advantages Disadvantages Preparation Very specific learning targets. Students are told reasons why content is important - helps to clarify lesson objective. Relatively easy to measure student gains. Is a widely accepted instructional metho...

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My NEW favourite Educational Thought Leader

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