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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

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Top 5 Game

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Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

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Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

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 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

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And a few more ..
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3 more books of interest.
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Dewey's Experience and Education is necessary reading on Pragmatism and education!
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3 more interesting books -- Thinking Skills is especially full of great info. concerning the theories and frameworks that underlie teaching and learning.
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This is my all time favorite book about teaching - Summerhill.
Also, these two books reveal the change that is necessary in education..
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Some more very necessary books....Learn about managing your classroom and acquiring new skills...
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A few more essentials. This one on Learning Styles is definitely a worthy read...
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These biographies of the world's great thinkers are super! Available publicly now, from Prospects and international review, they are basic overviews and bios of many of the world's great minds on education. Here are the whole lot and a few examples.

confucius.pdf

aristotle.pdf

illich.pdf

rogers.pdf
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Wonderful resource, David. I'm going to look into what else the UN Education site has to offer... really amazing what is out there!
Here are two books that I highly recommend. Greg Mortison's "Three Cups of Tea" and how he is transforming education in Afghanistan, one cup of tea at a time.

Also, John Taylor Gatto. He's an influencial writer and watch some of his interviews / videos to get an idea of the man. Former teacher of the year, he is now "on the outside looking in" and sees school as the real problem and an outdated industrial phenomena. Always interesting reading and thoughts.

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I had the same feeling reading Taylor Gatto as when I read CS Lewis' screwtape letters.
There's this picture of Pink Floyd's Wall in the back of my mind while I'm reading it.
Still, I am a teacher...
These two books are quite well known standards. The Art of Teaching and 2 classics about CLT.
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