Adaptive Learning

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The Failure of Standardized Tests – An Open Letter to Policy Makers, Voters, Educators & Parents


Dear Policy Makers, Voters, Parents, and Educators: I fail standardized assessments regardless of what type of extra help I receive. Below is my story of what would happen if I was a public school student in today’s schools: my bad test taking would cause my school to be labeled as poor, and my teacher and … Continue reading

Expat Teachers Support Education Reform in Kazakhstan


Kazakhstan may not spring to mind as an obvious destination for either vacation or career, but for UK teacher Ian Shotter, it’s proving so successful that he’s hoping to stay for another five years if not more. “I’m really enjoying the opportunities that the position has provided me with,” he says, talking about his job … Continue reading

ABC’s and essays. Teaching mixed level TEFL classes!


ABC’s and essays. Teaching mixed level TEFL classes! Classes with mixed level students are something that every TEFL teacher will come across sooner or later. So, how can you make sure that both types of students learn in your class without anyone getting bored, insecure or left behind? Here at i-to-i we’ve trained over 120,000 … Continue reading

Bottom-up Teaching: Lessons Learned from My Special Needs Aunt


I have a special needs aunt and she has had the greatest influence on my teaching abilities.  My aunt has taught me skills that are valuable to any content area and profession.  What has she taught me?  How can you apply what she has taught me?  I share with you in hope that you too … Continue reading

Give Students a Voice Through Blogging


Writing is one of the key skills that students, particularly those in high school, need to put effort into developing. Rather than assigning boring reports or essays, one of the best ways to help students write is to give them a chance to write about the things they are genuinely interested in. As students head … Continue reading

Use Pinterest to Find Public Domain Images to Rock Your Glogs


Originally posted on Glogster Blog:
Finding websites that have public domain images to use in your Glogs can be a time-consuming task. Searching for hours on Google or other search engines for websites that have images that are public domain and royalty free can be daunting. I have found that a quicker way to find…

Glog for Presentations for Why Teachers Should Join Twitter


Update:  This post was originally posted as a Glog screenshot with a link to the Glog.  I now have the ability to upload my Glogs to WordPress so I am updating and re-posting this.  About a month ago I wrote a post called, “Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I Have Learned as a Twitter Newbie“.  Due to … Continue reading

Announcing New Adaptive Learning Group on LinkedIn


Educators here is a new Adaptive Learning Group I started on LinkedIn.  Please join, network and collaborate.  Every educator is welcome.  The group is open to any educator to join.  But, the sharing and conversations will remain a private closed group once you have joined.   Let’s cross content areas and expertise to learn from … Continue reading

1 Year Later- Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I have Learned as a Twitter Newbie


What is the first thing you think of when you think of Twitter?  Most people think of a popular social networking site that people use for socializing, sharing random opinions and befriending cool celebrities.  Think of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.  Yes, they are no longer together.  But, they were one of the Twitter trend … Continue reading

The School Year is Over—Now Have a Productive Summer!


For some students, the arrival of summer means the opportunity to lounge around and do — well — pretty much nothing. While it can be tempting to allow the dog days of summer to flow by in a blur of inactivity and laziness, doing so often isn’t the best idea. If you give in to … Continue reading

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