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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

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

Teaching Overseas: How to Choose a Destination


(This post was written by Lindsey Harper Mac.  Please welcome her as a new contributor to adaptivelearnin.  You will see other posts from her within the next few weeks, so stay tuned.  We always welcome guest contributors.  If you are interested in joining the team please contact us.) You’re about to graduate and the world … Continue reading

Five Minute Friday- “Ordinary” Education


Last week, I introduced the NEW Five Minute Friday series I will be completing on adaptivelearnin.  Check out the link above to my post from last Friday to see what it is and how it works. I’m doing Five Minute Friday on adaptivelearnin to promote free writing.  I’m doing it so that you can see … 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

EduTweet #edchat Discussion- Professional Development so Last Century


Yesterday, March, 2012 I was privileged to take part in a live edu-tweet with #edchat. #Edchat is a group of educators from around the country and globe that Tweet each other via the hashtag #edchat on Twitter twice a week to discuss issues in education. The discussions last for an hour and are determined by … Continue reading

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