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Entries from 16 November 2009

Ruminations on the nature of understanding

16 November 2009 by philhart · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

With Thanks To … My thanks go to Mary-Kay Goindi (twitter: @MaryKayG) and Tom Whitby (Ning: http://edupln.ning.com , twitter : @tomwhitby) for prompting this post. The exchange of tweets that led to this post is: MaryKayG: “Teaching should be about uncovering rather than covering so that the outcome is learning rather than remembering.” 12-Nov-2009, 20:12 […]

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ESL and a Monolingual Arabic Class

12 November 2009 by philhart · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Motive My motive for this post is to share with other ESL teachers what I learned from teaching a group of Arabic-speaking learners. Classroom Observations Work with the monolingual group experienced all the usual risks and benefits of them being monolingual. I won’t bore you with repeating the details, as I expect that you are […]

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Effective Teaching?

10 November 2009 by philhart · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

With Thanks To … My thanks go to Mark Weston (web site: http://www.linkedin.com/in/westonmark, twitter @ShiftParadigm) for prompting this post. His original tweet was “RT@djmath Teaching is not rocket science. It is…far more complex, demanding work than rocket sci. Richard Elmore, Harvard via @kdwashburn“, and it made me ponder my own practice as a teacher. He […]

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Micro Learning in the Age of Web 2.0

9 November 2009 by philhart · No Comments · Uncategorized

Introduction This post is a personal reflection on the way that learning seems to have changed since I was a child, and focuses on the impact that Web 2.0 has had on the way I learn. Schooling, Old Style As a child, my school experiences were typical of the time. I see today’s children also […]

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