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The Importance of Differentiated Instruction to Different Learners

By Blerta- Matina Tartari   “What we can do is to ensure that no matter who you are, no matter what your background, no matter your level of income, you can get to a level of accomplishment that will allow you to live a life that matches your goals and aspirations, and I think if we could do that, that would be really great.”  (Professor P. David...

What makes a lesson challenging and practical teaching hints

By Valia Georgilaki, Teacher of English, Doukas Primary School Are we ‘anaesthetizing’ students? A long term study in the USA, which was published recently and 1500 kindergarten children were tested, showed that 98% scored genius in creative thinking, i.e. their ability to generate ideas spontaneously. These children were tested every 5 years after...

Do we Create a Culture of Excellence?

In the past two decades there has been a temptation to simply try to get through formal and foreign language education unscathed, to focus on the language exams success data and get the best possible place in the local market. But this short-term outlook is a barrier to genuine improvement of the human resources we have in our country. In formal...

How to Better Prepare for your Exams

Speak Out Loud To Learn And Remember A Language Communicating verbally is a crucial part of learning a foreign language but studying any important information by speaking out loud helps you remember better than silent reading. Tests have shown that reading words aloud led to remembering 77% of them correctly, and was more effective than reading them in...

UK government guarantees EU students’ tuition fees after Brexit

    Key stakeholders and education groups have welcomed the UK government’s announcement that EU students attending universities in England will continue to pay the same fees as home students in the first intake after Brexit.  But there has been no decision on how EU students in the UK will be treated in the long-term. In a statement, UK Education...

A Tribute to a Great Leader

  The importance of spotting: Some people are good at generating ideas. Others collect them. I am a collector myself. I walk around with a ‘mental notepad’ and I make notes of everything interesting I see; I call these mental notes ‘discoveries’. They can be almost anything - perhaps an idea that I had not thought of; or a different way of looking at...

Implementing Differentiated Instruction: READING - ‘COMICS’ & ‘FISHBOWL’

Everything started with four short reading passages in a B2 level Student’s book which I am working on this year. The topic of the short texts was ‘Globalisation’ and my 13-year-old students in their first year of junior high school, did not really know what the term ‘Globalisation’ means and some mistaken views of it were heard in class. So, I realized...

Εκδήλωση-National Round Table με τίτλο “Immigrant and Refugee students in Greece: Needs, priorities and next steps”

  Το Ελληνικό Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο, σε συνεργασία με το Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, εταίροι του ευρωπαϊκού προγράμματος Erasmus+ SIRIOUS, διοργανώνει εκδήλωση-National Round Table με τίτλο “Immigrant and Refugee students in Greece: Needs, priorities and next steps”. Η εκδήλωση θα γίνει στις  21 Ιουνίου 2018, στις 08:45 στον...