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Πρώιμη Παρέμβαση: Προλαμβάνοντας τις πιθανές Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και μια επακόλουθη σχολική αποτυχία

Read more ...  Τα τελευταία χρόνια έχει γίνει πολλή συζήτηση για τον έγκαιρο εντοπισμό των μαθησιακών δυσκολιών. Ο γενικός στόχος μιας τέτοιας συζήτησης είναι να καταφέρουμε να σχεδιάσουμε την παρέμβασή μας την κατάλληλη στιγμή. Έτσι θα προλάβουμε τη διόγκωση των δυσκολιών στο παιδί, αλλά και τη συσσώρευση αρνητικών εμπειριών στο σχολείο. Τα τελευταία χρόνια...

How To Handle Students Who Make Classmates Laugh

Read more ...So you have this student, or maybe several, who during instructional time try to make their classmates laugh. Sometimes it’s just a look or whispered comment, but it can be a major disruption. It can also be hard to know how to handle.   Should you hold all students who laugh accountable or just the student who started it? Also, if...

How to select the right exams for your students

Read more ...    It is the usual headache at the beginning of every academic year. Parents and students alike keep bombarding us with questions about which certificate (not diploma as they tend to call it) is the best and which exams are the most suitable. All this persistence reveals is their agony for their future and the pursuit of a qualification that...

What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

Read more ...  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE QUICK AND DIRTY • The turkey bird gets its name from the country. • To talk turkey means to speak plainly. • To go cold turkey means to stop a habit abruptly. • To call someone a turkey is an...

Teaching to the test

Read more ...  Standardized tests are primarily associated with large-scale tests administered to large populations of students. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions, or a selection of questions from common bank of questions, in the same way, and that is scored in a “standard” or...

To Qualify the Quantity or to Quantify the Quality?

Read more ...  It is truly fascinating how people’s remarkable lives influence the way one may think about almost everything. I had this feeling when I completed Dr Henry Marsh’s book: Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014). In the book Dr Marsh confesses that it took him about 20 years to lead a brain surgery and...
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