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Sugata Mitra: The Man Behind Hole-in-the-Wall

Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He was given the One Million dollar TED Prize in 2013 in recognition of his work and to help build a School in the Cloud, a creative online space where…

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Tough Young Teachers: Episode-1

In this BBC Documentary, Oxford graduate Charles is teaching at the Archbishop Lanfranc School in Croydon, a rundown and overcrowded comprehensive. Charles faces a huge workload of 500 students a week to teach, some of whom have only just arrived in the country and cannot speak English. Oliver is on…

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Strategies for Teaching Reading: Part-1

These ELT Teacher Training Videos from Oxford University Press India aim to address significant and common issues in day-to-day classroom teacher-student interaction. About the video: This video enumerates the strategy of silent reading instead of reading aloud, a common practice in classrooms.

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Number Series

Series of games to test how good you are with numbers.

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How Good is Your Mathematical Sense of Humour?

Several writers on The Simpsons have advanced degrees in mathematics in addition to their unparalleled sense of humour. Can you match their combination of nerdiness and comic skills?

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Building Students’ Thinking Skills with a Morning Announcement Routine

We knew from test results and our own observations that we needed to focus school-wide on building critical thinking skills. As principal, I wanted to play an active role in that effort. I wanted to model excitement for critical thinking that would be contagious. But how could I engage all…

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Freedom Writers

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. Stars: Hilary Swank.

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What are the Qualities of a Good Teacher?

Studies show that effective teaching is one of the most important factors to improve student learning. The Alliance’s work during the 2010 year has centered on teacher quality, because we believe that every student in every school deserves a strong teacher.

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What if You Never had a Teacher

61 million children are not in primary school. The biggest thing we can do to give them their right to education is make sure they have access to a trained teacher. To do this, we need 1.7 million more teachers — 1 million more in Africa alone.

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How Good Are Your Leadership Skills?

You can find people in leadership roles almost everywhere you look. However, simply having the responsibilities of a leader doesn’t necessarily make a person an effective leader. This is a shame because, with a little study, humility and hard work, all of us can learn to lead effectively.

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