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Reflections on and takeaways from WISE@Paris...
My children are in public school in France. Last week at WISE @ Paris I learned that "French students spend 2/3 of their time taking notes. 70% of students have not worked in a group until they are 15 years old." (Yann Algan, Sciences Po). This confirmed my own impressions, and added to my parental angst about how to prepare my children for an uncertain future. However, it wasn't all bad news. I didn’t go to the confernece specifically for the discussions on rethinking modern education delivery ...
The Teach tool – the start of a global collaborative to improve classroom observations?...
The Teach classroom observation tool – launched by the World Bank last week is a great initiative. Let’s collaborate to test and improve it. The World Bank launched the Teach classroom observation tool on January 31st 2019. (See image: Domains assessed by the Teach tool.) The materials supporting the tool are impressively comprehensive--a background paper, reliability and validity data, an instruction manual in 4 languages, training resources, videos, a guide to adaptation to different contexts ...