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Teach in China

For anyone interested in teaching in China.Know before you go! We can tell  you about our first hand experience of all of the good things and the bad things. See More
Aug 28
andrew aker commented on andrew aker's group MineCraft Learning!
"Hey Oscar! Welcome to our educational Minecraft group!  This is presently a side project for us, so please exuse us if we take awhile to respond!    Are you using Minecraft in the classroom already?  Which subject(s)?  …"
Jun 27
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MineCraft Learning!

Calling all teachers, learners, gamers and nerds!Minecraft is like legos on the computer.  Actually, Minecraft is much more than that!  We've converted minecraft into an ESL teaching tool!   It's also an organization management learning tool!  It's also a math learning tool! It's an economics learning tool!  It's so much more!  Our teachers at our school here in China have been teaching with Minecraft for about a year now and we are finding that you can teach almost any subject with it!My…See More
Jun 27
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"Hey guys! Thanks for joining Teach in China!"
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Teach in China

For anyone interested in teaching in China.Know before you go! We can tell  you about our first hand experience of all of the good things and the bad things. See More
May 7
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May 4
andrew aker replied to Teresa Conley's discussion I need your voice! What do you believe about your own efficacy for influencing student learning while working under education sanctions?
"Hey Teresa! It makes perfect sense! Thanks for your wisdom and no, it's NOT cliche' at all! ( I think it's only when people mindlessly repeat something without truly understanding it that it becomes cliche'. ) In building our own…"
Apr 29
andrew aker replied to Teresa Conley's discussion I need your voice! What do you believe about your own efficacy for influencing student learning while working under education sanctions?
"  Yes, this can be a great thing for sure!      It' s not only our right as parents but our responsibility to support teachers and work together.   Here in China some of the parents are really deeply involved and…"
Apr 28
andrew aker replied to Teresa Conley's discussion I need your voice! What do you believe about your own efficacy for influencing student learning while working under education sanctions?
"Teresa, I guess this must have been researched already too but I know this is true about parents too.   What do you think?"
Apr 28
andrew aker replied to Norma Montalvan's discussion How can we encourage our students to become innovators?
"Hey!  Is blackboard a mobile app, or for desktop?"
Apr 28
andrew aker replied to Teresa Conley's discussion I need your voice! What do you believe about your own efficacy for influencing student learning while working under education sanctions?
"Spot on, Martin!"
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At 3:59pm on December 12, 2013, Ruth Herman Wells said…

No, we just train teachers and provide workshops, books and posters for them. See more at our site http://www.youthchg.com. Thanks.

At 7:38pm on May 3, 2012, Jessica Owens said…

Ni hao, Andrew! Hablo espanol, and I know more Japanese than Chinese. Always willing to learn though!

 
 
 

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