Adam Cooper

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why teach vocabulary?

Some students have experienced 30 million lesson words than others by the age of 3! Download our research base to discover why you should teach …

Bari Weiss says 'We're All Fascists Now' in new NYT column

NYT columnist Bari Weiss joins Morning Joe to discuss her new piece 'We're All Fascists Now,' about free speech and college campuses. Washington …

College & University

Recommended Reading for Adolescents: Fiction Series

thinkingreadingwritings<i>There are 377 books in the 41 series below – something for everyone!</i>One of the great pleasures of teaching is to connect …

The best books I’ve read this year

Here follows a list of the books that I’ve most enjoyed and which have most affected my thinking this year. I’ve presented them in alphabetical order …

Why men fight – and what it says about masculinity

I suspect there are plenty of men out there who feel what I do, writes <b>Scott Atkinson.</b> We know that fighting is dumb, but we still have the instinctive desire to do it<p>About a year ago, I was merging lanes on the highway during an hour-long trek to a job interview when, in my rearview mirror, I saw a …

So Generation Mute doesn’t like phone calls. Good. Who wants to talk, anyway? | Andy Dawson

With millennials increasingly preferring to message, it won’t be long before the call becomes a pursuit solely for cranks who like the sound of their own voice<p>In the opening scene of Channel 4’s brilliant new comedy-drama series The End of the F***ing World, lead character and latent rage vessel …

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

• The Bradys, clearly a happy family, live in an old house with squeaky floors.<p>Transitional phrases, accostives, some adverbs, and other interrupters …

HAME

<b><br>Welcome to SKOOSH!</b><p>Scots Hoose is prood tae publish ower 90 new poems, stories and plays in Scots by young Scottish writers.<p>Wi the support o Creative …

Scots dialects 'as good as a second language'

<b>Do you speak Dundonian? Have you sometimes felt the rest of Scotland doesn't understand you?</b><p>Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee have good news for you. Being fluent in both your dialect and standard English is as good as speaking two different languages.<p>That is when it comes to how your …

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This backpack can carry all of your things — and you

MOVPAK is an electric skateboard and a backpack all in one. The skateboard pops out from the bottom of the bag and pops back in after use. It can …

These 5 hacks can help you learn anything, according to a Stanford professor

Whether you are a student, a professional or an entrepreneur, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. But some people seem to be better learners …

Hacking

Memory not memories – teaching for long term learning

It seems like a life time ago but this time last week I should have been at ResearchEd, listening to great speakers and getting butterflies about my …

16 science fiction and fantasy books to read this September

Robots, magicians, and the making of Blade Runner<p>I took a short vacation to Maine recently, and ended up blowing through Deliliah S. Dawson’s new <i>Star Wars</i> novel <i>Phasma</i>. It’s one of a few recent books exploring the darker side of the franchise, along with <i>Battlefront II: Inferno Squad</i> and <i>Thrawn</i>. Given …

The many pitfalls of journalese

EVERY trade is also a tribe, and journalists are no exception. One way that tribes, from teens to programmers, signal membership of the group is …

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

How would I like my steak? Well, not on a shovel… | David Mitchell

A survey has revealed our supposed hatred of zany crockery. But it performs a useful social function<p>Slates have been getting a slating this week. Get it?! Slates? Getting slated? They can’t use that in the headline now – I’ve nabbed it. A lovely great big apposite yet unenjoyable pun. Stick that on …

Twitter / Account Suspended

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Social Justice and the End of Moral Certainty

From the perspective of ‘Social Justice Warriors’, resistance to their demands—no matter how respectable the speaker or moderate the tone—is further …

32 Puns and Jokes Only a True Grammar Nerd Will Get

Whether you’re an English teacher, reading specialist, or just a grammar nerd, we get you. Much of the WeAreTeachers staff are self-proclaimed …

New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere

Earlier this year I posted Here Are Two Activities I’ll Be Doing With My ELL Students The Day We Come Back From Break, which I included a lesson I …

Even tea drinking is cultural appropriation now. Oh mea cuppa…

But pop, art, literature and food are all better when they borrow from other cultures<p>On the street where I grew up there was an old man who was sweet, friendly… and racist. This was the 1980s: every street had one. Always draped in an overcoat, even when it was tarmac-meltingly hot, he’d march back …

In Defense of Cultural Appropriation

LONDON — It is just as well that I’m a writer, not an editor. Were I editing a newspaper or magazine, I might soon be out of a job. For this is an essay in defense of cultural appropriation.<p>In Canada last month, three editors lost their jobs after making such a defense.<p>The controversy began when …

How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself | Johnny Davis

The revival of Lego has been hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history, ousting Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand. Johnny Davis reports<p>From its founding in 1932 until 1998, Lego had never posted a loss. By 2003 it was in big trouble. Sales were down 30% year-on-year and it was …

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Katy Perry Is Very Sorry She Once Wore Her Hair in Cornrows

Katy Perry has made a public apology. She's been filmed making a mea culpa. She has confessed to having made "several mistakes" in recent years. So …

No Voice at VOX: Sense and Nonsense about Discussing IQ and Race

Sam Harris, a noted commentator, recently had a podcast discussion with Charles Murray about the reaction to the publication of <i>The Bell Curve</i> in …

Jeremy Corbyn says he wants British terrorists to return to UK and attacks the Government for stripping ISIS jihadis of their passports in Arab TV interview

JEREMY Corbyn’s security credentials were again cast into serious doubt after it emerged he wants to allow British jihadis to come home.<p>Just months …

Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

One of my popular – and most useful – “Best” lists is The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students. It’s certainly one that I consult …

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