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50+ amazing resources for listening to (and learning!) Spanish

I’ve said before that listening is one of my biggest challenges when learning a language. My Speak from Day One approach to learning langauges, means …

Language Learning

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

<b>25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area</b><p>Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds …

23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary

<i>Use magic to teach and learn academic language in my new NY Times post that includes a student interactive and teaching ideas.</i><p><i>Enriching Academic</i> …

Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Two Approaches, Many Possibilities<p>In a differentiated classroom, children are working in groups based on level, interest or learning style. Teachers …

Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate

I often visit classrooms where I see teachers employ lots of Q+A. Asking questions and calling on raised hands is one way to check for understanding. …

Teaching

Back to School: Differentiation for All Students

Tried-and-True Tactics<p>I would like to introduce you to the idea of automatic differentiation. It is impossible for a single teacher to provide 35 …

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

So how do we help kids become better listeners? Check out these tactics for encouraging a deeper level of listening that also include student …

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Leading for Deeper Learning: 10 Proven Strategies - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, deeper learning, edleaders, NGLC, PBL

Over the summer we interviewed two dozen school and network leaders producing strong academic results and developing powerful young people. …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury when running long.

Chile marks 40th anniversary of General Pinochet's coup

On Wednesday it will be 40 years since Chilean Air Force jets bombed the presidential palace in Santiago, in a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.<p>Under the dictatorship more than 3,000 political opponents were killed, while thousands more were tortured or disappeared.<p>Ignacio de los Reyes …

Scaffolds for Learning: The Key to Guided Instruction

But Vygotsky did not use the term <i>scaffold</i> or <i>scaffolding</i>. The term <i>scaffold</i>, as applied to learning situations, comes from Wood, Bruner, and Ross …

Pedagogy

Five Tips for Getting the ESL Student Talking

1. Build Fluency<p>The most important thing to remember is that your students need to be speaking English as much as possible. The more they practice, …

Teaching

Bell Ringer Exercises

Journaling<p>Education <i>über</i>-blogger Vicki Davis writes 20 things she is thankful for in a joy journal, citing research studies indicating that this …