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6 Stage Plot Structure For Successful Storytelling

Michael Hauge has created a formula around the five turning points and six stages you need to write a good story. Eduardo L. Lozano created this …

Creative Writing

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's</i> …

How to cultivate winning writing habits

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

A Podcast And Professional Development On Blogging With Students

I recently sat down with Terry Heick from TeachThought.com to chat about a whole host of topics, including global warming, data privacy, ePortfolios, …

Education Policy

“The forces that are driving inequality are pretty powerful right now”: Paul Tough talks race, poverty and how we really fix our schools

The brilliant education thinker explains why so much of what we’re doing to low-income kids in school is wrong<p><b>Salon: Your new book "Helping Children Learn" is subtitled "What Works and Why." But if I may, I’d like to suggest a different subtitle: "Just About Everything We’re Doing to Low-Income</b> …

Self-improvement

How to create digital learning portfolios in the classroom

It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are. At the Dreamyard Project, a collaboration between the …

How to Integrate Google Apps with the Rigor Relevance Framework

By Eric Sheninger, Weston KieschnickWithout strategic implementation, technologies such as Google Apps for Education are nothing but distractions.

Google Apps for Education

Critical Thinking & Textual Analysis: an example

<i>This is an example that accompanies my Edutopia blog post,</i> Teaching Literary Analysis<i>. Remember that the questions posed and the answers provided</i> …

Teaching Students to Craft Engaging Introductory Paragraphs

Early in their educational careers, students are taught to write introductory paragraphs that start by them introducing themselves and then merely …

Why I struggle with learning objectives and success criteria

A strenuous soul hates cheap success.Ralph Waldo EmersonBroadly, I’m in favour of sharing with students the intention behind what they are being …

Pedagogy

The case for restoring creativity in our schools

If education is failing kids, do you think the solution is:<p><b>A</b>. Higher standards, achieved by more competition and testing; or<b>B</b>. A wholesale redefinition of education<p>Sir Ken Robinson believes it’s the latter. He said as much in this 2006 Ted talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” which has been viewed …

Education