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Getting to Know My Students as Readers

“I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”<p>-Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>The first month of …

Build Interest and Motivation With Online Reviews

Unlike traditional book reports that are often written only for the teacher as an audience, online book reviews offer students an engaging way to …

Becoming a Classroom of Readers - Educational Leadership

"Well," I tell her, "scientists' study of infectious diseases like yellow fever has occurred over time, and years ago, we didn't know what caused …

Books

Supporting Students As They Read Independently

Assemble a classroom library. Include multicultural books of various genres and reading levels. Organize and label the books to match the ways in …

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Making Connections to Motivate Student Learning

• How does connecting learning to students' interests help to motivate students?<br>• Why is making connections for students important for making learning …

Actively Engage Students Using Hands-on & Minds-on Instruction

Contrary to popular belief, “<b>active engagement</b>” involves more than “hands-on” instruction. Years ago, I discovered this when I realized that hands-on …

Teach teachers how to create magic

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and …

Motivation: The Key to Academic Success

As the new school year begins the most common problem that teachers and parents face is lack of student motivation. Motivation can either come from …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

Teaching