Jessica Kulbago-Onevelo

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Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

What is language? What is beauty? Who gets to decide?<p>Philosophers have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they've generated a pile of long (and often tortured) books in their efforts to answer them.<p>But for Tom Wartenberg, some of the best books about philosophy are much shorter and a …

Kids

Interactive Writing in the Middle Grades

Interactive writing can help teachers to differentiate and integrate. In "Interactive Writing Across Grades" Kate Roth and Joan Dabrowski detail …

Why reading should be a compulsory subject in school

Let's make reading a compulsory subject in our primary and secondary schools. In fact, let's make it examinable too.<p>This idea might seem hare-brained …

Teachers' Choices Reading List

<b>Want to get involved? We are looking for Team Leaders for our Choices programs.</b> We consider numerous factors in selection, such as geographical …

Leadership

Response: Reading Digitally vs. Reading Paper

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>This week's question is:<p><i>Which is better for students -- reading paper or reading digitally?</i><p>We were all …

Teachers Around The Country Get Creative To Improve Student Literacy

Children at Scripps Ranch KinderCare in San Diego play in their classroom on October 1, 2013 in San Diego, CA. (Robert Benson/Getty Images for …

Why Reading Is the Foundation of Good Health

Reading is a skill most of us take for granted. When you see the front page of a newspaper or pull up your favorite health site, you probably don't even think about the fact that you're reading the words on the page. You just do it. But that ability doesn't come naturally. Reading is a skill built …

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

Yesterday was _____.<br>Today is _____.<br>Tomorrow will be _____.<p>Does dressing a teddy bear for the weather each day make optimal use of instructional time? …