Rachel Fehr

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Third-grader's math assignment reignites debate over Common Core standards

In the latest national debate over Common Core math standards, 5 x 3 = controversy.<p>A third-grader's homework assignment that went viral after it was posted online by a parent has reignited questions about Common Core thanks to a teacher's response to the student's answer to the question, "What's …

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

October , 2015<br>As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. …

Teaching

Free online content helps teachers meet Common Core demands

HALF MOON BAY – It seems an unlikely battlefront for a revolution – this two-story wooden house off a quiet side street in a small coastal town …

5 science-backed reasons to pick up a book and read

It’s often tempting to spend our free time surfing the Web, checking Facebook, or catching up on sports scores. But in our always-connected world, …

How a blended program can change Common Core math

One district looks at the changes a new blended math program for K-5 has broughtIn the past few years, the Common Core has significantly altered the …

Pedagogy

My Mother's 10 Tips For Parents To Encourage Their Children To Read

As a literacy advocate, my mom and former First Lady Barbara Bush recognizes the critical importance of building a strong reading foundation for all …

Adopt PARCC – and ignore the political noise

PARCC or MCAS?<p>Adopt PARCCThe Editorial Board Stick with MCASJim Stergios Math prompts panicJoanna Weiss<p>Massachusetts education officials are set to …

Books At Home Tied to Future Reading Skills

The reading environment in the homes of very young children is strongly linked to their reading progress once they begin school, according to a new …

Language Learning

Pregnant Joanna Gaines Must Already be Nesting: Posts Storage Tip for ‘Sentimental Moms’

This woman had a direct message for Islamic extremists right before throwing in her hat for Governor. Would you vote for her? Read more…<p>Whoever made …

5 Free Digital Resources For #ELL #ESL #TESOL Students & Those Learning a Foreign Language

<i>Hear more from Lisa Nielsen and dozens of other edtech experts at Tech & Learning Live @ NY on October 23.</i><p>I took four years of Spanish during my …

SmartPhrase.com Online Phrasebook

SmartPhrase Online Phrasebook<br>We have thousands of foreign phrases arranged by subject for seven major languages in a fully searchable online database.<p>…

Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Featuring Diane August, Margarita Calderón, and Fred Genesee discussing best practices for teaching English language learners.<p>For this webcast:<p>For …

Language Learning

ESL - Real English Videos & Lessons. Completely Free! Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School.

Antonio Da Silva writes:<p>This page is as addictive as facebook. I think its amazing.<p>Silvia writes:<p>Very useful lessons and exercises. There's no way …

Language Learning

14 Ways to Help Kids Learn Vocabulary in a New Language

What happens when your child comes home with homework in a foreign language of which you’re not fluent? What if they’ve got a list of vocabulary …

Language Learning

The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English

This was one of the trickiest “The Best…” list for me to compile. As I was going through my favorites, and all of the great suggestions others …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

Puzzle Worksheets | Games | Flashcards

ESL Puzzles - free puzzle games, printable worksheets, worksheets for esl, templates, ESL downloads, fun ESL grammar games and fun ESL vocabulary …

Language Learning

'It's time to take a hard look at how we teach reading'

We need to encourage children to love and read books if we’re to improve literacy levels, says teacher Nancie Atwell<p>According to UNESCO, one in three children in developing countries are still unable to read after five years in school. But it’s not only the developing world that has a reading …

6 of The Best Web Tools for Creating Educational Video Tutorials

Camtasia from TechSmith allows you to easily record your screen movements and actions and create step by step screencasts to share with …

For World Teachers' Day, A Look At What Classrooms Look Like Across The Globe

Every year on Oct. 5, UNESCO highlights the importance of teachers as they work tirelessly to educate the world. Here's a look at the classrooms they work in.<p>Nearly three years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen, Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-teen activist Malala Yousafzai urged world leaders …