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Judi Dench: Bad teaching put me off Shakespeare play for life

Dame Judi Dench argues there is still too much 'fear and prejudice' about Shakespeare thanks to bad teaching<p>There is too much "fear and prejudice" around the works of Shakespeare, Dame Judi Dench has said, as she suggests bad teaching or acting can put people off the Bard for life.<p>Dame Judi, one of …

Judi Dench

7 Strategies for Helping Students with Organizational Problems

You’re teaching a lesson on math, and you see Johnny shuffling through his enormous trapper keeper still. Not only can’t he find his pencil, but he …

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The Things I Did That Stopped A Love of Reading

I have always had good intentions, my heart and mind has always been in the right place whenever I have done anything “to” my students. I don’t think …

5 Peer Conferencing Strategies That Actually Work

<b>Neon Revision</b><p>Many kids don’t know what or where to mark when reading another student’s work. Neon revision is an approach that can really help. …

Bulletin Boards We Love

Comprehensive, Engaging Vocabulary Building

Membean displays remarkable intuition about the way people learn and remember words. It may be the only vocabulary tool that has so effectively …

Small Ideas for Better Readers Workshop

image from icanread<p>I have been discussing reading and writing almost every day these past few weeks preparing for my new job as a 7th grade English …

Being a Better Online Reader

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: …

Learning

50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think

contributed by <b>Lisa Chesser</b><p>Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked …

Flipping English Classrooms: Grammar Instruction

Flipping has not come easily for me. I had to make sure it was going to fit my teaching situation. As a language arts teacher, I had to figure out …

15 Best Google Drive Add

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do …

Ireland

“Quill” Could Be A Very Useful Tool For Reinforcing Grammar Concepts

Thanks to Richard Byrne, I recently learned about Quill.<p>It provides well-done interactive exercises to reinforce grammar exercises and the real …

Creating Found Poems

Common Core State Standards<p>ELA<p>English Language Arts<p>RL<p>Reading Standards for Literature 6-12<p>9-10<p>9th & 10th Grades<p>2<p><b>Determine a theme or central idea of</b> …

Show Me What You're Thinking... Okay. Done.

Today, I presented at the <b>2014 CITE</b> <b>Conference at Upper Canada College in To</b><b>ronto</b>. The participants in the two workshops were fantastic and UCC did a …

The 6 Note Taking Skills Every Student Should Master

April 22, 2014<br>In a fast-paced world where information travels at the speed of light, note taking skills can make all the difference between effective …

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday: 50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare. Your plays are still the pinnacle, your poetry among the finest and many phrases you coined are still in …

William Shakespeare

Augmented Reality that’s “Real” and Focused on Learning | Silvia Tolisano

<b>Step 1:</b> Take a picture of the real object for your Trigger Image<p>Tip:<p>If the trigger image is not detailed enough it will generate an error.<br>• Crop the …

Tips for "Meet the Teacher" Night

• <b>Arrive to the event punctually</b> – Things happen at home, getting a babysitter isn’t easy, and one of the best things parents are good at is being …

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How do you do? on Twitter: "The day English teachers retire... :) #elt #tesl #tefl #engchat http://t.co/mN2YRrfRIV"

RT @mrjoshflores: “@Grammarly: Retweet if this has happened to you! #socialmedia #problems http://t.co/LfnC8PzHgQ” #ELAOK #Engchat

42 Dr Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life

Dr Seuss quotes hold a special place in my heart because they remind me of the stories I read as a little girl.<p>"The Cat in the Hat" by Dr Seuss was …

Dr. Seuss

8 Things Star Wars Can Teach Us About Writing

We recently featured a guest post by Thomas Smith on the “4 Things Star Trek Can Teach Us About Writing.” Nothing against Star Trek, but as a Star …