Sasha DaCosta

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Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Why sex and love don’t belong in the same bed

There’s never anything profound about erotic contact. Sex is purely a hormonal act, whereas love, as expressed in a hug, brings true intimacy<p>Sex sells, they say, and I’m as guilty as anyone of finding headlines such as “How to keep the sex alive in your marriage” irresistible. I pore over these …

Relationships

This Is the Easiest Way to Diffuse an Argument, According to Psychologists

It's when we're in the middle of an argument that we're least likely to turn to problem-solving strategies—seeking compromise, taking the other …

Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students

When their students act out, I propose the novice teachers do the following: <i>Get curious, not furious.</i> Let's explore what that means. Rather than a …

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary

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Vocabulary

Understanding Phonics

As an educator, you have probably already heard of phonics. But chances are that no one has ever sat down with you to explain exactly what phonics …

Phonological Awareness: Instructional and Assessment Guidelines | LD Topics

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>Ahlberg, J., & Ahlberg, A. (1979). Each peach pear plum. New York: Viking …

The 10 Biggest Breakthroughs in the Science of Learning

Greater understanding of our brain’s functioning, abilities, and limitations allows us to constantly improve our teaching skills and the productivity …

How To Reach–And Change–Your Students

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30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention

Storytelling has been around as long as humankind. It is one of the most effective ways to communicate an important truth to another person. It is a …

Lesson plans

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

How to Plan Transformational Lessons<p>1. Know the Standards, Curriculum, Core Concepts, and Strategies<p>For decades, many educators let a textbook's …

Teaching That Makes Sense Reviews

FREE -- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Home Page

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)<p><b>FREE.ED.gov retired in June 2015.</b><p>Check out these sites to explore educational resources from …

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan

The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more.<p>Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to <b>integrate technology</b> …

23 Amazing Free Teacher Resources on PBS LearningMedia

We all know PBS—home of news, history videos, and PBS Kids shows—but you probably haven’t <i>really</i> explored PBS LearningMedia until you’ve seen all of …

Discrimination at School Harms Development of Young ELLs, Study Says

A Migration Policy Institute report finds that children of immigrants are more likely to form "positive connections with the larger U.S. society" …

Special Education

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Resources by Topic:<p>Creating Social Media Guidelines<p>Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, …

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

So I ask -- why can't we have both? Why can't we be connected virtually and face-to-face? What's stopping us from using Twitter to support and …