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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 …

Teaching

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 …

Psychology

Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students

I'm not an expert when it comes to identifying trauma in students, but I've spent enough time in classrooms to recognize stress- and trauma-related …

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 …

The Brain

How To Reach–And Change–Your Students

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

Lesson plans

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

When instructors engage learners, develop ability and understanding, and amplify students' identities, we call them "transformational teachers" -- …

Teaching That Makes Sense Reviews

Description<p>Classroom-proven teaching tools for all grade levels. Absolutely free!<p>Pricing<p>Plan<p>Price<p>Details<p>Teaching That Makes Sense<p>Free<p>All materials …

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> …

Education Technology

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" …

Language Learning

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Creating Social Media Guidelines<p>Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital …

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

<i>Author's Note: Thanks to Joe Manko, Liberty Elementary School principal, for inspiring this blog post during an impromptu edcamp at #SXSWEdu this</i> …

This Florida Skunk Ape Photo Is Going Viral!

The bigfoot world is buzzing with the release of the first major photo of 2015. John Rodriguez, a 66-year-old fisherman from Florida, claims to have …