Excellent tools for writing.
Working side-by-side with parents is key to student success. This post from Edutopia explores what parents want in communication and how they want to receive it.
With so much discussion on the importance of personalized learning, the Flipped Classroom Concept continues to grow. This 3 minute news clip shows how this concept is helping change instruction in Illinois.
Facilitated instruction is a topic that is easy to discuss, but difficult to plan and implement. This infographic from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning shares 27 Ways Teachers can implement facilitated instruction.
The expectations for critically analyzing text has dramatically increased with the Common Core Standards. This graphic from teachthought shows 20 Reflective Questions to help students respond to text.
As educators, we often place the emphasis in reading on fluency, phonics, and word recognition. So many times we miss the importance of discussing what we read. This post from the Nerdy Book Club shares the importance of book conversations.
Hello, my name is Lindsey, and I am addicted to books. A few tell-tale signs of my addiction:
- When picking out items for my wardrobe, I ponder, “Could a book fit into that pocket?”
- The stacking of books on my nightstand makes it appear as if a perpetual game of Jenga is going on.
- Motion sickness is something I am willing to suffer so that I can indulge on a plane, train, or automobile. (Oh, and don’t put it past me to read while biking, skating, sailing, or riding a rollercoaster.)
- When my friends come to me for advice, I give them a book to read.
- My last interaction with a police officer didn’t go so well.
Mr. Officer: “Ma’am, I am pulling you over because you were texting while driving. I am sure you are aware it’s illegal to text while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.”
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The Common Core Standards take Vocabulary to the next level. Susan Oxnevad posted this excellent slide-show full of tools for teaching vocabulary.