I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue
Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue
"Um... I'm not sure that the insults/"redneck" language chunk cloud has much value for English language learners, but that's not the most egregious chunk/phrase on the page. In the top one, "Saying you don't like…"
"I can't get to the lyrics sheet... I'm a supporter, and I'm signed in, but I can't figure out how to get through to the resource. It just takes me to a generic "thanks for your support" page...
I love this song, and…"
"That Key Maba is tricky... I couldn't get many of them (and if I did, it was usually when the pot was down to a measly 200 points). But a good way to see how compound words are formed.
I also made it through The Tipping Point... too bad it…"
"Thanks for the great list! I ought to print it and put it up at my desk, both for ideas and to inspire me to make sure I'm not "cluttering up" my teaching to much with unnecessary, distracting elements!"
"Oh, Dogme... I'm intrigued by the philosophy and I'm excited about the student-focused methodology, student-generated content, and minimal resources-style activities. However, I'm turned off by the strict ideological requirements. It…"
"Yeah, I hadn't thought of the implications of this philosophy to teaching L1 reading to slow readers. I haven't taken the Reading AQ, but the course director for my Junior ABQ gave a good summary of the sorts of problems slow readers can…"
"I love figuring out and learning about ways to get students to create the content that they'll use for study/activation/review. It's also good for situations where the teacher has minimal resources, and so tapping into students' prior…"
"Well said. I think it comes down to what one of my Education professors talked about as the tension between structure and agency. Schooling is a structure that resists change, yet we have the agency to create interventions that can reach out to…"
"Thanks for the link to the great resources! Graphic organizers are great-- especially for those students who need to organize information visually/spatially. They can make even the scariest-looking reading or project very manageable."
"I loved the quiz video! I especially liked all of the old, obsolete technology-- stuff, of course, that at the time would have been high-tech (the giant camcorder, the old computer...). Thanks for sharing!"
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