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Using Music And Rhythm To Develop Grammar. CAST Professional Learning udl top 10 learning goals. 12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom. MTO 21.4: Parsons, Dyslexia and Post-Secondary Aural Skills Instruction. Fairness isn’t making sure everyone gets the same thing.

MTO 21.4: Parsons, Dyslexia and Post-Secondary Aural Skills Instruction

Fairness is making sure everyone gets what they need. – Special educator Richard Lavoie (1989) 1. To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation. Listen to this post as a podcast: If no one has ever encouraged, pushed, or insisted that you build more higher-order thinking into your students’ learning, it’s possible you’ve been teaching in a cave.

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We’re even evaluated on whether we’re cultivating it in our classrooms: Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, a widely used instrument to measure teacher effectiveness, describes a distinguished teacher as one whose “lesson activities require high-level student thinking” (Domain 3, Component 3c). Primary & Secondary Dyslexia. Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet in dance Like Hamlet, the history of Romeo and Juliet makes for an interesting study of how artistic inspiration is not exclusive to one genre, but is informed by all fields - and how Shakespeare is often a reference point from which this branching out into visual art, music and dance occurs.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet did not become a part of the standard repertory of dance companies until Serge Prokofiev composed his score around 1935. Six of the best: pieces of classical music inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. 23 April 2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of England’s most famous playwright.

Six of the best: pieces of classical music inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

We take a look at six settings of his most famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Galina Ulanova and Yury Zhdanov in Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet 1. What If We Taught Argument in Every Class?Cult of Pedagogy. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links; if you purchase from Amazon after going through these links, Cult of Pedagogy receives a small commission at no extra cost to you.

What If We Taught Argument in Every Class?Cult of Pedagogy

Sometimes when scrolling through Facebook, I click on an article that looks interesting. And sometimes I keep scrolling past the article into the comments. Why? Why would I torture myself like this? It’s like a compulsion, I can’t look away. Lyrics - 1,000+ ELT Videos. The Best Music Websites For Learning English. Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas.

The Best Music Websites For Learning English

I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. My students have certainly found them helpful. Music is a familiar, fun, and engaging tool to use in learning a second language. This list includes sites that have music to listen to, activities for students to do, and ways for them to create their own. This is latest of my “The Best…” series, also known as Websites Of The Year. You might also be interested in an interview I did about using music in the ESL/EFL classroom. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language. Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get!

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language

Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Epic! - Books for Kids. Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Congratulations to the 2017 award winners!

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

2017 Winner Some Writer! : The Story of E.B. Literacy and the arts lesson ideas. Collins Writing Program Introduction. What Makes the Collins Writing Program Unique?

Collins Writing Program Introduction

"Writing is Thinking on Paper" The Collins Writing Program is designed to improve students' thinking and writing skills simultaneously. Core 6: Write to Learn. Tell it sell it strategy. How to Assess an Arts Integration Lesson. One of the many things I hear from teachers about attempting an Arts Integration lesson is “how and why should I assess the arts piece”?

How to Assess an Arts Integration Lesson

This is such a valid concern because many classroom teachers have never had any formal training in an artform, nor were they ever taught the pedagogy of teaching the arts in their educational programs. This is something that needs to be provided during teacher education programs, but until that time comes, many teachers are uncomfortable “grading” an Arts Integration lesson product. First off, let’s just start with good teaching practice: If you teach it, you assess it. GUIDE TO ARTS INTEGRATION CONNECTIONS. Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment. Every new school year breathes new life into my professional career. After a summer of relaxation and self-directed professional development (which is the most important type of PD), I’m ready to return to my classroom to help students discover and refine new skills.

While that may be the case again this year, I also find myself becoming increasingly unsettled as my career progresses. My uneasiness is a culmination of years of reflection on my classroom mission. Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals — Top Achievement. Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. Song Lyrics & Knowledge. Flush with Funding, Flocabulary Will Let Students Write Their Own Rhymes. When y=mx+b, b is the y-intercept, you’ll see.

M is the slope, the rise over run. They’ll wait until we stop, but that day will never come. That’s a line from “ Linear Equations,” from Flocabulary, a New York City-based startup that makes catchy educational hip-hop videos. Soon, students may be able to write their own hot verses as they practice Cartesian coordinates: Flocabulary is adding composition features.

Exercises. Exercises If you act like an idea person, you will become one. It is the intention and going through the motions that count. If you want to become an artist and paint a picture every day, you will become one. You may not become another Van Gogh, but you will become more of an artist than someone who has never gone through the motions. These exercises are designed to help you go through the motions of being a creative thinker. Library of Exercises. Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker. Assessment selector tool. Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers. Welcome to your first year of teaching. This year will test you more intensely than just about anything you’ve done up to now. It will deplete all your energy, bring you to tears, and make you question every talent or skill you thought you had.

But all these tests, if you approach them the right way, will leave you better and stronger than you are today. Advice is available everywhere you look, and some of it is very good. Still, with everything you have to do right now, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it all. Surround yourself with good people. What Advice Would You Give a Student Teacher?

This week, I got an email from someone who is just about to start student teaching. Feeling anxious about the semester ahead, she asked if I had any advice. STEAM Integration Unit: Joyful Noise Poems for 2 Voices. Music and poetry have a natural connection, and they are explored together in the brand new unit, Joyful Noise. In this unit, students are challenged in the area of reading fluency. CREATING AN ARTS INTEGRATION LESSON. Effective Lesson Planning for the Secondary Choral Director - National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Motivation - Thoughts on Arting. Curriculum Mapping: Forming Essential Questions for Elementary Music Class - Music & Technology -MusTech.NetMusic & Technology -MusTech.Net. This week, I started updating my curriculum maps because 1) it was time, 2) the curriculum format had changed, and 3) the standards had recently changed in the past two years. The newest item in the mapping program was to add essential questions to each unit.

Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories. Quest lets you make interactive story games. Text adventure games like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. Text-Based Games. Educator Innovator. Arts integration and steam toolkit. Peer Editing. At this time in the school year, I find that my students and I need to regroup and discuss the role of a peer editor in writing workshop. My students have made a lot of progress with peer editing, however, we need to regroup and talk about what is going well and what can be improved. This helps recharge and refresh everyone’s understanding of peer editing. Dichotomous Rubrics - From LtoJ Consulting Group. Six Traits Writing 5 Point Dichotomous Rubric Plus Graphs.

Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:Six Steps to Better Vocabulary Instruction. Six_step. Vocabulary Marzano Steps Descriptors. Which words to teach. Academic Vocabulary PowerPoint. Academic Vocabulary and the Arts. This week, let’s start with an experiment: Take a look at this artwork by William H. Johnson. Imagine yourself as a student who has just experienced a study of William H. The Ultimate Common Core and Arts Resource-Education Closet. 300 teachers, 55 curricula and 1 school. For two weeks this summer, I have been helping to coordinate the Curriculum Innovation Writing Academy with Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Arts literacy common vocabulary k5. Sight-Reading with your Middle Level Ensemble? Take a New Look at a Word Wall. - National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Vocabulary Activities, Vocabulary Games and Vocabulary Ideas. ♫ We ❤ Music @ HSES! ♫ 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools. Search Lesson Plans. Video: Using Anchor Charts in the Classroom. What Are Anchor Charts? 'Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary' Book Excerpt. Self-Study English Grammar Quizzes (ESL, EFL) Story Starters: Multi-Genre Writing Prompts for Kids. Neural Pathways and Primary Music Education. Steps in Developing a Rubric. SIOP - Resources. Ohio English Language Arts. ELA-Standards.pdf. Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College. Frayer Model. The Vermont Writing Collaborative: Writing for Understanding. Section4_BasicSkills.pdf.

Adapt ELL Lessons in 3 Simple Steps. Professional Development: Introduction to Literacy Shifts in Content Areas. News » Researchers explore links between grammar, rhythm. Twenty-Six different ways to do Gapfills / Cloze tasks. Bloom’s Taxonomy. Fun with Blooms Taxonomy and Blended Learning. Remind. Plickers - Clickers, Simplified. ClassDojo. Login. Poll Everywhere Log In. The Re-Imagined Arts Standards presented by The National Association for Music Education. Standards explanation for nafme members. Ohio Fine Arts Model Curriculum. National Core Arts Standards.

NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS. Standards. Core-Music-Standards-Glossary.pdf. Core-Music-Standards-EUs-EQs-Definitions.pdf. National Core Arts Standards. Framework%2005%2022-14.pdf. National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. NCCAS - National Core Arts Standards Launch. Arts and the Common Core. Close Reading Protocol. Introducing Close Reading. Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards. Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy. Contents of the Draft Grade- and Subject-Specific Performance Level Descriptors: ELA/Literacy.