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5 Ways I Engage Middle and High School Readers by Offering More Student Choice. I’m a big proponent of student choice in the classroom.

5 Ways I Engage Middle and High School Readers by Offering More Student Choice

I Let My 7th Graders Design My Curriculum, and They're Pretty Good at It - WeAreTeachers. Here’s the thing about school when you’re a teenager: It’s not that fun.

I Let My 7th Graders Design My Curriculum, and They're Pretty Good at It - WeAreTeachers

There are a lot of wonderful things that happen during middle and high school, but they rarely happen in a classroom setting. Even when classes are super-interactive and you get to play Jeopardy before tests and the teacher gives out candy, you’re still trapped in someone else’s plan for your day. World History Writing Resources. Toward Disciplinary Writing in History: Preparing the Next Generation. Introduction When 17-year-old Joanna confronted this essay prompt, "Evaluate the following statement—'The explosion of the U.S.S.

Toward Disciplinary Writing in History: Preparing the Next Generation

Maine caused the United States to invade Cuba in 1898'," she responded with: "The Spanish American War was a good thing, we got Cuba as a territory, we showed everyone that we are not pushovers, and we showed that we are a dominating force in the world…. "1 Do your students use writing opportunities to share their personal opinions, as Joanna did, or report information? If so, you are not alone. Studies of college history students affirm that when asked to write, they most often list information or share their ideas, rather than analyze evidence or create their own arguments.2 Writing summaries and unfounded diatribes are standard practice for novice history students. Why? Writing historically poses particular challenges to students who enter our classrooms with weak literacy skills. Philofaxy: Weekly Planner Excerpts - Good for student organizational skill development. This work by Philofaxy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Philofaxy: Weekly Planner Excerpts - Good for student organizational skill development.

Please download, adapt, use, share, but do not charge or use commercially. If you have a Filofax organiser, you probably have diary pages – probably ones made by Filofax. If you’re happy with those pages, great. If you’d like to try something different, read on. Center for College Readiness. The AP program is the national standard for academic rigor and college readiness, providing high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting.

Center for College Readiness

AP courses provide the level of rigor that best prepares students for post-secondary success. Research demonstrating that AP courses increase students’ college readiness and completion is incontrovertible. The success of the AP program is due, in part, to the academic rigor of Pre-AP and AP courses. Experimental research studies have proven that participation in the AP program is significantly correlated with college readiness. AP and College Outcomes. Urban-Education Programs Prepare Teachers to Confront Racism - The Atlantic. After a rash of police killings last summer, H.

Urban-Education Programs Prepare Teachers to Confront Racism - The Atlantic

Richard Milner, a professor of urban education at the University of Pittsburgh, set out to answer a question that had been gnawing at him for some time. As a noted expert on race in education, he frequently received calls from journalists seeking comment on how to help teachers talk about race in the classroom, typically following the fatal police shooting of a black victim. And he always thought the questioning was misguided and inadequate. “Rather than asking me how to help teachers … we should be asking teachers if they believe race is salient … something [they] should be interrogating and thinking about [in the classroom].” Create & Find Free Multimedia Lessons.

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Create & Find Free Multimedia Lessons

Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Combine digital content and your files to create a lesson Tes resources YouTube Links PDFs PowerPoint Word Doc Images Dropbox Google Drive Tes Teach quick start resources. Instructional Strategies List July 2015.

A Critical Analysis of Ruby Payne's Claims about Poverty. The e-Journal of Learning and Teaching. AHA History Tuning Project: History Discipline Core. AHA History Tuning Project: History Discipline Core The following document represents the AHA Tuning Project’s effort to describe the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that students develop in history courses and degree programs.

AHA History Tuning Project: History Discipline Core

We have revised it since the first version was offered last fall. We articulate the ways history supports an educated workforce and citizenry and demonstrate that its value goes far beyond narrow professional training. Because we believe that any discussion of teaching and learning history must be faculty-driven, we have used the expertise of history faculty from nearly 70 different institutions to draft, debate, and revise our ideas. Grounded in the excellent work already done by the AHA and scholars of teaching and learning, we developed this set of core competencies and examples of specific ways students might demonstrate their competence.

—Anne Hyde (Colorado Coll.), member of the AHA Teaching Division September 2013. The 'Maker' Movement Is Coming to K-12: Can Schools Get It Right? Published Online: June 6, 2016 Published in Print: June 9, 2016, as Maker Momentum.

The 'Maker' Movement Is Coming to K-12: Can Schools Get It Right?

Geography Education. Four Steps to Choosing a College Major. Dropping out of Sam Houston State University after sophomore year, he took a job on an oil rig.

Four Steps to Choosing a College Major

He used his savings to buy equipment and take film classes at a community college. The auteur of “Boyhood” indeed defied the expectations of people at home. 2. Forget passion; follow an interest. Photo Most advice about majors includes the admonition “Follow your passion.” Rethinking Schools.