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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject. As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students.

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. 12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching. 12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching This Year Rachelle Dene Poth There are so many digital tools available today to promote student learning in the classroom.

12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching

The task is in figuring out what you need for your classroom. What could benefit your students the most? Over the past year, I took as many opportunities to learn as I could, spending time gathering information from reading books and blogs, staying active through social media in Twitter chats, Voxer groups, and by attending many conferences, both physically and virtually. Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news. Fake news is making news, and it’s a problem.

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news

Not only did a BuzzFeed data analysis find that viral stories falsely claiming that the Pope endorsed Donald Trump and that Hillary Clinton sold weapons to terrorists receive more Facebook attention than the most popular news stories from established news outlets, but a false story about child trafficking in a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant inspired a North Carolina man to drive 5 hours with a shotgun and other weapons to investigate. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.

Subjects Social studies, U.S. government, civics, journalism Estimated Time One 50-minute class Grade Level Introduction A recent study by Stanford University found an overwhelming majority of students were not able to tell the difference between so-called fake news and real news. Column: Most teens can't tell fake from real news. A general view of the exterior of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, U.S.

Column: Most teens can't tell fake from real news

Inside the Black Box 184495 7. 10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About. Visible Thinking. On Education: Log In. About die Lehrerin. This started off as being a blog about educational technology, inquiry learning, and education in general, but as the blog grew and changed, what inspires me to write is not necessarily something that happened in my classroom.

About die Lehrerin

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation. Helping Students Motivate Themselves. I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan. As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”).

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

Plus, you can find additional related lesson plans in my books. Today, I tried a new version with my IB Theory of Knowledge classes that went very well. The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset” Photo Credit: Antoine Gady via Compfight.

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

Can You Help Me Find TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset”? Students' View of Intelligence Can Help Grades. Education - Neurons and How they Work in the Human Brain. “Now I Know My Brain Is Growing When I Read Every Night” Reading Logs — Part Two (or “How Students Can Grow Their Brains”) A couple of days ago I wrote a post titled Do You Require “Reading Logs” For Homework?

Reading Logs — Part Two (or “How Students Can Grow Their Brains”)

It shared a link to another blog’s post where a mother spoke very strongly against that kind of homework, and I shared the very simple “logs” I have my students complete and my reasoning behind them. Youcangrowyourintelligence. What Makes a Great Teacher? - Amanda Ripley. On August 25, 2008, two little boys walked into public elementary schools in Southeast Washington, D.C.

What Makes a Great Teacher? - Amanda Ripley

Both boys were African American fifth-graders. The previous spring, both had tested below grade level in math. Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter. Yes, Your Opinion Can Be Wrong. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6 a.m. I have had so many conversations or email exchanges with students in the last few years wherein I anger them by indicating that simply saying, "This is my opinion" does not preclude a connected statement from being dead wrong.

It still baffles me that some feel those four words somehow give them carte blanche to spout batshit oratory or prose. And it really scares me that some of those students think education that challenges their ideas is equivalent to an attack on their beliefs. -Mick Cullen I spend far more time arguing on the Internet than can possibly be healthy, and the word I’ve come to loath more than any other is “opinion”. There’s a common conception that an opinion cannot be wrong. 1. 2.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… Current Events - The Learning Network Blog. The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act on June 25, 2013.

Current Events - The Learning Network Blog

This video provides a brief history of voting rights leading up to the court’s decision. Over the past 150 years, many people worked hard and fought valiantly — and sometimes even died — to expand the right to vote to all Americans. Today, no matter your gender, race or income level, American citizens 18 or older have the right vote. Yet, voter turnout rates in the United States, especially during midterm elections like those on Nov. 4, are among the lowest in the world (PDF). For certain groups, like poor people and young adults, turnout rates are even lower. In this lesson, we help students make connections among voter participation rates, the history of voting rights and new state voter ID laws. Fakebook. 4 Awesome Facebook Templates for your Class.

One of the strategies to get students engaged and motivated to learn is to incorporate materials that they can identify with and use easily. Facebook templates meet this criteria and have proved to be a real success within different educational settings. Again the purpose is not Facebook per se but to enhance students learning using templates that have the look and feel of this popular social networking site. There are a variety of ways to use these templates with your students: you can assign students to create profiles of historical figures adding pictures and biographical information in the different sections of the template . Assessment and Rubrics.