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Life-Long-Learners An old adage states that “a picture is worth 1000 words”. Based on this premise, what teacher would not want access to an innovative resource of educational posters worth 207,000 words? Recently, I serendipitously chanced upon Krissy Venosdale’s amazing resource of free, motivational posters. To help my readers appreciate her talents, I have included a sample of nine of Krissy’s 207 posters. Readers are encouraged to click on each thumbnail to view a larger version of the following posters: Life-Long-Learners
What is a Cinquain? Adelaide Crapsey, American poet and creator of the modern cinquain A cinquain – which, by the way, is pronounced “sin-cane,” not “sin-kwane” – is a form of poetry that is very popular because of it’s simplicity. It was created by American poet Adelaide Crapsey about 100 years ago, and is similar to Japanese poetic forms, such as haiku and tanka. Cinquains are just five lines long, with only a few words on each line, making them easy to write. The first and last lines have just two syllables, while the middle lines have more, so they end up with a diamond-like shape, similar to the poetic form called the diamante. How to Write a Cinquain Poem :Poetry for Kids How to Write a Cinquain Poem :Poetry for Kids
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The Reciprocal Reading Comprehension Method Reciprocal Reading is a successful guided reading comprehension method widely used in USA, Australia, New Zealand and more recently in UK schools. It is recommended by USA Reading Panel (2000) and UK Revised National Strategy (2006).Reciprocal Teaching Reciprocal Teaching is an interactive and systematic approach to teaching comprehension that helps children to develop personal understanding of any given text. It encourages interactive dialogue or discussion between teacher and learners – that once established - enables groups of readers (of mixed ability or similar levels) to explore, question and discuss the meaning of a range of text in collaborative independent groups. The meaning of ‘Reciprocal’ – 'Done by each to the other; given and received; due from each to each; mutual; performed, experienced, or felt by both sides: Interchangeable; complementary: expressing mutual action or relationship.' The Reciprocal Reading Comprehension Method
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Comprehensive, Engaging Vocabulary Building | Membean Comprehensive, Engaging Vocabulary Building | Membean Build deep word consciousness. Students won't just learn words but own them ! Membean applies psycholinguistics and economics to vocabulary learning. Encode so you don’t forget. What does it mean to really know a word?
Home | Jamie Vollmer The Book Part memoir, part how-to manual, this exciting new book praises America’s educators, refutes the conventional wisdom, and presents a plan to increase student success. more Buy the Book The Blueberry Story The famous story of the day the businessman learned a lesson about the real world of public schools. more Home | Jamie Vollmer


IN MEMORIAM | September 19th 2008 The world of letters has lost a giant. We have felt nourished by the mournful graspings of sites dedicated to his memory ("He was my favourite" ~ Zadie Smith), and we grieve for the books we will never see. But perhaps the best tribute is one he wrote himself ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE
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There’s a new classroom messaging app that goes beyond your typical mobile classroom app. It’s called WDWDT (stands for What Did We Do Today? ) and is a messaging service custom-built for students, parents, teachers, and others to stay in the loop about what’s been happening in class lately. You won’t need to send home exit slips or other notifications on paper and hope for parents to see and sign them anymore. WDWDT drags that process into the digital age and lets parents stay instantly connected to what their children are doing and learning in the classroom. WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync

WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync

Part 4 On Common Core – Pathways to Engaged Readers: Helping Students Reach Common Core Levels SPONSORED BY: Capstone, Bound to Stay Bound Books, and School Library JournalArchive now available! Join Mary Ehrenworth, the Deputy Director at the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, and co-author of Pathways to the Common Core, as she explores creating a school culture of reading, the challenges and methods for getting just-right books into kids’ hands, increasing nonfiction engagement, and building structures for clubs and parent involvement through the central core of a school’s reading life— the library. Presenter:
A normal day in my digital classroom. As this panoramic images was taken, it was noted what each child was doing at that minute and noted on the image. Using to have three classes 30 miles apart communicate and interact each day. Get your free meeting room at Using Skype on Ipad for individual conservations using apple TV to project. Here Mr. DA Notes - Students For Tomorrow
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