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This Pearltree is about the craft of teaching literature and language. It contains things I think are interesting for English teachers.

Edutopia sur Twitter : "RT @teachthought: 8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Qs: #teaching... 8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions. 8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions by Terry Heick Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so.

The latter is a topic for another day, but the former is why we’re here. 1. The TeachThought Learning Taxonomy is a template for critical thinking that frames cognition across six categories. It imagines any learning product, goal, or objective as a “thing,” then suggests different ways to think about said “thing”–mitosis, a math formula, an historical figure, a poem, a poet, a computer coding language, a political concept, a literary device, etc. Industries: Glass, Automotive & Building Products. The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught. The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing.

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught

A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost all of whom are African-American. “What might a character be feeling in a story?” She asks. She repeats the question, before engaging her pupils in a high-tempo conversation about what it is like to read a book and why authors write them, as she moves smartly around her classroom.

On an October morning last year, I watched Doug Lemov play this video to a room full of teachers in the hall of an inner-London school. Here is what Lemov sees in the video: he sees Hinton placing herself at the vantage points from which she can best scan the faces of her pupils (“hotspots”). QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES. What do we want our students to learn from us?


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Teaching Jobs on Twitter

Teaching in Australia Listen. A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about. As part of their preparation for the new school year teachers try to look for new web resources and materials they can use to help them with their teaching.This is definitely not an easy task for one needs to live online in order to be able to keep up with the new releases and sift through the tsunami of web tools available online.

A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about

In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started posting a series of articles featuring some of the best free web resources for teachers across different educational spectrum. We have already published lists of free websites for teachers of ; Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies , Music Education , Economics, and Physical Education and Health, ESOL and today we are going to provide you with another list of great websites where teachers can find lesson plans, teaching tips and many more. Check out the list below and let us know what you think. Journey to Excellence: Socratic Seminars. Hexagonal Learning. After reading the inspirational post on The Learning Spy I decided to give this a go.

Hexagonal Learning

My year 10 class are doing Macbeth and this is a challenging play for boys who have not ever done Shakespeare before. We have watched the Polanski version of the film and have collected quotes and created scene summaries. Macbeth. TEDxTeen 2012. Special Section: INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS. Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Backstage @ Campbell Hall, UCSB The Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press hands Sir Ken Robinson a blank check and asks him to use his imagination to design a learning place of his dreams.


In their 3-part interview backstage at Sir Ken's UCSB Arts & Lectures appearance, they promise to sign it after he answers the following questions. Part 3 offers a surprise view of Sir Ken rarely, if ever, seen. Part 1: What would he call it? . . . To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) - IMDb. Open Education Resources. Mind Mapping & Diagrams. Digital Literacy. 20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers. eBooks. Scriblink - Your Online Whiteboard. WordWeb iPhone Dictionary and Thesaurus. WordWeb English Dictionary for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

WordWeb iPhone Dictionary and Thesaurus

25 Things You Should Know About Character - StumbleUpon. Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling And now… Here you’ll find the many things I believe — at this moment!

25 Things You Should Know About Character - StumbleUpon

— about characters: 1. Without character, you have nothing. 2. A great character can be the line between narrative life and story death. Fictional Landscapes by UK-based artist Kyle. stories for the web. Inanimate Alice - Homepage. Visual Literacy Activities with Online Resources. Last week I talked about visual literacy in Visual Literacy Activities with Children's Picture Books.

Visual Literacy Activities with Online Resources

I suggested children's picture books make a natural place to start teaching kids about visual literacy. Here are some online resources I've found that also support visual literacy. Almost any website can be examined from the perspective of its visual communications. Encourage your kids to become aware of what's behind the type and placement of images, choice and size of font, subheadings, flow of one chunk of text to another, colours etc.

This helps them not only to develop visual literacy skills they can use in their own projects, but also to become more media savvy as consumers. Reading/Language Arts Education Resources on the Web. Language Arts Resources Resources Bartlett Quotations Over 11,000 quotations, the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905 keeps most of his original work intact. Beacon Learning Center Beacon Learning Center provided standards based lesson plans. Bedtime Stories Access to many published and unpublished short stories for children ages 6 and up. Reporting Links. Brainstorm and mind map online. Warschauer/Whittaker - The Internet for English Teaching: Guidelines for Teachers (TESL/TEFL)

Read & Discuss The Books You’re Reading On Your iPad With Subtext. Journey to Excellence: Socratic Seminars. Web Conferencing, Online Meeting, Web Meeting Software. Penguin Gifts. The Great Novels of Charles Dickens (Boxed Set) - Charles Dickens. The Australian Teachers of Media (Victoria) Teachit - English teaching resources. Infographics as a Creative Assessment. Digital fiction. English teaching resources. Information_Sheet_English_2011. Digital Reading App, Online Reading with Friends, Ebook Reader App, iPad Ebook Reader. Web English Teacher. AATE National Conference 2011. Victorian Association for the Teaching of English.

Socratic circles: fostering critical ... - Matt Copeland. The benefits and importance of Socratic seminars are widely recognized, but little has been written on how to make them happen successfully in the classroom. By offering real-world examples and straightforward answers to frequent questions, Matt Copeland has created a coaching guide for both the teacher new to Socratic seminars and the experienced teacher seeking to optimize the benefits of this powerful strategy. Socratic Circles also shows teachers who are familiar with literature circles the many ways in which these two practices complement and extend each other. Effectively implemented, Socratic seminars enhance reading comprehension, listening and speaking skills, and build better classroom community and conflict resolution skills. By giving students ownership over the classroom discussion around texts, they become more independent and motivated learners. iPad Book: Shakespeare In Bits Macbeth.

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