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Gap grammar iphone 2012. Preservice teachers view oneill 2011. Female English Teachers Tomok. Getting Started with functional Grammar Balzarolo 2010. Grammar matters and should be taught – differently. The Teacher-Philosopher. To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing.

I strive to teach my high school students the value of criticism, especially when it comes to improving their writing.

To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

To do so, I model how criticism continues to help me become a better writer. Earlier this year, for example, I shared a draft of one of my education feature articles, which included detailed feedback from an editor at a prominent media company. I asked my classes for advice on how to address several edits, dealing with sources, transitions, terminology, and structure. A few days later, I directed my budding writers to the much-improved final draft.

This easy but worthwhile activity helped more of my students feel comfortable receiving criticism, and not view it as an affront. How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? Is it possible for our students to be both digital natives and digitally unaware?

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives?

Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze social implications. Me? A Content-Curator? - ProQuest. Free photos for education. 5 Reasons Not to Use Round Robin Reading with ELLs. By: Michael F.

5 Reasons Not to Use Round Robin Reading with ELLs

Opitz and Lindsey Moses Guccione (2009) In this excerpt from Comprehension and English Language Learners: 25 Oral Reading Strategies That Cross Proficiency Levels (Heinemann, 2009), Michael Opitz and Lindsey Moses Guccione discuss some of the reasons why round robin reading can prove ineffective as a strategy for improving English language learners' reading comprehension. When I think of answering this question, I am reminded of a student's emphatic response, "It's s-o-o-o boring! " because it certainly is for more students than not. But beyond this initial response, there are other good reasons for ridding ourselves of this outmoded practice, sometimes disguised as "popcorn reading," which calls on students to pop up and read a non-rehearsed passage when signaled to do so.

Research base and origins Did you know, for example, that round robin reading has no research base? Student and teacher difficulties 1. Readers most often use silent reading in everyday reading. 2. 3. 4. Literacy, numeracy test for teachers. ALL teaching students in NSW will have to pass a ‘‘tough’’ literacy and numeracy test before they can graduate amid concerns some new teachers struggle to explain maths and grammar concepts to their students.

Literacy, numeracy test for teachers

See your ad here Students who fail the new online test, which will be rolled out by 2016, will not be allowed to complete their final practical assessment in the classroom, which would stop them graduating. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli, said he expected high standards from teaching graduates and the new test would ensure every student graduating from a teaching course in NSW had adequate literacy and numeracy skills. ‘‘The test will be quite difficult, quite complex, and so it should be,” Mr Piccoli said. 5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice. The idea of co-constructing knowledge with students can be a scary thing for many of us teachers.

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

The age-old role of teacher as orator, director, sage has been handed down for centuries and most of us grew up as students looking to teachers in this way. It's hard to shake. Co-constructing knowledge means giving up the myself and them role of teacher and students and fully embracing the wonder and journey of us. The first step we have to take is becoming familiar and comfortable with saying "I don't know" out loud to our students. Maybe that sounds silly, but it's a huge step for many of us. We all just sat there in the silence of those three words. Then I said, "Who knows something about this that they can share?

" Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students. As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students.

Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

I love to read, loved it as a kid too. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work. Living and Learning with New Media. Use of gestures reflects language instinct in young children. Young children instinctively use a 'language-like' structure to communicate through gestures.

Use of gestures reflects language instinct in young children

Research led by the University of Warwick suggests when young children are asked to use gestures to communicate, their gestures segment information and reorganise it into language-like sequences. This suggests that children are not just learning language from older generations, their preference for communication has shaped how languages look today. Dr Sotaro Kita from Warwick's Department of Psychology led the study with Dr Zanna Clay at the University of Neuchatel, Ms Sally Pople at the Royal Hampshire Hospital and Dr Bruce Hood at the University of Bristol.

In the paper, published in the journal Psychological Science, the research team examined how four-year-olds, 12-year-olds and adults used gestures to communicate in the absence of speech. The study investigated whether their gesturing breaks down complex information into simpler concepts. How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips.

The big challenge for teachers is not simply getting students to read – it's getting them to enjoy it too.

How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

It's one thing for students to trudge through set texts in a lesson, but will they open another book when they get home at the end of the day? The National Literacy Trust has noted that becoming a lifetime reader is based on developing a deep love of reading. "Research has repeatedly shown that motivation to read decreases with age, especially if pupils' attitudes towards reading become less positive," it said. "If children do not enjoy reading when they are young, then they are unlikely to do so when they get older. " For younger readers in particular, their home environment is critically important. "Home is a massive influence," says Eleanor Webster, a primary school teacher in Nottinghamshire. Bibliography.