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bookrags Teaching The Freedom Writers Diary The Freedom Writers Diary lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text, while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material. View a free sample Target Grade: 7th-12th (Middle School and High School)

Why some people find learning a language harder than others Scientists at McGill University in Canada found that if left anterior operculum and the left superior temporal gyrus communicate more with each other at rest, then language learning is easier. "These findings have implications for predicting language learning success and failure," said study author Dr Xiaoqian Chai. For the study, researchers scanned the brains of 15 adult English speakers who were about to begin an intensive 12-week French course, and then tested their language abilities both before and after the course. Participants with stronger connections between the left left anterior operculum and an important region of the brain's language network called the left superior temporal gyrus showed greater improvement in the speaking test. However, that doesn't mean success at a second language is entirely predetermined by the brain's wiring.

I had the privilege of attending the Emerging Leaders Summit (ELS) again this year and as always, I got a lot of great new learning and reminders from the sessions, speakers and participants. I really do think that experienced leaders would get a lot from these summits too - they're not just for your emerging leaders.Mark Osborne workshopped some great thinking and reminders about what effective change leadership involves. He highlighted Waters and Marzanos' (2006) first and second order change descriptions. Why App Smash? Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash?

Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Symptoms and Treatments The heart has four chambers - two atria and two ventricles. The walls of these chambers are mainly made of special heart muscle. The chambers have to squeeze (contract) in the correct order for the heart to pump blood correctly with each heartbeat. London Short Fiction: Mud Man Continuing our series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. This week’s story by Melaina Barnes is the winner of our competition with the British Academy’s Literature Week to find a new modern fairy tale for London. To explore the Literature Week programme — running 11-17 May — and register for events visit the British Academy’s website. Out he comes, dredged from the canal. The narrow-boat girls pat him, tend him, talk to him. –Mate.

How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers : NPR Ed Sarah Hagan, a young algebra teacher in rural Oklahoma oil country, stays where she is because her students "deserve better." Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Sarah Hagan, a young algebra teacher in rural Oklahoma oil country, stays where she is because her students "deserve better." Elissa Nadworny/NPR

By the end of year 8, students are required to create a variety of texts in order to think about, record, and communicate experiences, ideas, and information across the curriculum. To meet the standard, students draw on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for writing described in the Literacy Learning Progressions for students at this level. The difference in the standard for year 8 [as compared with year 7] is the students’ increased accuracy and fluency in writing a variety of texts across the curriculum, their level of control and independence in selecting writing processes and strategies, and the range of texts they write. App Smashing: Combining Apps for Innovative Student Projects At this month's CUE conference in Palm Springs, California, a lot of people were geeking out about "app smashing": the process of using -- or "smashing" -- different apps together to complete tasks and create rich student projects. In the session "App Smashing: Using Several Different Apps to Do Richer Student Projects," Jon Corippo introduced the concept to an eager audience of educators. (You can see his slides here).

Staff - Chief Executive Officer Founder & Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance (The Heart Rhythm Charity)Founder of Syncope Trust and Reflex anoxic Seizure group (STARS & STARS-US)Founder & CEO of Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) In 1993 Trudie Lobban established STARS ( as a result of her own daughter being diagnosed with Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS). Trudie brought together a multi-disciplinary group of professionals consisting of pediatricians, geriatricians, neurologists and cardiologists to form the STARS Medical Advisory committee. May 2004 saw the first Arrhythmia Awareness Week and the establishment of Arrhythmia Alliance A-A). The Arrhythmia Alliance ( is a coalition of charities, patient groups, healthcare professionals, Department of Health, Government and industry allies all working together. In 2006, the first Heart Rhythm Congress was held (, again the brainchild of Trudie Lobban, in partnership with HRUK.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore A Reading Group Guide for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce