22 Ways to Add Rigor to Your Classroom Let's start by clearing up a misconception: Rigor isn't unfriendly. Adding it to your class doesn't mean you become boring, a techie, or an overseer of a fun-free zone. In fact, done right, rigor fills your class with Wow!, those epiphanies that bring a smile to student faces and a sense of well-being to their school day. CATESOL 2013 Essay Contest – Winning Essay : KQED Education thehindu.com/ Amita The CATESOL 2013 conference, Riding the Waves to Success, hosted the adult level essay contest sponsored by Cambridge University Press. Sandra Fernandez, a student in Mai Ackerman’s Essential English Transitions class at Simi Valley Adult School, won the prize of $100.00 dollars worth of Cambridge books and materials with her essay describing how she had ridden the waves that took her from Colombia to her life in the U.S.
Media Literacy at Your Library Learning and Prototyping Report In fall 2017, ALA and the Center for News Literacy (CNL) at Stony Brook University embarked on Media Literacy at Your Library, a prototype project that sought to address the critical need in the field for adult media literacy education, with a focus on news literacy. Over the year that followed, the two organizations worked with teams from five U.S. public libraries to explore the effectiveness of media literacy resources and lead programs for adults in their communities. The goal of the project was to develop media literacy training and complementary resources designed to prepare public library professionals to educate their adult patrons to be informed media consumers. ALA has recently released a Learning and Prototyping Report detailing the activities and findings of Media Literacy at Your Library. Download the Media Literacy at Your Library Learning and Prototyping Report. What have we learned?
20+ helpful professional development resources for teachers As a teacher, we encourage our students to never stop learning. But what about us? Do we try to learn new things or do we stick to the same teaching patterns every day, month, year? In this blog post, I’ll show you some handy website for teachers to develop their teaching skills.
Early Reading Assessment: A Guiding Tool for Instruction Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Armstrong, Thomas (1994). Multiple intelligences in the classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Balanced Reading.com. Retrieved November 16, 2004, from: 【親子翹翹板】美好前程 American Promise @ 2013年【教育？教育！】國際華人紀錄片影展 美好前程 American Promise美國 USA︱ 2012︱ 135 min︱ Joe BREWSTER, Michèle STEPHENSON 亞洲首映 2013 日舞影展評審團特殊成就獎 Special Jury Award For Achievement in Filmmaking, Sundance Film Festival2013 美國全景紀錄片影展評審團大獎 Grand Jury Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Tomorrow's Schools Review As part of the national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the Government is reviewing Tomorrow’s Schools – the name given to the reforms that dramatically changed the governance, management and administration of our schools nearly 30 years ago. After more than 200 meetings with people interested in education, the Independent Taskforce reported its findings to the Minister of Education in November 2018. Their report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini was released for public consultation on 7 December 2018.
3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and crew are so intimidated by the Wizard’s enigmatic personality that they struggle to talk with him on equal footing. Fear and frustration overwhelm them as they blindly accept a suicide mission to slay the Witch of the West. In return, they each receive a treasured prize: a heart, a brain, courage, and a way home.
13 Important Life Lessons from Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein had a certain way with words that is unmatched by many of his peers. His stories are very poignant and speak to the soul in ways that are hard to describe, but his fans know all too well. They also serve as great instructionals for how to live life to the fullest, and overcome the challenges that come with it. Here are some of the best life lessons that can be gleaned from his works. “Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”