From books featuring Fred Koremastsu, Ruby Bridges and Jackie Robinson to the book, All the Colors We Are, “a scientific look at why people have different skin colours.” Children's books are a great way to help young and older students learn about racism. Check out this awesome list of children's...Read the rest of this topic
Working with Special Populations
What Does Sheltered Instruction Look Like for eLearning?
by Elise White Diaz
Three weeks ago the world of education was turned upside down. Expecting to return from Spring Break, teachers and students found an unexpected message in their inbox: you will not be returning to the classroom. There was ...Read the rest of this topic
If you had to pick one influential document from the foundation of our representative democracy, which document would you require your students to read?
How would you differentiate for struggling readers in your class?
As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, I have a few reflections. As a middle school teacher I do not get showered with as many gifts as my elementary teacher friends, but I do feel appreciated. This week has been filled with little notes and cards from my students and parents. I have ...Read the rest of this topic
Does anyone have suggestions on good educational reading? I am looking for books for the summer that will help with non-motivated students.
My principle suggested:
Has anyone read this book?
Does anyone have suggestions on other summer reading?
Round Robin - Students are given a discussion topic and individually students share their response with the group one at a time. Every member in the group is allotted the same amount of time.
Inside/Outside Circles - Students form two circles, one inside the other. The circles move ...Read the rest of this topic
Needing a free translation app to help communicate with students that speak different languages? Say Hi is a free and easy to use app for the phone. According to the website, the teacher can "Have a conversation in two languages and easily understand each other,"
The app is free from the Apple ...Read the rest of this topic
Google Translate is my friend!!! I do not work for Google, but a big shout out goes to those developers that have created Google Translate. This app is a great too to use on your phone or I pad when working with second language learners. Just the other day, I was able to have a tutorial ...Read the rest of this topic
When asking struggling learners to read, consider using a technique called backwards reading. First, always keep reading passages short (even if you have to shorten primary sources by only using the most important parts). One paragraph or a one-pager is always a good place to start. Have ...Read the rest of this topic
Quote from Frances Sellers from Dickinson Independent School District, Texas
"I placed my high needs students in a group with medium to high performers so that they would have someone to lead them. I also narrowed down what each high needs student was responsible for and gave them more ...Read the rest of this topic