Today, with the help of technology, there are many novel ways that parents can become involved in the educational process without necessarily coming to school. This is not to say, however, that traditional classroom participation by parents is unnecessary. Any way you do it, getting parents involved in the classroom and in their children’s education is a powerful method of …Read more about Creative Ways to Get Parents Involved
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If you’re a teacher with an iPad, you’ve probably already discovered lots of fun apps, as well as a few that can boost your productivity. But did you know that several apps that can help you teach English language skills, reading and composition are also available? Here are some of the best apps for English teachers that we’ve found:
This free …
St. Patrick’s Day is a Christian holiday that has gained national cultural relevance and can serve as an excellent subject for classroom discussion, games and activities. Although it is most well-known for its association with some customs that are not fit for the classroom, there are still many aspects of St. Patty’s Day that can be incorporated into your lesson …Read more about St. Patrick’s Day Lesson Plans
It’s always Teacher Appreciation Day here on Thursdays and today we’ve decided to feature a group of educators who are most notable for their efforts in teaching to gifted and talented students! We’ll continue to spotlight a handful of individuals for Thank a Teacher Thursdays (#ThankaTeacher), who not only make a contribution to the classroom, but to the greater online …Read more about Thank a Teacher Thursday: Gifted & Talented Edition
This post was written by James Hayashi. James is the writing advisor for the MAT@USC and Rossier’s Masters Programs office. He earned his Master of Professional Writing from USC, and enjoys writing in the field of creative non-fiction in his (limited) free time.
As any student in the MAT@USC knows, writing—and writing well—is crucial to success in the program. …
The month of March is considered National “March into Literacy” Month, and was created to promote reading among children. Literacy Month and its sponsor, Toys for Tots Literacy Program, work to increase opportunities for our nation’s most economically disadvantaged children by providing them with access to resources that can improve their ability to both read and communicate effectively. Since 2008, …Read more about Most Loved Children’s Books [Infographic]
This year is a leap year, which means that Leap Day will be celebrated on February 29. Since Leap Day only occurs once every four years, it’s a new experience for many elementary school students. This makes it a great opportunity for activities and lessons that center on the Earth’s rotation, the calendar or anything that can be tied to …Read more about Teaching Leap Day
Nowadays, an increasing amount of teachers are becoming friends with their students on Facebook. Some educators use Facebook to make themselves more accessible to students. Others use it to strengthen relationships or to connect with former students. Many classrooms even have a Facebook group for students to connect with and help one another.
Facebook is a wonderful tool for teachers, but …
It’s always Teacher Appreciation Day here on Thursdays and today we’ve decided to feature a group of educators who were championed as 2011′s EduBlog Awards Winners! We’ll continue to spotlight a handful of individuals for Thank a Teacher Thursdays (#ThankaTeacher), who not only make a contribution to the classroom, but to the greater online teacher community. Feel free to read …Read more about Thank a Teacher Thursday: EduBlog Awards Edition
My copy of Research in the Teaching of English arrived the other day (I know, I was excited too!). As I looked at the cover, the title of one of the articles caught my eye, mostly because I was unsure what it meant:
Permeable Textual Discussion in Tracked Language Arts Classrooms
Sometimes when a researcher coins a term for a phenomenon discovered …