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Unique Field Trips in the Southwest

Taking your students on a field trip is an excellent way to shake things up and keep learning fun and interesting. Field trips offer students new experiences that go a long way towards their educational development. Planning a trip for your class will do more than just offer them a good time...

50 Books for Young Readers

Teaching children to read and getting them to appreciate it can be an arduous task, but can be made easier with the right books. The following are 50 books that will interest and educate elementary and middle school students.

Student Spotlight: Amber Choe | North Hollywood, CA

I always knew I had a passion for teaching, and during my senior year of college, I realized that I could not see myself doing anything else. So in the summer of 2011, I started to search for education programs that best suited my needs and my dreams. When I came across the USC Rossier Online website...

Dear Prospective Life-Changer

I want to take a moment to thank you for pursuing your passion to teach in an urban setting, but perhaps I should step back a moment before I do. Perhaps first I should recognize that the urban school where you now work wasn’t exactly where you expected to spend your first few years teaching...

A Guide to National Dialects for English Language Learners

American English has numerous dialects, and as PBS notes in its “Do You Speak American?” section, the number of dialects can range from anywhere between three or at least 24. Many linguists recognize the following regions as the origin of the major dialects of American English: Greater New York City...

Weekly Writing Tip #8

Our last two writing tips focused on topic sentences that cue the main idea and topic sentences that cue neither too much nor too little.  Continuing with this theme, this week we’ll look at transitions in topic sentences...