Artist Elsa Mora recently updated her portfolio with a number of beautiful paper sculptures created for both private clients and exhibition. All of Mora's pieces are created with little more than acid-free paper and glue which is carefully cut, layered, and assembled to create 2D
Have you ever had your students do a Drama Circle? It's kind of like "I Have Who Has?" but students act out their parts instead of reading them. Jennifer Runde shared her ideas as a guest blogger on Corkboard Connections and also offered a Fairy Tales Drama Circle freebie for you! This is a great back-to-school activity to get kids to break down barriers and learn to relax and have fun with their peers. (Grades 3 - 6)
The #1 trait of a persuasive story is how “engaging” the story is.
There are a million writing blogs that will go on and on about how to craft amazing stories, but is any of that (potentially good) advice backed up by research? In fact, there is an additional study conducted by Green & Brock that addresses just what makes a story engaging. Here’s what they found:
Wow!! My entire review just disappeared! Well -- go read this great article anyway :)
Here is what to pay attention to: all the solid tips -- based on research -- on how to create better stories. They are great. Particularly modeling, irony, imagery, and going beyond the digital campfire. There's lots more to this article that what I have mentioned here.
So go read it. In the meantime, I'll chat with the Internet Powers That Be to hunt for the original review I wrote in whatever black hole it has found itself in! Ay yi yi ....
... range of education topics, from learning how to be a better teacher to surviving your first year in the classroom. Teacher Tap:Teachers will find a wealth of great reading material on this site, touching on topics like technology ...
With the vast majority of my students, I am truly facilitating big chunks of their learning by focusing them on diverse artistic expressions of their knowledge. They do the expressing, not me. And because I am not commanding them, I think they like me better. I know I like me better.
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