Your brain often works on autopilot when it comes to grammar. That theory has been around for years, but neuroscientists have now captured elusive hard evidence that people indeed detect and process grammatical errors with no awareness of doing so.
Information on ourlanguages.gc.ca on the go!, the Government of Canada's first ever mobile linguistic application which lets iPhone and BlackBerry users search TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank.
I just got this poster from a fellow teacher featuring the 6 thinking skills as outlined in the revised taxonomy. As you probably know, Blooms taxonomy that was first created in the 1950s has been revised by Krathwohl and there are two main changes that appeared in this revised taxonomy: the first one is semantic in that nouns are now being replaced with verbs; and the second change relates to the order of these thinking skills. In the old taxonomy, Bloom highlighted the importance of evaluating and therefore placed it at the top of the thinking continuum, but for Krathwohl Creating is the highest order thinking skill.
Chiwa - Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti's project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys.
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
For Wired's 20th anniversary, we investigate the first generation born into a world that has never not known digital life. If you want to understand the past two decades, they are perhaps the perfect subjects.
New research provides the first evidence that self-affirmation can protect against the damaging effects of stress on problem-solving performance.
Diana Turner's insight:
it's important to build resilience in students who are learning a new language, especially those in high stakes situations, such as newcomer English learners in school. Teachers can take a few moments at the beginning of a class or an assignment to model and give students the opportunity to self-affirm their values.
Web-based resources that are intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families.
The First Infographic Made by Kids! [National Library Week]
Diana Turner's insight:
Lots of material for conversation here! To celebrate National Library Week, TeachHUB and Clever Girls Collective surveyed over 1,000 K-5th graders about school, their favorite books and the role technology plays in their education, e.g., What are the top 3 favorite things about school? What percentage of kids prefer to read on a tablet or computer? How many kids knoe what the Save icon was? What would kids like to learn more about?
Article on the findings of Dr. Mary Amanda Stewart whose recent doctoral research highlights "the 21st century skills and cultural resources of immigrant youth" and "provides guidance on how to leverage the strengths that these students offer to improve schools for all". Dr. Stewart's work "uncovered multiple ways in which these students are leveraging their out-of-school competencies to improve their English and develop and demonstrate various 21st century skills." These findings have a number of implications for educators.