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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are...

Via Mel Riddile
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Teaching academic language is very important in all grades. By teaching kids these vocabulary words it helps them solve higher level problems by understanding every part of the problem. Eventually with consistent learning of new vocabulary it makes the student have better grades, get into a better college, and then get a great job. This article introduces 8 strategies of teaching academic language. If I were a teacher I would dynamically introduce academic vocabulary. It's having your students read authentic context with vocabulary words in the text. Repeated encounters with a word can help students internalize the definition. When I was younger, unlike some kids, I didn't want to read very much. So having every student in your class read the vocabulary filled test insures that every student has a chance to learn.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:30 PM

A number of good points made in this blog. Sentence frames are great for strugglers, so that is not at the top of my list, so be sure and keep reading!!

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The Answer | YES Prep Public Schools

The Answer | YES Prep Public Schools | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
How is the college matriculation and transition process like going to the airport for the first time? http://t.co/yf0lTFvoyg #education
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Yes prep is a great program. It prepares students to go to college. I first heard the “airport analogy” used to describe the college matriculation and transition process from this article and think it is appropriate. Imagine stepping foot in an airport for the first time for your first flight at age 18, by yourself, and trying to negotiate all the steps necessary to make your flight.  Where do you go first?  What do you do with your bags?  By the time you figure all this out, you’ve probably missed your flight, spent $50 for bags that are on the plane without you, and had to throw out your water bottle and half your toiletries.  This is, on a smaller scale, what the first weeks of college are like for many first-generation college students. My brother was the first to go to college in my family and he had a very hard time adjusting to college life. Yes prep prepares grades 6-12 for college by getting them ready for the work load, Give special consideration to qualified YES Prep students in the admissions process to allow a small cohort of 3-5 students to matriculate together each year, and Provide extra on-campus supports for the IMPACT students. This was a great article and will help me adjust to college by knowing that other people feel the same way I do.

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Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That ... - Forbes

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It turns out that reading a novel can cause measurable changes in how connected portions of your brain are.
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So can reading a novel really physically change your brain? They found out by taking 19 study participants and scanning their brains over the course of 19 days. For the first 5 they participants were scanned to find their "resting state". Then, Over the 9 following days, each participant read approximately 1/9 of the novel Pompeii by Robert Harris, and their brains were scanned each day. Researchers “identified three independent networks that had significant increases in connectivity.” Reading novels does actually physically make your brain bigger. Read more novels=smarter individual.

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Buffalo Schools make push to build career and vocational programs - The Buffalo News

Buffalo Schools make push to build career and vocational programs  - The Buffalo News | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
Some students here and across the state soon could be spending less time in traditional reading and math classes, and more time learning how to apply those skills in career fields such as physical therapy and pharmacy.That’s because educators both...
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I think what's happening at Buffalo Public Schools is great and should be happening in more school districts. People place too much value on how good you are at math, reading, and writing. Why not let kids find their job interest at a young age. See what there good at when there younger and then when they get to college they already have some experience with what they want to do and maybe graduate faster. There's nothing bad about letting kids find their passion early in life it could potentially change Americas work force. 

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Onondaga math students do homework in class and class work at home - Syracuse.com

Onondaga math students do homework in class and class work at home - Syracuse.com | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
Onondaga math students do homework in class and class work at home
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South Onondaga, NY--Traditional teaching has done a 360 degree turn in two math classes at Onondaga Junior-Senior High School.
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In Onondaga teaching had toke a 360 degree turn around. Students now do their homework in class, and listen to teacher Johnsteven Melfi lecture at home on their computers. This method is called a flipped classroom and it has realy helped students get better grades. One student went from 70's to 80's to 90's. Under the old method, if you didnt understand your homework you fell behind, but now you can get help from your teacher the next day. Flipped classrooms are a great idea and there should be more.

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Student achieves perfect grade point average with help of TRiO ...

Now after three semesters she has a perfect grade point average and will speak at the “Faces of TRiO” luncheon noon today in the Devall Student Center Ballroom. Pun will encourage students to believe in themselves and ...
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This is truly the story of a hard worker. Pun moved to the U.S from Tailand and didnt know how to speak english. She says to always stay positive and work hard of course. No matter if you are a slow or a fast learner, if you put the time in to study, you will flourish in class.

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We Need Young People to Become Teachers

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It is nothing short of a miracle that we still have so many excellent teachers in our schools. I want young people to become classroom teachers. The first step toward making that a reality is to let teachers know they are wanted and valued.
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Randy Turner wrote a blog a months ago called "A warning to young people: dont become a teacher" in this blog he stated the different attacks that have been made on teachers' professions, their pay, tenure and even how they manage their classrooms. And i agree with Randy. Teachers arnt treated well and if we keep doing the same thing potenially great teachers will go into a different field. And we cant let that happen because you want some of your smartest to teach the younger generation so when they get older they have a higher standered to achieve.

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Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But...

Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But... | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
Junot Díaz, speaking at Yale (via queersforfeminism) ("Life is going to present to you a series of transformations.
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Education should transform you to ride lifes waves as they come there is no doubt. But i think there is way too much focus on being perfect and getting those straight A's. Junot Diaz said that when she looks at her students faces all she sees is fear of not getting that good grade. Now, for Yale students who are in the top 1% smartest in the world, Do you really want to have those students learning like that. Im not saying grades shoudnt matter but i think there should be somthing or somone telling college students that its o.k to make a mistake. Just dont repeat the same mistake twice.

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Asian nations dominate international assessment

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#edu #education Asian nations dominate international assessment http://t.co/zSTRf6xxsu
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I personally think that this is correct. Students from other countries are getting a better education then UK. I think a way they could fix this is at the top and work your down. For example, if you wanted a better high school football team and your a Athletic Director

you could try and change the kids coming to your high school so they are more athletic but you cant really affect that variable. So you decide to change the coaches to ones that have the same beliefs you do and change happens. This is how the UK needs to go about changing education for there teens. Start by changing your superintendient then work your way down.

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READING MATTERS

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(NAPSI)—For millions of students with learning disabilities like dyslexia, reading is often greatly improved when they can hear and see the printed word at the same time.

 


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What I learned from this article is that not anyone learns the same. Some people learn best by using their hands and touching and feeling while some people learn better by watching and listening. This article talks about how kids with disabilities may learn better by watching and listening. Paul B. Yellin, M.D says “Many children understand language that they hear at a higher level than language they read on their own. Audiobooks allow children to access information at this higher level. And very often, reading skills are best improved if the listener follows along with the written text.” By having a narrator read the book to you while you watch could improve skills for decoding each sound in a word and also enhances ones vocabulary.

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(NAPSI)—For millions of students with learning disabilities like dyslexia, reading is often greatly improved when they can hear and see the printed word at the same time.

Specialists report that listening to audiobooks while following the printed text allows many of these readers to take in information and enjoy learning without struggling over each word.

Paul B. Yellin, M.D., founder of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education, describes the process: “Many children understand language that they hear at a higher level than language they read on their own. Audiobooksallow children to access information at this higher level. And very often, reading skills are best improved if the listener follows along with the written text.”

Dr. Yellin points to new formats like VOICEtext from Learning Ally, which highlights each sentence on-screen as a human narrator reads it, making it easier for readers to follow along.

“Having the ability to actually see a word highlighted while hearing it read allows a child to access content by reinforcing the linkage between ‘how a word looks’ with ‘how a word sounds’ and supports the development of independent reading skills,” he says.

Teresa Pearl's curator insight, January 18, 2014 1:33 PM

This article talks about the importance of hearing and seeing text at the same time for students with learning disabilities. It hightlights a few programs/apps that make the possible-Voicetext from Leaning Ally.

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Do teens who stay in bed longer learn better? A £6m neuroscience study will find out

Do teens who stay in bed longer learn better? A £6m neuroscience study will find out | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
An innovative £6 million research programme launched today will look at how neuroscience can best be used to improve standards in UK education system. (Do teens who stay in bed longer learn better?
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This article has some very great points. In Great Brittan a research program launched today. Issues to be tackled would be likely to include looking at sleep patterns to determine whether teenagers benefit from a later start to the school day because their brains do not function so well early in the morning. I personally think that it depends on the person whether they are a morning person or not. I wake up every morning for school at 6am and i feel fine during all periods of the day. Researchers may also look at classroom organization and whether the traditional 45-minute period is the best way of engaging pupils’ brains. The projects could span between one and five years depending on their effectiveness. I hope they find out that kids do better around 10am because I wouldn't mind sleeping in.

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are...

Via Mel Riddile
Lucas Arnestad's insight:

Teaching academic language is very important in all grades. By teaching kids these vocabulary words it helps them solve higher level problems by understanding every part of the problem. Eventually with consistent learning of new vocabulary it makes the student have better grades, get into a better college, and then get a great job. This article introduces 8 strategies of teaching academic language. If I were a teacher I would dynamically introduce academic vocabulary. It's having your students read authentic context with vocabulary words in the text. Repeated encounters with a word can help students internalize the definition. When I was younger, unlike some kids, I didn't want to read very much. So having every student in your class read the vocabulary filled test insures that every student has a chance to learn.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:30 PM

A number of good points made in this blog. Sentence frames are great for strugglers, so that is not at the top of my list, so be sure and keep reading!!

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Are these 8 trends the future of K-12? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Are these 8 trends the future of K-12? | eSchool News | eSchool News | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
What ed-tech trends or developments will impact the future of K-12 education? What will teaching and learning look like? Read on to find out. (MT @STEMLdr: Are these 8 trends the future of K-12?
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This article is about new future trends that will develop to eventually impact grades K-12. I think i big one is gamification. Putting games that in the classroom will help students learn faster and be more focused during school. Speech to text will also be a huge impact in future schools. It will enable students to be taught without a teacher in the room. The student could talk to a siri like device that are interactive and occasionally talk to teachers.

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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
More colleges are finding the social media posts of their applicants — and sometimes denying admission as a result.

Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
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In this article a girl is visiting a college while tweeting expletive things and the dean of admissions saw them and declined her right away. To me, this is just not being smart on the girls part. You shouldnt be saying bad things about people especially if anyone can see them. Keep your mean remarks to yourself and make the colleges your applying for want you. When they click on your social media account, make them have to accecpt you because of all the cool/nice things you have done.

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The 10 best university Twitter accounts—and what they do right

The 10 best university Twitter accounts—and what they do right | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
Universities are using Twitter more than ever—but which schools really know what they are doing?
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I personally think that colleges having a twitter is a great idea. It keeps colleges in touch with there student body and keeps them up to date in technology. It can also help colleges recriut more people to go to there school and potenially make there school alot more diverse and appealing. Also, Its a very quick way to get information out. Not everyone reads the newspaper today but alot of people especially college students have a smart phone and a twitter account so news can spread fast. I think every college should invest some time into socical media and have a twitter to keep there students updated.

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So What If Everyone at Harvard Gets an A?

So What If Everyone at Harvard Gets an A? | Lucas Arnestad-becoming a teacher CE project | Scoop.it
Princeton creative writing professor Joyce Carol Oates makes a misguided defense of Ivy League grade inflation.
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At harvard where thousands of students are admitted, bell-curve grading is used to "flunk out" many freshman. Bell curve grading assures a percent of low grades and failures whitch is a creul way to grade and encourages cheating.This means someone with a point lower on a test could recieve a F if they have the lowest grade on the test even if they got an A. This is the wrong way to grade at any university and i dont think it should happen. If you get an A and worked for it you should be able to cotinue to go to school there.

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