The writing standards and rubrics provide all of us with such a natural way to weave into Common Core as artists because we ask our students to produce compositions based upon the skills and processes we teach.
Article has some good resources, including, "How to Get Started" which gives me some ideas on what I can do to promote the school library and connect with teachers, publishers, etc. Made me feel better about starting my new job... ; )
ALSC and Lego have teamed up in the Read! Build! Play! project to offer a grand prize of $5000 in early literacy materials to a public library. The top 200 libraries receive a special LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! toolkit. Nominate your library!! ; )
"As a child, I grew up in a world that was dominated by left-brained thinking. Both my parents were in professions that required in-depth analytical thinking. The “rule” in my house was: “If you break something, try to fix it. Only THEN come ask Dad for help.”
Looking back now, I realize something I never understood then — what he had instilled was an ability to think critically. Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century. Unlike the other three, critical thinking is often difficult to reduce to bite-size pieces of understanding and challenging to teach to others."
Read on for an example of teaching critical thinking with a first grade class as well as a look at 3 underlying components to critical thinking.
The latest edition of UNICEF's report on child poverty showed the United States ranks second out of 35 developed countries on the scale of what economists call "relative child poverty" with 23.1 percent of its children living in poverty.
On any given day, a school library can be used as an instructional space, space for group projects, individual study/research, and a reading space. Curiously, library spaces are often whittled down while the demands on ...
Two looks at Bloom's - one is a verb wheel and the other is a web2.0 wheel. The Verb Wheel shows the domains as well as appropriate verbs and possible student projects. The Web 2.0 Wheel also includes suggestions of Web 2.0 tools you might use.
Once an advocate for using social media applications and cell phones in class, this English teacher has changed his stance on the kinds of technology teachers should incorporate into their instruction.