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Teaching Strategies - LearningStyles

Teaching strategies on effectively reaching kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learning styles.
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Reaching all types of learners

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THE QUEEN OF KATWE by Tim Crothers | Kirkus

THE QUEEN OF KATWE by Tim Crothers | Kirkus | Educators Delight | Scoop.it

Sports journalist Crothers' moving account of an impoverished Ugandan girl's unlikely rise to prominence in the world of competitive chess.


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awesome book!

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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, April 20, 2015 12:55 PM

Reminiscent of Walter Tevis' novel, The Queen's Gambit.

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Best Kid's Books for Teaching Social Skills

Best Kid's Books for Teaching Social Skills | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
The Bad-tempered Ladybird, Eric Carle
From the man who brought us the very hungry caterpillar is the fantastic 'The Bad-tempered Ladybird' about a ladybird who picks fights with everyone he meets, no matter how much bigger they are than him.
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Here is an article for teaching social skills through books 

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Relational aggression-withholding friendship as a weapon-is seen in children as young as 2½

Relational aggression-withholding friendship as a weapon-is seen in children as young as 2½ | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
Children, especially girls, who are still in kindergarten or even younger form cliques and withhold friendship as a weapon. New programs aim to teach empathy.
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If we teach the character traits more prevalently .. would this improve empathy in the classroom?

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15 Free Must Have iPad Apps for Elementary Students

15 Free Must Have iPad Apps for Elementary Students | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
In the list below you will find 15 free must-have iPad apps that will help your children or students practice and learn everything covered in school in an elementary level. Colorful games, stories, and other audiovisual material will keep them busy playing and at the same time learning and revising what they have done in the classroom. 
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15 Free Must have iPad Apps!!! 

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LibraryThing | Catalog your books online

LibraryThing | Catalog your books online | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
LibraryThing catalogs your books online, easily, quickly and for free.
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A great resource to find books you are interested in!

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The big book of narrative resource material devoted to excellence in journalistic storytelling

The big book of narrative resource material devoted to excellence in journalistic storytelling | Educators Delight | Scoop.it

"You’ll find craft essays, interviews, how-to’s and a long list of highly recommended reading, along with analyses and author line-by-lines from our “Why’s this so good?” and Annotation Tuesday! ... a treasure trove of resource material devoted to excellence in journalistic storytelling."

 


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Amazing resource shared by Leslie Whidden :) 150 ways to write stories

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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, October 12, 2013 9:10 AM

150 writing tips from the best writers and editors in the field.

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50 (More) Inspiring Children's Books With A Positive Message

50 (More) Inspiring Children's Books With A Positive Message | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
When we expose our kids to a variety of positive and inspirational content early and on a regular basis, we can make a profound difference in their lives and help encourage a growth mindset....
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Sending Positive Messages and character traits through Inspiring Novels

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100 New Book Lists: Created by Teachers for Teachers | Scholastic.com

100 New Book Lists: Created by Teachers for Teachers | Scholastic.com | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
Scholastic's List Exchange features thousands of shared Book Lists, created by Scholastic Teacher Advisors, Scholastic Editors, Industry Experts, educators, parents, and authors. Create your own book lists or browse through all of our book lists.

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THE DISASTER DIARIES by Sam Sheridan | Kirkus

THE DISASTER DIARIES by Sam Sheridan | Kirkus | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
How to survive any possible disaster, from aliens to zombies to everything in between.

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Great book! 

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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, April 20, 2015 12:56 PM

Success with both boys and girls.

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Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, by Jon Krakauer

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, by Jon Krakauer | Educators Delight | Scoop.it

Jon Krakauer's Missoula is the true-crime story of a handful of acquaintance rapes in one college town. Krakauer, who happens to be my favorite narrative nonfiction writer, uses the same technique ...  to examine the way a single American community handled a number of university rape cases.


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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, April 28, 2015 3:05 PM

Jon Krakauer is the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven, Where Men Win Glory, and Three Cups of Deceit.

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Are Your Students Distracted by Screens? Here's A Powerful Antidote - Edudemic

Are Your Students Distracted by Screens? Here's A Powerful Antidote - Edudemic | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
I was fortunate to teach in a 1:1 laptop classroom for seven years. In my classes, students took daily notes on computers, did research, wrote essays, created various multimedia publications, and worked on collaborative projects. Yet I knew that if I wasn’t watching their screens, my students would at some point be doing something they …
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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
During the summer, you'll want to improve your teaching and lessons, but how do you decide where to start? Your students! I use these three ways to get feedback from my students on my lessons, activi
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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Teaching News to kids! Best part is you can change the reading level!!

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Want to write great narrative? Study screenwriting.

Want to write great narrative? Study screenwriting. | Educators Delight | Scoop.it

Writers' tips:

1. Story: The Logline - " For narrative journalists ... a logline can help you better understand what you really have to offer in a given story, and to stay focused on that essential idea throughout the work."

2. Character: Saving the Cat

3. The Antagonist

4. Structure - the Inciting Incident

5. Structure - Three Acts

6. Endings

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English Teacher Exposed: Useful Links for English Learners

English Teacher Exposed: Useful Links for English Learners | Educators Delight | Scoop.it

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:06 AM

Nice infographic.  Will have to look into this for my Chinese teachers.  Unfortunately they can't access many of these sites in their country.

 

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88 Books That Teach Important Lessons - No Time For Flash Cards

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons - No Time For Flash Cards | Educators Delight | Scoop.it
Books are the perfect tool to teach important lessons to kids.
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88 Books that teach the Character Traits we try to model!

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