Purposeful Pedagogy
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Purposeful Pedagogy
An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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Vocabulary expanders for English

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Vocabulary expanders for English


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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, November 5, 2014 2:30 AM
Thanks for the link! I will be using these techniques as I continue to build my German vocabulary!
Jacob Broadhead's curator insight, November 7, 2014 5:17 PM

Great idea for expanding vocabulary and in this case adjectives. Shows relationships in an organized way.

Smith_Lin's curator insight, February 27, 2015 3:34 PM

Great for kids with small imaginations but not sure if they all work. Context is important

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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic

How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.

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An article on the use of blogging to motivate students to write. 

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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:49 AM

Reflection is vital for students in IB programs, blogging provides that platform for them to be open with themselves about what they are learning and how it impacts them as individuals. 

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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
At some point, every parent wishes their high school aged student would go to bed earlier as well as find time to pursue their own passions -- or maybe even choose to relax. This thought reemerged as

 

Homework can be a powerful learning tool -- if designed and assigned correctly. I say "learning," because good homework should be an independent moment for each student or groups of students through virtual collaboration.

 

It should be challenging and engaging enough to allow for deliberate practice of essential content and skills, but not so hard that parents are asked to recall what they learned in high school. All that usually leads to is family stress.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 


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Dan Kirsch's comment, May 11, 2014 7:58 PM
You are welcome!
David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:51 AM

I think that this is a very good article when you are not in favor of homework. it staits really cleear some solutionsq that we could use to get rid of homework. Also, it was written by a reliable source. Lastly and most importantly it is in a very easy language to understand.

Alejandro mejia's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:22 PM

This article focuses on the perspective of a history teacher talking about her opinion on school homework. Her opinion is against homework.  This article includes links to several articles about the topic which help the reader get a good  knowledge About the writing. This article also has good grammar.