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100 Goals you can have as a language learner
A follower of mine asked me what are some realistic goals when you’re learning languages but before giving you 100 examples, i want to mention that you can have daily, weekly, monthly or/and yearly...
Thought Provoking Questions To Ask Teens (Though I feel they'll work for anyone)
/r/Journaling is a subreddit dedicated to those who keep a written Journal. Share photos of what you write, ask questions, and find inspiration...
Thinking Deep with Inferencing
Hi y'all! It's Katie 'Texas' from Rock and Teach. I'm a fourth grade teacher in the great state of Texas. I'm so excited to be guest blogging for the amazing Rachel Lynette! The topic I'll be blogging about today is inferences. Sometimes I wonder why forming an inference is so hard for students. Evidence + Schema = Inference… That should be clear as day to our
Roundup: Feminist Books | A Practical Wedding
Meg Keene, APW Executive Editor A few weeks ago, we got this question in a Happy Hour: I’ve never had a women’s studies class, or known any feminists, but I’d really like to educate myself on feminism… What books do you wise women recommend? I was all in. Feminism is complex and multi-faceted, and the best Read more...
African American Fiction Classics | Penguin Random House
Revisit classic books by African American authors that have resonated with readers around the world. These beloved novels by literary giants such as James Baldwin and Toni Morrison continue to shape...
The Literary Maven: Young Adult Literature for the Secondary Classroom: 21 Titles Worth Checking Out
Out with the old and in with the new! Contemporary young adult literature has so much to offer when used in the classroom. Its topics resonate with students and its characters are relatable; students can find parts of themselves in the novels. If you are making additions to or revising the reading list for your English Language Arts course, here's 21 young adult literature titles that are worth checking out for middle school and high school students.
Graphic Novels, Rethinking Your Classroom Library
[UPDATED: This post has been updated to reflect additional graphic novel titles and the importance of representation of authors and illustrators within graphic novels and the characters they create.] The classroom library. For some it is magical, others it can be a nightmare. For a long time it was a pit of doom in my classroom. I didn't know what to do. I thought I had great books (and I’d tell you they were great) but students did not read them. So I started over. About a year-and-a-half…
I am an English teacher in high school. If I have students who shows up late, I ask them to write a story about why they were late. If it has decent grammar&ok spelling I don't mark them tardy
Someone posted a whisper, which reads "I am an English teacher in high school. If I have students who shows up late, I ask them to write a story about why they were late. If it has decent grammar&ok spelling I don't mark them tardy"
This high school classroom has a charging station so students don't use their phones
Aww, cripes. I didn't know I'd have to write a description. How many words is that so far, like a hundred? Soooo, yeah. Mildly interesting stuff....
John Mahal (@johnmahal)
The latest Tweets from John Mahal (@johnmahal). Current Elementary Principal in Albert Lea with the mindset to get better everyday! All posts are my own. Minnesota, Northfield
The Literary Maven: Independent Reading in the Secondary ELA Classroom: Engaging Middle School & High School Students
Wondering how to incorporate independent reading into your secondary ELA classroom, and get your students to love it? Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the types of independent reading that take place in their classrooms, how to hold students accountable, and how to motivate them. Teachers also shared favorite independent reading projects and other helpful ideas. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.