A Simple Lesson On Climate Change for ESL Students

This is from Larry Ferlazzo writing at Larry Ferlazzo’s Best Websites of the Day.

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/10/01/a-simple-lesson-on-climate-change-for-english-language-learners/

How Simulation Games Can Teach Complex Subjects

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How Simulation Games Can Teach Complex Subjects

How can higher-ed and high school students interact in online spaces and both learn? Dr. Jeff Stanzler uses simulations to engage high school and college students in a powerful study of geo-politics. Dr. Stanzler has seen students develop empathyfor the very real people who are embroiled in geo-political conflicts around the world. Host Vicki Davis’ students participate in his Arab-Israeli…

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Motivating Students With Effective Feedback

This article fist appeared on Common Ground.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2014/09/motivating_students_with_effective_feedback_and_clarity.html

We Need To See Beyond The “Tool”

This article is from George Couros, writing on his blog, The Principal of Change.

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/4803

Teaching Students To See Quality

This first appeared on the te@chthought blog.

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/teaching-students-see-quality/

Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

This article first appeared on the Edutopia blog.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/creating-classrooms-for-social-justice-tabitha-dellangelo

6 Reading Comprehension Problems and What to Do About Them

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6 Reading Comprehension Problems and What to Do About Them

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High school history has a tremendous obstacle to learning — getting students enthusiastic about reading difficult texts. When I teach World History to my 9th graders, I have come up with a list of 6 common challenges I face when trying teach reading comprehension. Here’s a glimpse into how I meet these 6 challenges and help my students win!

[callout]Note from Vicki Davis: When I find great…

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Flipping Again

Here is a good instructional video on ‘flipping’ your classroom from Ken Halla, blogging at The US History Teachers Blog.

http://ushistoryeducatorblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/flipping-flipping-flipping.html

Drop That “Busy Work” Like It’s Hot

This article appeared on the Cooperative Catalyst blog.

http://coopcatalyst.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/drop-that-busy-work-like-its-hot/

adventuresinlearning:

Here are some more books on Mindfulness for the classroom.

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