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Teachers Passion Leads to Native Education Job

Posted on 11/01/2011 08:13:30 AM

Teacher's passion leads to Native education job.FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Yatibaey Evans, the new coordinator of the Alaska Native Education program, was in her last semester of pre-med classes at the University of Washington when a thesis project for her major, Comparative History of Ideas, prompted ...

The American DREAM

Posted on 10/31/2011 07:09:40 AM

The American DREAM.No facet of our country's immigration debate is more heartless or economically foolish than our failure to support undocumented children who have grown up on American soil. These students have gone to school alongside their native-born peers and in many cases have shown themselves ...

Teachers Combat Summer “Brain Drain” as School Year Begins

Posted on 10/31/2011 07:05:23 AM

Teachers Combat Summer “Brain Drain” as School Year Begins.Some students, especially low-income students, have lost several months of educational progress over the summer.Despite their fresh notebooks and a ready supply of sharpened pencils, many students didn’t start this new school ...

Teaching Tips Animal Adaptations

Posted on 10/31/2011 06:46:58 AM

Teaching Tips Animal Adaptations.When teaching children about adaptation of living things in Science, it is important but often difficult to get them to understand about why certain animals have developed certain physical features over the course of evolution. This idea will help you to do this, as well ...

Synonym Pairs

Posted on 10/27/2011 10:04:42 AM

Synonym Pairs.This takes a little time to set up but lasts for a long time - especially if you can laminate the work.Based on the card game pairs, write a selection of synonyms on separate pieces of card, e.g. big, large; happy, jolly etc.In pairs or small groups the children place all the cards face ...

Children with Developmental Disorder

Posted on 10/26/2011 08:35:13 PM

Children with Developmental Disorder Autism: Wider eyes and a broader mouth: Scientists identify subtle ‘distinct facial characteristics’ of children with developmental disorder.The findings could help uncover the underlying causes of the developmental disorderChildren with autism have distinct ...

Storytelling Response Tasks

Posted on 10/26/2011 08:06:51 AM

Storytelling response tasks.Response tasks are designed to give students the chance to express themselves creatively and openly, not for comprehension checking. There are no right or wrong answers so there should be no pressure on students. Students can respond as they wish, whether in English or in ...

Turning Decoders Into Readers

Posted on 10/26/2011 05:46:58 AM

Turning Decoders Into Readers. “We discovered that the FIRST graders at that school were reading confidently and competently, Merrow writes on his blog, “but the fourth graders weren’t according to the results of the state test. Is this a paradox, or a full-blown contradiction?”  ...

Why Great Teachers Quit & How to stop the Teacher Exodus

Posted on 10/23/2011 11:46:23 AM

Why Great Teachers Quit & How to stop the Teacher Exodus.How much time have you spent on interview committees? Time when you could have been grading papers, contacting parents, or preparing for your next class? If you have been teaching for more than a few years, you’ve undoubtedly sat in on ...

Teacher Leader Sample Case: How Hard Do I Push?

Posted on 10/22/2011 10:33:57 AM

Teacher Leader Sample Case: How Hard Do I Push? What a relief! Another strong finish to the school year! Again our kids’ test scores climbed. Yes, lesson study work IS continuing to make a positive difference in student achievement. The administration once again will be pleased. We have cross-grade-level ...

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