What’s at the heart of the Common Core Standards? Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Collaboration, and Creativity and Innovation. This story demonstrates it all.
|12 year old Adora Svitak shares her thoughts about what adults can learn from kids at the 2010 TED Conference.|
Great video to share with students in grades 5 and above learning to write persuasive essay.
| || Think children's literature won't ever change? Penguin Books gives us a glimpse of what publishers are planning with the advent of the iPad. |
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Barry Lane will remind you how important you are in the lives of your students.
| ||What do teens have to say about assigned reading for English class?|
In this video, they confess the ugly, albeit well known, truth.
This video makes us think hard about the alternative to assigned, in-class, reading: Choice. You'll be amazed at what happens when these kids are allowed to pick what they read.
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This quick little video by Darren Cannell shares quotes and asks questions that make us think hard about 21st century classrooms and the need for reform. Is it okay to keep the status quo or do we need to change the way we teach?
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Prepare ‘em for the future not your past.
There’s not one minute to burn,
They need their teachers to learn.
These are the words from the refrain of Kevin Honeycutt’s original song about educational reform. Thought provoking and inspiring.
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Are you concerned about whether or not your students are understanding? Then introduce them to The Crazy Professor Reading Game. This video, developed and produced by Chris Biffle, demonstrates how you can:
This strategy will work with any genre but offers amazing potential for helping students bring content area reading to life!
Teaching children to have writing mentors is an important piece of building independence and repertoire of writing strategies. With astounding success as an author, Kate diCarmillo is a great writer to introduce children to as a writer mentor.
In this 10 minute video, Kate reflects about her own writing process, where she gets ideas, revision, and the role writing has played in her life.
Very well done.
The Common Core Standards have us thinking hard about “close reading” and what can be gained by rereading and applying higher order thinking skills to text. This video offers an excellent springboard to discussions about what it means to infer and interpret. Watch this in the company of colleagues and ponder the important message embodied in this short film.