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Assessment For Learning

Dec 18, 2013 jjamison
Assessment For Learning

Michelle Lampinen, NBCT High school English teacher at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, NJ Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning Photo credit: The Daring Librarian via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Last week, I was composing a rubric to go along with a writing assignment for my juniors. The assignment, though cleverly disguised as an end-of-unit essay for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's…

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Student Engagement

Dec 18, 2013 jjamison

5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting Classroom discussions have been a staple of teaching forever, beginning with Socrates. I have taught using discussions, been a student in discussions, and observed other teachers' discussions thousands of times -- at least. Some have been boring, stifling or tedious enough to put me to sleep. Others have been so stimulating that I was sad to see them…

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3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms

Dec 18, 2013 jjamison
3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms

  3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms November 22, 2013 Photo credit: National Renewable Energy Lab via flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Imagine the intentional focus you would bring to crossing a rushing creek. Each stepping-stone is different in shape, each distance uneven and unpredictable, requiring you to tread with all senses intact. The simple act of…

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Languages

Dec 16, 2013 jjamison

Collaborating across Languages and Borders CASLT The International Federation of Modern Language Teacher Associations, the Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association, and the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers will hold a World Congress of Modern Languages, March 26-28, 2015, in Niagara Falls, ON (Sheraton on the Falls & Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview). Preliminary themes…

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Use the Arts to Boost Learning

Dec 12, 2013 jjamison
Use the Arts to Boost Learning

Arts Integration: Resource Roundup All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos. (Updated: 10/2013) By Edutopia Staff Resources by Topic: Linking Arts and Core Curriculum Arts as Enrichment Art and Technology From STEM…

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