With or without using technology, book reports don’t have to be same old, same old, same old thing. See the NY Times Learning Network for alternative ways to engage students in reading, then writing and talking about books. Remember to include non-fiction titles on your lists of suggested books.
Bridging cultural gaps through poetry is one of the goals for teachers around the world. This website for the The Global Poetry Project can help you get connected and also can provide an audience for your student writers.
Students learn in different ways. Teaching them tools to help them organize their thinking and letting them choose the ones that work better for them gives them livelong skills that will serve them well in and out of the classroom, now and when their adults. This website from Riverside Charter School offers a range of [...]
I’ve found it useful to administer assessments early in the school year to learn more about my students so I can tailor what I must teach in ways the specific students that year learn best. I’ve discovered, too, that when students recognize that they learn and show learning in different ways, they tend to be [...]