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Curating Content

Curation is a way of adding value to content so it's effective for teaching and learning in in schools. The challenge faced by most educators who have taught for years is the transition into teaching in the 21st century schools, in that, educators must learn how to select, sort, and…

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Libraries Then and Now

From 1880 to 1920, more than twenty million immigrants arrived in the US. Many traveled by steamboat at major ports and then set out via the railroad for destinations across the country. Public libraries responded in specific ways, because libraries have always been important to freedom. This photo taken in…

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Learning A Second Language, Part 2

Learning A Second Language, Part 2

Last week’s article touched on second-language learning and acquisition influenced by Stephen Krashen, as defined: learning is the conscious, traditional grammar-based teaching method. Acquisition is the influence or process, thereby which a person’s first language is learned naturally, and the latter,  being the preferred approach recommended by Krashen. The three…

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming In The Classroom

Neuro-Linguistic Programming in the Classroom

Children construct reality based on their perceptions and memories. Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP, defines our sensory channels as “representational” systems, or how a child “represents” or make sense of external surroundings. More importantly, the meaning of the communication is the response it elicits. The brain has an intricate way of processing and…

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Learning A Second Language, Part 1

When to start second language learning? Although experts have attested that introduction to a second language increases proficiency, studies suggest that the most efficient time to begin to learn a second language is anytime between first grade through middle school. Stephen Krashen, who introduces some of the most influential concepts…

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Making Writing Communicative

Students will focus on making their writing more communicative when they know the audience that they are writing for. Accordingly, children have an opportunity to share their writing with other students during the publishing stage of the writing process. Create a blog, so students can share their writing through the…

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Reading for Information Using Big6

Screen Shot 2017-05-21 at 6.06.44 PM.pngReading for information, research, or information literacy involves reading a variety of material, and having competencies such as being able to analyze, evaluate, and communicate information read into the written expression. The American Library Association defined Information Literacy as: “To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”

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