The book A B See is a magnificent exploration of our alphabet and the things that start with it. More than just another abecedary.
Have you ever given your students some free time to explore Google Maps? What do they do? In my experience, with the power to view the entire world, walk the gilded halls of the Palace of Versaille, jump to Everest Base Camp, dive into the Great Barrier Reef, or teleport to the International Space Station, … Continue reading Get More from your Tour
This post presents three original scripts that you can use in anyway you like. They were used to create films that ran from 12-15 minutes each.
A review of Music for Mister Moon, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
A book review of Before and After by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Arégui.
Awesome experience. Engaging and memorable. I love starting with the question, “Who cares about _____” to give focus to what you want the kids to take from the lesson.
Our Strategy Share series features innovative ideas, projects, and approaches from inside and outside our community of educators. The following post was written by 2018Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Becky Schnekser, an elementary science teacher from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In the world of education, approaches, theories, and research change as swiftly as the wind. It can be exhausting to keep up and frustrating to implement. I suggest a new way of thinking about education—one that does not require you to convince someone at your school or within your district to invest in textbooks or materials.
The Explorer’s Mindsetis a powerful teaching lens through which to approach education in any subject and with any grade level of students. Students are naturally curious and adventurous. They are responsible, feeling a connection to the world around them and a call to be involved, as well as empowered to make a difference. Students…
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Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book, as reviewed by Brain Pickings. Maria Popova masterfully examines this wonderful lunar book.
A review of Pearl by Molly Idle and Moonday by Adam Rex. These two books feature the moon but from completely different yet equally magical directions.
When I wrote the post on readability and promised a follow-up, I had no idea I was wading into an argument that has apparently waged for almost a century. William H. Dubay gives an exhaustive overview of the various formulas, theories, supporters, and detractors of readability in a 2004 tract entitled “Principles of Readability”. This … Continue reading Readability
This website is great for teachers looking to get their students to read more and gather some data along the way. Readtheory.org provides short readings and comprehension quizzes that adapt to the level of the reader. Score well on a reading and the next one will be slightly more difficult. Score poorly and the difficulty … Continue reading ReadTheory.org