Category Archives: Teaching Tips

How To #Teach Literature: The Role of Close #Reading In Teaching English Language Learners To Read Complex Texts

 How To Teach Literature: What Is Literature? If what we read entertains us, speaks to us, or makes us aware of the human condition, then it is literature. How to best teach literature? I share my knowledge about teaching literature, … Continue reading

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#BobDylan Wins The #Nobel #Prize For #Literature: “Art is a river that we drink from but do not own”

Press Release 13 October 2016 – The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Bob Dylan won the … Continue reading

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Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning

About this course Inquiry-based learning aims to increase student engagement by helping learners develop hands-on, minds-on skills. This education and teacher training course explores the 5E instructional model and its uses in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Bringing Your Own Work Into the Classroom #fridayreads #BookBoost

As a new semester dawns, thousands of instructors are preparing to exit a calling and re-enter a job. For many of us, winter break is a time to spend extended hours on all the work that teaching keeps us from … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Discovery: The #Catholic Church, the #Slave Trade, and European Colonialism #BlackHistoryMonth

Pope Nicholas V, who reigned from 6 March 1447 until his death in 1455. Born Tommaso Parentucelli, Nicholas was made a cardinal for his diplomatic efforts by Pope Eugene IV. He was a patron of the humanist movement and promoted … Continue reading

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#HolocaustRemembrance Day: Jewish & Nazi Shoah U-Boat Catchers

Holocaust Remembrance: The twenty-seventh of January marks the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On this date every year, the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, UNESCO commemorates the genocide perpetrated … Continue reading

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Speeches That Echo Throughout #History

How best to use the speeches in this book? There is no one “best” way to benefit from the material in this book. As a point of departure, read each speech. Read them silently and read them aloud. Then read … Continue reading

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#PechaKucha & English Language #Teaching #ASMSG #edchat #ukedchat #PPT

Pecha Kucha & English Language #Teaching #AmazonCart http://t.co/Y32dYHfNWF #asmsg #bookadayuk #bookbuzz #bookboost #bookblitz #bookworms — Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) July 19, 2014 Second Edition 2014 (Completely Revised, ReEdited & RePublished): I saw my first Pecha Kucha over three years ago. … Continue reading

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Real College Admission Essay Prompts From This Year’s Applications #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #IARTG #RRBC

by VI-AN NGUYEN @vian_nguyen Millions of high school seniors around the country are busy penning college admissions essays based on prompts like the thought-provoking ones below, which we pulled from this year’s applications. (In many cases, the prompts below are … Continue reading

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