Posts Tagged ‘ students ’

Wednesday’s Writing Tip

Is that a real word? Have you ever had a conversation where the person you are speaking with throws in a word that you have never heard before? The English language has morphed over the years, slang terms used as …

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Thursday’s Thrilling Tidbit

Did a missing comma kill a King? In 1308, King Edward II of England married Princess Isabella of France ( who at the time was 12 years old). King Edward had no interest in the young Isabella and at an …

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KONY 2012

  Have you seen this video? over 21,000,000 have! Why can’t something like this dominate our conversation? So much is small in comparison. The voice of the People is going to change the world…not politicians! Check out this video on YouTube: …

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Look No Further, Educators ~ The Top 5 Websites for Teachers

Keeping it fresh is always a challenge for teachers. Finding new ways to teach old concepts, suggesting alternate methods and approaches to attack a problem or project, updating and using technology in the classroom. Education nation has searched out the …

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Wednesday Writing Tips

      When answering essay questions (like on ACTs, SATs, APs, SSATs or ISEEs), sometimes it is a good idea to consider the following: connections to the world  connections to your community connections to yourself Try to connect the …

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Valentine’s Day According to Google

  “It’s humbling for Google to confess that even with its super powerful search engine capable of finding any and all gifts, such things can’t solve all our problems, especially when it comes to human emotions.” Happy Valentine’s Day!   …

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Aren’t We All Gifted?

What do all of these gumballs have in common? They are all gumballs. Sure they are different colors, different flavors, maybe even different sizes, but they are still just gumballs.  When I was teaching in the South Bronx my students …

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Wikipedia and Freedom of Speech

From January 18th at midnight to January 19th at midnight WIKIPEDIA will be voluntarily blacking out their English website to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills. To read more got to :  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

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Henry Lane’s Interview with Channel 12 News

Henry Lane Interview on CT News 12

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Children Say “I Can” and Infect a Country

Empowering students to make changes in their environment, then in their cities, then in their country. The Power of “I CAN”.   http://www.ted.com/talks/kiran_bir_sethi_teaches_kids_to_take_charge.html

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