By Teachers, For Teachers
Many schools overlook the important task of nourishing writing in a child from an early age. Writing is as vital a skill to literacy as reading, but is often not treated as such. Here is a strategy that will call attention to the key elements that will encourage students to become constant and confident writers.
"In the real world, you have to frame the problem yourself." -- Cheryl Leung, Desert Ridge Middle School math teacher In the real world, you also have to find the solution yourself. And that's exactly what some Albuquerque Public Schools students are doing, in the guise of an addicting -- and free -- online video game, "The Lure of the Labyrinth," developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bullying in school is a serious, widespread problem. According to the General Assembly's Commission on Children, 25 percent of Connecticut high school students say they have been bullied. But schools and school districts can do only so much. As with other problems facing public education, real change will come only with cooperation and advocacy at home.
Believing that children love to sing and learn while doing it, Nuala O'Hanlon teamed up with song writer and close friend Kathryn Radloff to create a musical curriculum to share with educators around the world. Together, they write and publish innovative teaching resources which target primary school curriculum through value-based original songs. Nuala shares her passion for music and learning in this exclusive TeachHUB interview.
As classroom sizes continue to grow, it can become difficult for students who need 1:1 or pullout instruction time to receive the proper attention they need. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to best understand and teach your ESL students in a mainstream classroom.