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Apps for Integrating Visuals and Text in a Presentation

Often when children can’t verbally explain the problem they are having, I ask them to show me their work.  It is then, looking at their image, that I immediately understand what they were trying to say.  Visuals speak where words … Read More

07 Jul '13

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Looking Like Me Art and Poetry Lesson

In my seventh grade art class, I’ve used this beautiful picture book, Looking Like Me, by Walter Dean Myers.   It is a colorful picture book telling the story of a young boy, and who he thinks he is, as seen … Read More

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“Learned Helplessness” is a Disease, and it’s Contagious

A disease is spreading.  It’s called “learned helplessness” and  as educators, we can stop it.

We inherently know that as individuals we learn by doing.  Yes, we need to listen to instruction and watch demonstrations, but at the end of … Read More

25 Sep '12

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Day of the Dead

One of the lessons I have worked on with my middle school students is Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that celebrates the life of someone who has passed on.  Some people think it is their version of Halloween, … Read More

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