Storytelling as Instruction

This.Prezi.Is.Awesome. Thanks to @vmorgana for Tweeting it out this morning! It explains various storytelling techniques, but also provides a compelling argument for how and why storytelling is an effective method of instruction in any content area. Awesome! …and four hours later, this great article Tweeted by @SenorG, ACTFL Teacher of the Year, about the power of…

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High School Dropouts and Middle School

This is a fantastic video from Frontline about how a student’s middle school experience–even in sixth grade–can predict whether or not that child will drop out of high school: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/education/dropout-nation/middle-school-moment/ The video states that if a sixth-grade student in a high-poverty school is present less than 80 percent of the time, fails math or English,…

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Textivate

Original post: October 2012 I know that I am way behind the eight ball on this one, and I have a tendency to exaggerate things, but… This is the best 2.0 tool for comprehensible input classrooms. I only say that because I can’t think of one that I like better. This is EASY for teachers…

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