Tag Archives: Reading

Dangerous Speakers | Teacher Talk (Dyslexia and other Reading Disabilities)

Good educators are always seeking new information–whether that information is to learn better ways of serving their students, learn more about a topic or technique, follow how the latest research-based techniques are working elsewhere, etc. To good educators, an 8-hour … Continue reading

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Comparing U.S. Educational Progress to Education Around the World

Below are some recently published results from the National Center for Education Statitstics’ databases. The international assessments Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are used to … Continue reading

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How to Inspire Your Students to Read this Summer | Edutopia

This blog is from Edutopia, a supported by the  George Lucas Educational Foundation. Whether you are a parent or a teacher, this particular post  is a great source for getting students to keep reading during the summer. In general, Edutopia … Continue reading

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Duncan Kicks Off “Let’s Read! Let’s Move!” | ED.gov Blog

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is touring the kicking off the Let’s Read! Let’s Move! initiative for the summer with a bang. He has merged the reading improvement with First Lady Michelle Obama‘s campaign to prevent childhood obesity, and is … Continue reading

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Put the Brakes on the Summer Slide | Teaching Tolerance

Here is a great–and short!–list of things one can do with a student during the summer. Enjoy! Put the Brakes on the Summer Slide | Teaching Tolerance. If the link above does not work, copy and past this URL into … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Virtual School Meanderings:
From Saturday’s inbox… Allied Online High School Blog Offline Summer Reading Recommendations for Online High School Students Posted: 15 Jun 2012 10:57 AM PDT By JACQUELYN SANBORN, Dean of Instruction at Allied National High…

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Small Change In Reading To Preschoolers Can Help Disadvantaged Kids Catch Up : Shots – Health Blog : NPR

Finally!! Or should I say, finally again!! Preschool programs are finally being recognized for their educational contributions to long-term learning. That lesson was learned decades ago with Head Start, but was quickly forgotten through the politicization of education. So glad … Continue reading

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Moodle, Moodle Reader–More Free Internet Stuff for Teaching!

I’m on a roll this week in terms of sharing articles and blog posts with you! This one caught my interest because of the educational implications of Moodle Reader, an easily accessible “plug-in” for Moodle, an open-source course management system. … Continue reading

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A Strange Book…

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke, is indeed a strange book… So far, I’ve only read through about 25% of it, and its very strangeness keeps me reading more. Taking place in early 19th century England, it deals … Continue reading

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