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Depends on that individual student's needs. Obviously it would be tailor-made to each student depending on their circumstances, but I see something like that being successful if the honors class is taking a PBL approach to their curriculum.
Quote: Originally Posted by FtRoyalty Consider different means of assessment. Have the students design a movie poster if the book were made into a movie or write a theme song for the book. Give the students the choice to write, draw, etc. I work with a lot of low readers, and I have to get creative. If I ask them to write too much, they will shut down. Also, graphic novels and magazines are good to have around. I have had more male students ask me...
Quote: Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger Any content area people do Independent Reading with their kids? I do it at times in my SS room so I can conference with my students a few times a semester, but I have trouble getting all of them to buckle down and do what they need to do while I conference. They are given guided thinking questions that they should be answering in their journals, but i feel they just blow it off. I hold their journals to a high...
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/0...acher-Any-More Just a write-up by a teacher on an evil liberal blog but interesting nonetheless.
ten star thread. pin.
Quote: Originally Posted by Earnest Hemingway My experiences as a recent graduate of a pretty good urban public school system support the points of this snippet (I haven't read the whole article); my negative academic experiences were often due to the techniques and situations described. However, I feel that this article is biased in favor of more precocious and advanced students. Making a kid who already reads for 10 hours a week read 30 minutes every...
Quote: Originally Posted by Rambo CB - WATCH THE WIRE!!!!! ITS THE BEST SHOW EVER!!!!! JUST WATCH IT ALREADY!!!!! For some reason I found this surprising. Can't figure out exactly why at the moment. Just out of curiosity, what did the wife think of season 4? Has she ever spent time working in inner city/ghetto schools? Pretty sure Battlestar Galactica and Saved By The Bell are the best shows ever. Pretty sure.
Quote: Originally Posted by Eason So this is all likely true. However it doesn't do much to just say "all these options are bad" without giving any solutions to the problem of how to have students read. While Kohn does point out some solutions in this article, he's notorious for identifying problems without identifying any specific solutions. I don't think there's huge problem with that, though, so long as people collaborate and try new...
Sorry for the spamming, just wanted to stir things up a bit here in the pedagogy realm: I suggest reading the entire article although here's a snippet. (and i think parallels can be drawn with physical activity) http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/nonreaders.htm Quote: 1. Quantify their reading assignments. Nothing contributes to a student’s interest in (and proficiency at) reading more than the opportunity to read books that he or she has chosen. But it’s...
Quote: Originally Posted by Teger this is a really interesting thread. does anyone have any experience teaching college level? I'm entering an MA/PHD program next year and will be teaching by my second semester, and I'm having some definite anxiety about the experience. No experience teaching college level, but I've been around a lot of high-level seniors. Fire me a PM and I'll see if I can scrape a few web resources for you to use/think about...
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