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What Data Should We Use?
The term data-driven is a catchphrase of educational jargon that is gradually losing its meaning. How do we re-invigorate the discussion around the meaningful use of data in our schools? Let’s start by broadening the definition of “data.”
Our Learning in Digital Writing
Mrs. Kulyk and Ms. Elliott presented at a teacher’s conference about digital writing this year. Here are two videos that show students learning about their digital writing process.
Shakespeare At The Castle
“A misty, dank morning at Middleham Castle” sounds like the perfect setting for a performance of Macbeth. This definitely looks, as Mrs. Monaghan puts it, like a “a fitting climax” to a Shakespeare class!
Confused: Teaching Vocabulary “Horizontally” or “In Context”?
A set of activities for children who struggle with vocabulary acquisition in class. These activities use Leo Selivan’s ideas about Horizontal Alternatives to Vertical Lists to help aid retention.
Travels with Charlie: MAINE Footprint Lobster
Discover how one Pre-K used the Booking Across the USA project as inspiration for a whole series of lessons and projects about Earth, the United States, their home state of Maine and their hometowns.