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How Debate Structures Allow English Learners’ Brilliance to Shine

Students are often attuned to current events and world affairs. Debating topics relevant to the news can be a high-interest way to engage English language learners in academic discourse that matters to them while building language skills. Structured debate also gives students opportunities to disagree politely without attacking individuals for their opinions — a useful life skill.

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Why It's Important to Teach Your Students Financial Literacy—and Three Ways to Do It

In Oakland, CA, more than 60 students at James Madison Middle School gather to talk about money. The conversation is robust. One student shares his family’s experience saving for emergencies. Another group debates whether a new bike is a “want” or a “need.” Across the room, two young women are deep in conversation about college majors and future income.

12 Ways To Make Sure A Child Feels Loved

12 Ways To Make Sure A Child

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How One Educator Found Work-Life Balance By Teaching Online—From Her Living Room

World maps, colorful letter charts and a felt animal poster line the walls of LaShundra Wigfall’s classroom. Toy cars, her puppet (BaBa the sheep) and other teaching props lay waiting for her to bring them to life with her jovial voice and infectious energy. But Wigfall’s classroom isn’t in a school; it’s smack dab in the middle of her living room. Instead of 20 or more students, she teaches just one student at a time. And some days...she wears her pajama bottoms to class.

How to Create a Custom Google Forms Theme

A couple of years ago I published a video tutorial on how to create a custom Google Forms theme. More than 10,000 people have since used that video tutorial to customize the appearance of their Google Forms. One of the criticisms of that video that I have heard from some viewers is that it goes too quickly so they have to rewind it a few times. To remedy that problem I put together a set of annotated screenshots that illustrate each of the main steps in the process. Those screenshots can be seen in the slideshow that is embedded below.

Well this is embarrassing

I just checked.  It has been over a year since I last posted something to this site.  I am so embarrassed.
Much has happened since that last post.

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6 Steps to Get Going with Infographics from @Eileen_Lennon

Listen
to this episode of the 10 Minute Teacher.

We're more likely to read things that are visually
appealing, so if you want to get your message out there, consider making an
infographic. 

Want to know how? Check out this episode of the 10 Minute Teacher podcast where
#NYCSchoolsTech educator, Eileen Lennon shares ideas with Coolcat Teacher Vicki
Davis about her tips, tricks, and

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