The 500-Pound Gorilla
With such pressure to look good by boosting their test results, low-scoring districts may feel compelled to purchase heavily scripted curriculum programs designed to raise scores, programs such as Open Court or Reading Mastery (and others in the Direct Instruction series)...
A Teacher/Students Dialogue on Ernest Hemingway's Short Story, "A Day's Wait"
I have encouraged teachers of literature to use a formal-critical approach in their address to literary works and to employ a Socratic question/answer method with their students to realize such an address. This article is an illustration of the technique for this formal treatment...
What Does It Take To Teach Middle School?
I am 23 years old and would like to know what it takes to become a middle school science teacher, besides getting certified . What kind of person is best suitable to teach this age group? Do age and looks matter?...
Which is more important: Teaching or Research and Publication?
Bikika T. Laloo
The article discusses the duties of teachers with emphasis on the teaching and research activities of university teachers. It tries to explain both teaching and research duties and to find out whether teaching or research is more important...
Planning a Reading Sleepover Party
I am planning a reading night sleepover. I would love ideas for activities (gr. 1-4) to keep them busy and have fun too. Organizational ideas welcome too!...
Centers in a Tub
Does anyone have their centers organized in tubs? Would you please share your ideas, rotation and etc.?...
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