The Power of Peer Mentoring

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I’m going to start off this post with two brief personal anecdotes… Upon being asked what I taught when I was in the classroom, I always reply “I was a high school Spanish teacher”, however, there’s a little more to the story.  My last several years, I had the opportunity to also take over one … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Writecomics.com

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine the power (and words) packed within a comic strip of engaging pictures. Comics allow you to differentiate and meet the needs of more students, especially your kinesthetic learners. You can use comics to empower struggling readers with less text. September 25th is National Comic Book … read more »


Being Resourceful Part Five, Invisible Web of U.S. Government Information

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Several months back we began discussing research. Now, let’s take a look at the best resources that students and teachers can use to meet their information requirements. The research process begins with a motivation, either personal or external, such as a class assignment. The best class assignments are authentic tasks,  problems the learner must solve doing real-life activities … read more »