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Exit Slip: Differentiation, Twitter Chats, Teacher Prep, and more…

Copyright: Sujittra Chieweiamwattana

Welcome to our new Exit Slip posts. On Fridays, we will recap some of our favorite education-related resources and entertainment found on the web or learned in a workshop during the week. We will also include thought-provoking articles on education in the United States. Please enjoy and post thoughts and responses in the comments below. Have a great weekend! 1. Differentiated Instruction Works: How and Why To Do DI, by Klea Scharberg: Carol … [Continue reading]

Annenberg Learner: Videos for Content Area Literacy


This post originally appeared on Litandtech.com May 8, 2015. I am excited this week to be exploring the resources now available from Annenberg Learner [Reading & Writing in the Disciplines] and specific to disciplinary literacy. These are videos of students working on developing their literacy skills in a range of core subject areas. I'm looking forward to being able to use these videos as starting points for conversations with my … [Continue reading]

The Importance of Listening Earnestly


Reading skills are very important to students of all ages, and teachers justly spend a lot of time working with students to build good reading skills. But most of the information students receive over the course of an average day is not presented as writing—it’s presented as sound. Success in life depends on being able to listen. Listening to someone talk is not easy when you break it down. It means being able to understand intonation, … [Continue reading]

Make Reading A Part of Every Day

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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” ~Groucho Marx There is nothing better in life than reading books with my dog, Woody! Reading in the Hagan house is a special time. My husband and I read for at least 20 minutes a day. No matter how busy we think we are, we always take the time to read a good book. (A family that reads together, stays together.) Give me a book, my dog, and a small … [Continue reading]