Monthly Archives: September 2011

Where would we be without Gutenberg?

There is a great body of work exploring the impact classics have on current popular culture. One of my favorite examples of this is the original Willie Wonka film with Gene Wilder. The script is one classic reference after another. … Continue reading

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Lesson Planning for National Novel Writing Month

“NaNoWriMo was founded in 1999 in a moment of literary inspiration; a 30-day solution to a problem that I had been trying to figure out for decades. Namely: how can we use the power of the internet to make novel-writing … Continue reading

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Edutopia: Improving Executive Function: Teaching Challenges and Opportunities

By Judy Willis MD The High Cost of Over-Packed Curriculum Standards For 21st century success, students will need skill sets far beyond those that are mandated in the densely packed standards — and that’s evaluated on bubble tests. In the … Continue reading

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Teaching Media Literacy through Critical Thinking with “The Help”

from the USAToday Tip Jar Two key concepts in media literacy are: that all media construct versions of reality and that media is interpreted through individual lenses. These concepts are at the core of the recent controversy over the new … Continue reading

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We are on USAToday Education Again!

I love it when USAToday picks up one of our blog posts and shares it on their education site. Last time we made the Tip Jar. This time we made the blog! If you’re a regular follower you’ve already read … Continue reading

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