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Teaching Students Responsible Activism By Caitrin Blake

Social change is often born, at least in part, from student activism. Civil rights, women’s rights, and other significant movements received greater attention and gained momentum as a result of student involvement. Today’s students are speaking out about causes and participating in rallies, protests and other events in response to social injustice. These include students…
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October 14, 2018 0

Using Comic Book Art & Graphic Novels to Educate and Inspire Students By Monica Fuglei

One challenge for teachers in all disciplines is working with a group that includes reluctant readers and writers along with gifted students. It is difficult to ensure that your curriculum appeals to students at all levels of differentiation and passion. Students at all writing levels benefit from learning to create graphic novels and comics Using comics or…
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October 14, 2018 0

ESCAPE ROOMS: CATERING TO DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES

Originally published in TEACH Magazine, May/June 2018  By Martha Beach “I did not do well in school,” proclaims Paul Harvey. “I was that kid who couldn’t sit down and shut up for five minutes.” We have all met that student at one time or another—you may even have one in your class right now. “I’m…
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October 12, 2018 0

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING EARTH SCIENCE

Originally published in TEACH Magazine, January/February 2018 By Adam Stone Earth science has long been the poor cousin of STEM programs. It takes a back seat to technology and even among the straight sciences, rocks and rivers get short shrift alongside the physical sciences—properties of matter, motion, gravity. “It’s the least glamorous, it requires the…
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BRINGING PICTURES TO LIFE – TEACHING WITH GRAPHIC NOVELS

By Meagan Gillmore Beverley Brenna knows what children like to read. She has written award-winning children’s books. She teaches prospective English teachers in the University of Saskatchewan’s education program. Before that, she was a classroom teacher—a reading specialist for several years. But she’s “regretful” she couldn’t offer her students a valuable tool: graphic novels. “It’s…
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October 12, 2018 0

STUDENTS AS TEACHERS

Reversing the Roles By Michelle Shin I love to read. I consume as many books as my schedule allows and often find the time even when there isn’t any. However, that quantity combined with my overloaded memory means I barely remember what I just read. Yet, this is not so for the books I teach. Nothing…
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