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Lessons from the Pandemic for Effective Reading Instruction

Jun 13, 2021 9:09:19 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy

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We are all looking forward to a fall where most students are expected to return to traditional schooling.  However, the mark of blended learning has already been imprinted- and it’s highly probable that features of remote and hybrid instruction are here to stay.  

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Community Impact from the Classroom: 3 Ways to Empower Students to Affect Local Change

Jun 3, 2021 3:02:23 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Student Agency, Student Voice

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4 Ways to Foster Growth Mindset with Students

Jun 3, 2021 3:00:41 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in 21st Century Skills

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Mindset can change a classroom dynamic, and help to raise a generation of self-aware leaders. Carol Dweck differentiates between growth mindset -- “I love a challenge!” learners, and fixed mindset -- “I’m not a math person,” learners. While both mindsets are powerful enough to dictate success, only one actually leads to it.

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4 Reasons Learning a New Language is Beneficial for Students

May 28, 2021 8:31:52 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in SEL, Academic Language

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While learning a new language can be fun and exciting, bilingual and multilingual experience increases academic performance,  enhances work-force success, and even slows down age-related brain decline.  

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Why Middle School Teachers Should Embrace Music in all Content Areas

May 28, 2021 8:28:23 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Music, Secondary Education

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These days, music isn’t just for music class.  At least, it shouldn't be.  

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4 Ways to Support Students with Limited Exposure to Academic English

May 17, 2021 2:33:07 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Academic Language, English Language Learners

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In a report written by Robin Scarella, a member of The University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute, she states, “Learning academic English is probably one of the surest, most reliable ways of attaining socio-economic success in the United States today.”

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Social Emotional Intelligence through Art Education

May 13, 2021 9:08:17 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Art Education, SEL

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Think back to your own education, about a time that arts-at-school made a lasting impression on you.  Perhaps it was wrapping squares of tissue paper around our pencil erasers to create a unique Mother’s Day card.  Maybe we contributed to a mural on the elementary playground, or played a role in the middle school musical, or kicked off homecoming as a member of the marching band. 

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Helping New Middle-Schoolers Read for Information and Retention

May 13, 2021 9:06:53 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Secondary Education

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Early middle school is an important transitional time in a young person’s academic life. “It bridges the gap between elementary school, where a child learns how to read and be a student, and high school, where [they] will take on the full responsibilities of being a young adult.” (Institute of Reading Development, 2019)

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5 Ways to Strengthen Vocabulary for Students

May 5, 2021 7:37:00 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Vocabulary

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Successful students have a strong command of grade-appropriate language. The following research-based, cross-content, multi-grade strategies will help you support your learners in growing their vocab repertoire.

 

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5 Strategies to Increase Students' Media Literacy

May 4, 2021 9:36:19 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, 21st Century Skills, Media Literacy

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