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Reflections on Illich 04: Why so long to do such simple stuff (and then get it wrong at the end of the process)

Illich, I. (1970). Deschooling Society. Cuernavaca, Mexico: CIDOC.  Downloadable from: http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/Deschooling/intro.html

pp. 13-14  “There are very few skills that cannot be mastered by intensive drill over a relatively short time at a cost far less than the cost of 12 years of schooling.” 527 more words

Ivan Illich

United Way, UNC Charlotte host tutor training Sept. 13, 2014

United Way of Central Carolinas and the Center for Adolescent Literacies is co-hosting another ReadWriteServe tutor/mentor training. The training will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. 83 more words


It's Never Too Late For Literacy

By: Ebonye Gussine Wilkins

I was recently reading an article about a father-turned-author because he was trying to encourage his child to read. The father had noticed his son’s vocabulary becoming stagnant, and he decided to do something about it by starting an in-home reading club. 352 more words


Mr. Nussbaum - Free Reading Comprehensions

I came across this website through the summer course I’m doing at the minute with CPD college. The website offers a series of reading comprehensions which would be a great addition to any sub-kit and ideal for early finishers. 65 more words

Substitute Teacher


By Mal Keenan
One reading activity I love to use in the classroom is 3-2-1. This quick formative assessment for determining importance works well as an exit slip in whole group and small group instruction. 229 more words

A To Z Abroad

Parents and Story Time

Last week, we talked about using activity centers for story time. As highlighted in the original post, one of the major benefits that came from using activity centers at story time instead of crafts was increased conversation between parents and children. 355 more words


What I learned from camp

It’s been a week since I returned from Camp ALEC.  I’m still trying to wrap my brain around everything I experienced and learned throughout the week.  601 more words