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Using Legal Humor: “Lawyer Joke of the Day” Activity

The Opportunity: There is a great treasure trove of lawyer jokes and legal humor out there.

The Challenge: How do you incorporate it into a class in a way that feels appropriate, helpful, and non-trivial? 473 more words

Stephen Horowitz

The scene is familiar.  You and your little one (or ones) are ready to share a story.

You have found the perfect space to cuddle up in.   378 more words


Teaching vocabulary – a whole school approach

In my last post, I queried whether schools should focus their vocabulary programmes on teaching tier two words, or if they would be better served directing their limited resources on improving the teaching of tier one words, particularly in the first instance. 1,481 more words

Teaching And Learning

Exploring The Orenda -- Part 2

Exploring The Orenda — continued…

How can I activate and provide background knowledge for myself? What questions do I have before reading?

  1. What is the book about?
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Exploring The Orenda -- Part 1

Exploring The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

Picking up the book:

Confession: I am not drawn to books I “should” read — although, to contradict myself,  the book… 406 more words


Creating Context to Aid Memorization - the Grammar Stage

As a parent, I’m sure you’ve told your elementary student at one time or another that he really needed to memorize his multiplication facts.  For that, I (and all of my fellow educators) say a big THANK YOU!!   844 more words