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Internship Reflection 3: Expectations

The first standard in the state-designated teacher preparation standards is about expectations. The standard states “1. Expectations – the teacher communicates high expectations for student learning.” One of the sub-criteria that I have focused a lot on during my internship is standard 1.2: “Communicating with Students – Teacher’s explanation of content is appropriate and connects with students’ knowledge and experience.” For me, this standard involves being really communicative with students about what you are teaching, what they are learning, how they are learning it and why it is important. 329 more words


LLM Summer Reading Club

I find myself thinking a lot about ways to interweave extensive reading into the law school experience of our LLM students. So much time is spent engaged in intensive reading. 246 more words


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

My students finally finished the video about how to define human rights.  After the video was over, I gave them another minute or two to record additional thoughts or ideas learned from the presentation.  1,263 more words


Human Rights: An Introduction

As I noted in my previous post, my students will explore human rights issues through various readings, choose a topic, research it, develop a thesis and an outline, write an essay, revise, edit, rewrite and publish it.  905 more words


Water Cycle- Multiple languages

This website is a government sponsored website that provides great resources in many of the big ideas of science. For this purpose, the link I chose was a summary of the water cycle. 99 more words

Earth Science

Homework Poster Presentations

A lot is being written about the value of assigning homework.

I explain the assignment (usually a first draft reading), and make sure my ELLs have everything they need in order to successfully complete it.   238 more words