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How to Help Your Students Build Relevant Background Knowledge.

One of the most important things that I have learned as an educator is that I can never assume that my students know something 822 more words

Match-up Books

   Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is one of my favorite books. Not only is it an intriguing story, but it offers a wonderful opportunity to develop students’ background knowledge about World War II. 411 more words

What I Mean

The language we produce in speech is a conclusion to a set of mentally processed thoughts. These thoughts are exclusive to each individual i.e. all individuals have their own unique thoughts that aren’t configured in the same way as another individual. 201 more words

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