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Getting the most out of articles

I’m all about squeezing as much as I can out of a resource while minimizing the time required for preparation. As many of you are, I am busy with other preps and students, and prep time can get out of hand. 610 more words


Advice from students for future students

As we are nearing the end of another semester, I asked my students to write a paragraph or two offering advice to future students who will be taking this ethics course; in turn, when I meet with a new batch of students, I will share with them the advice offered by former students — here is what one class had to offer: 725 more words

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Podcasts for Learning

As someone who spends a lot of time in the car traveling between my various students and destinations, I listen to a myriad of podcasts to pass the time behind the wheel. 239 more words


Inferring in Nonfiction: Going Beyond the Text

by Stephanie Harvey

Inferential thinking is the bedrock of understanding.

Inferring involves drawing a conclusion or making an interpretation based on information that is not explicitly stated in the text. 645 more words


Nontoxic and Natural - Earth Day – April 22, 2018

“Here is calm so deep, grasses cease waving…wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us. The sun shines not on us, but in us. 778 more words

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Silent Discussions

Today in class we had our first silent discussion and it went so well that I felt I should share the idea. I first read about silent discussions on an educational site I follow and I thought it would be a fun activity to try out. 156 more words