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Outbreak - Lesson idea

After witnessing a vaccine debate on a virtual HE group, I reached out to someone who spoke logically, intelligently and an informed manner about vaccines. I voiced my concerns about the anti-vax movement being so predominant in the HE community, which I will go into more in another post. 326 more words


ENGAGE, EQUIP, & EMPOWER: Lesson Ideas for the Chinese New Year

February 16th will be the first day of the New Year on the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year of the calendar’s 12-year cycle is represented by an animal. 178 more words

Celebrate Urban Birds! Creative Science Right Outside

When I look out my office window, there’s a pretty limited selection of wildlife. But always, even in a Michigan winter, there are birds. Birds are part of virtually every global ecosystem, and in urban landscapes they are one of the most visible evidences that even amidst concrete, the cycles of life continue. 279 more words

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Discussing Like a Historian--Or a Scientist, or a Scholar

Last week I wrote about my hope that helping students see the variety of historical perspectives—and the conflicts that ensued—might allow them to more readily navigate today’s often-gridlocked perspectives on multiple issues. 609 more words

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Mixtures and Solutions Module


The link above will take you to an overview of a 5th grade mixtures and solutions module from FOSS which is a researched-based science curriculum developed at UC Berkeley.   72 more words

General ideas for teaching pronunciation

(This is a follow-up to my post on phonology-based activities. I’m sharing it now because some of our teachers are about to begin training for the Trinity DipTESOL. 1,744 more words

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Reading Like a Historian: Antidote to the (Fake) News Wars?

It takes very few conversations these days to understand it is very hard for individuals who view the world from one perspective to hear, understand, and appreciate an alternative point of view. 473 more words

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