It has been a busy week. Here are some links.
The Game– CUE Blog “I am sad to admit, that it was school that ended my son’s love of learning.” – This happens a lot, I’m afraid and I know I have been guilty of it as well. A good reminder that we want kids to love learning, not just play the game of school.
Vocabulary Instruction That Works “The top recommendation from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is that reading for understanding in the primary grades is best supported by building academic language and vocabulary.”
The Seven Biggest Lies that Keep Teachers from Implementing Project-Based Learning – John Spencer always has some great thoughts on PBL and design thinking. He deals with some of the reasons we may be hesitant to try it.
Every Child is a Reader (Even If They Can’t Read the Words) This has been something I’ve tried teaching my students who are developing readers. I have one that does a fantastic job coming up with a story based on the pictures. Not reading words, but still attempting to construct meaning.
A Simple Way to Build Rapport with Challenging Students Michael Linsin always has some good thoughts on classroom management. The idea fits well into Win-Win Discipline (Same Side Chat) by Kagan.
Have a restful weekend.