Why Kids Should Grade Teachers

The end of the semester is upon us!  How about getting feedback from your students in the form of course evaluations.  An article in The Atlantic points to evidence that students have valuable feedback for us.   Here are some I used a few years ago.  This semester I think I’ll go digital… Advertisements

Great Resources for ELLs and the Common Core

Colorin Colorado: A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.

Great Blog Post With Many Resources for Teaching Argumentative Writing

http://maryannreilly.blogspot.com/2012/09/resources-for-teaching-argumentative.html Plus, 8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Teach Argumentative Writing. And, a resource for teaching about strong and weak arguments. In addition, some ideas for teaching annotation and close reading.

Great argument resources on #engsschat tonight!

The complete list of education hashtags. Check out this list of education chats on Twitter. Or this article from The Learning Network at the NY Times.

Regents Prep Apps

Teacherswithapps reviewed a Suite of Regents Prep Apps.  Are they useful for our students?

Preemptive Education Conference September 28-30

The Preemptive Education Conference finds its roots in the Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training. Now in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, CUNY Graduate Center, NYCoRE, El Puente, and … Continue reading

What are your favorite teacher sites?

Here is one of mine: The New York Times Learning Network. Find words of the day, lesson plans for all subjects, resources for ELLs, contests for students, election resources, news quizzes and more.