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LIST: 10 Summer Movies to Broaden Kids' Perspectives

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Comment by Elena Meredith on March 7, 2011 at 10:29am

Hi, middle school teachers! Dr. Diane Heacox (associate professor of Education at St. Cate's in St. Paul, MN) is doing a webinar this Thursday, March 10 at 3pm CST: Defensible Differentiation: Succeeding in Academically Diverse Classrooms. This webinar is for beginners AND those of you who are already differentiating instruction in the classroom.


Elena Meredith, Free Spirit Publishing

Comment by Janet Hirshberg on January 24, 2011 at 7:37pm
I am planning on reading the GaryPaulsen book The Car with my middle school writing lab students.  These are special ed students and we are exploring and learning about good writing. I think they will love the story and am looking for ideas to go along with it.  The boy in the story is left parentless and builds a kit car and starts a journey.  If anyone has any ideas for writing that go along with this book, I would love them.
Comment by Johnathan Chase on December 18, 2010 at 9:17am

An early holiday gift for teachers looking for a film-based extended writing activity to focus their students during the week before Christmas break...


It's a Wonderful Life

Comment by Deb Kaczmar on December 15, 2010 at 10:33am

New-comer...  I teach Jr. High Technology, and am getting a masters in Educational Technology.  My classes opened my eyes to the multitude of benefits of blogging, so here I am. 

Comment by Shirley Durr on October 18, 2010 at 3:09pm
C'mon, Ryan!

"Tamara, I think you'll find that MS teachers do a lot of great high interest "YA reading" (check the Adolescent Lit group) and leave the crusty (even though I love Gatsby) canonical reading to the high school teachers."


I'm a high school teacher and I rarely do the canonical -- maybe once a year. My students also want the high interest reading! And so do I.
Comment by Kelly Farrow on September 15, 2010 at 9:22am
Thanks to Bill Zimmerman for his great fill-in-the-blank comic pages! They're part of his book called 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw. These fill-ins could be used for both genders and quite a few grade levels. I plan to use them for some upcoming comics-related lessons. If you didn't see the site yet, take a look!
Comment by Erin Bloom on August 24, 2010 at 2:42pm
Please visit my new classroom blog and comment:
Also, "Like" us on Facebook to show your support!

As it progresses, this blog will provide students with a portal to display their art and scholarship, as well as a web-based space for educational commentary, innovative ideas, and most importantly, a place where minds are able to BLOOM and flourish.
Comment by Kelly Farrow on July 24, 2010 at 7:16pm
Two great groups you might be interested if you serve an urban population or have lots of kids who enjoy Street Lit: - A great Street Lit wiki - A LinkedIn group for those interested in Street Lit
Comment by Susan on March 3, 2010 at 6:55pm
I am looking for a traveling theater group to perform a play or musical for seventh graders this spring. Does anyone have a suggestions?
Comment by Ryan Goble on January 26, 2010 at 12:37pm
Thank you for joining Jeff - there is certainly a wonderful mix of teachers new and old (being a very relative term, of course) in this group. Don't be afraid to ask questions here!

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