Sunday, December 10, 2017

Educational Links 12/11/17

Learning & Attention Issues

America’s New Education Law: 3 Experts on the Most Common Mistakes States Are Making With Their ESSA Plans

My Favorite Resources In One Place

Secondary English Apps and Websites for ELA Teachers

5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting

Classroom discussions have been a staple of teaching forever, beginning with Socrates. I have taught using discussions, been a student in discussions, and observed other teachers' discussions thousands of times -- at least. Some have been boring, stifling or tedious enough to put me to sleep. Others have been so stimulating that I was sad to see them end. The difference between the two is obviously how interesting the topic is, but equally important is the level of student participation.

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