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Regardless of how many lesson plans you may write, guideposts can help to ensure lessons are comprehensive and effective.  At PBS LearningMedia you can find The Top Ten Questions to Ask Myself as I Design Lessons, the framework for the book Instruction for All Students by Paula Rutherford. These questions can be used to promote thinking about teaching and learning during the planning process, while teaching, and again when reflecting on the impact of the lesson (more…)

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On Wednesday, October 15, WGBY premieres the new series How We Got To Now with host Steven Johnson.   The programming begins at 9pm with CLEAN — Extraordinary ideas, innovations and unsung heroes who helped make America’s water supply cleaner, followed at 10pm with TIME — profiling the unsung heroes of time who helped advance navigation, technology and travel.  A PBS LearningMedia Collection targets video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides with  tools to drive this kind of innovative thinking among middle and high school students. (more…)

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October is Bullying Prevention Month and PBS LearningMedia can play a big role in teaching educators and students in a range of grades about conflict resolution and relationship-building as well as in preventing cyber bullying in today’s high tech world .  You and students can also learn about the brain’s role  in aggression (more…)

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Arthur’s 18th season began airing on WGBY last week.  This long-running PBS KIDS’ show is a strong learning tool for home and classroom settings.  Arthur and his friends will continue to have new adventures that explore childhood challenges with heart and humor while teaching problem-solving and pro-social skills.  The fun continues on the ARTHUR website, where kids, parents, caregivers and teachers can access a variety of educational resources,  (more…)

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During the 27th Hispanic Heritage Awards last night in Washington, DC, honored recipients included celebrities, physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials and community and business leaders. The awards, established by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos and recognize notable Latinos who have had a positive impact on America and the world in various fields. The recipient of the 2014 education award is the Hayden High School Robotics Team (more…)

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This video clip from the 2013 MAKERS series about the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon gives us an idea of what’s in store when WGBY begins airing new one-hour MAKERS documentary specials on September 30 at 9pm.  For six consecutive weeks we’ll see:   Women in Space, Women in Hollywood, Women in Comedy, Women in Business, Women in War, and Women in Politics.

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Students are often unaware of the challenges faced by their English-language learner peers. Hear the story of Moises, a fictional Spanish-speaking immigrant at an English Immersion School, who faces bullying as well as frustration at his own abilities. Help students understand these conflicts, while also learning new vocabulary and story elements, with this self-paced lesson in the “Inspiring Middle School Literacy’ collection on PBS LearningMedia.  In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, (more…)

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