If spring’s not quite in the air, perhaps your thoughts are turning to things spring — spring lessons, spring trips, springs flowers! As we thaw out from winter’s chill, for bees and flower this season is about one thing: feeding and fertilizing. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘literacy’
We know many of you are on February break, a time for you to relax and refresh. Without the pressure of daily lessons and the myriad other responsibilities teachers have, we hope you can also explore new resources to stimulate your learning enjoyment and to motivate students. With GREAT PERFORMANCES, produced by WGBH in Boston, you’ll find outstanding works to engage and enlighten you as well as students, especially with the assistance of GREAT PERFORMANCES FOR EDUCATORS. (more…)
Posted in PBS Resources, Programming Highlights, Teaching Tools, Uncategorized, tagged civil rights, classroom, Classroom tips for memorizing, education, Gettysburg Address, grades 5-8, grades 9-12, history, learning, literacy, pbs, video, WGBY on February 12, 2014 |
THE ADDRESS, Ken Burns’ 90-minute documentary, airing on WGBY April 15, 2014, tells the inspiring story of the Greenwood School in Putney Vermont, where students are encouraged each year to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s oration and remind us of its principles, WGBY challenges everyone in our region — especially students — to join others across our country who are video recording themselves as they read or recite these enduring words.
Proponents of blended learning are like the early settlers forging west — the path is full of unexpected obstacles. So states a report by staff writers in the January 27th issue of eSchool News. As school leaders consider adopting blended learning to provide more opportunities for their students, the article highlights five key considerations gleaned from the thousands of schools engaged in this approach. (more…)
Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged grades 6-8, grades 9-12, history, literacy, National Standards for History, pbs learningmedia, shakespeare, Video Lending Library, Wuthering Heights on January 28, 2014 |
The Catcher in the Rye has long been at the top of lists for favorite novels read in high school. In addition to the text, students are often intrigued by the mystery of its elusive author, J. D. Salinger. Filmmaker Shane Salerno’s 10-year investigation culminates in the first work to get beyond J. D. Salinger’s impenetrable wall of privacy and seclusion. On Tuesday, January 21, at 9p, WGBY airs AMERICAN MASTERS: Salinger, an exclusive, never-before-seen director’s cut of Salinger featuring 15 minutes of new material. View a preview and learn more about the film and classroom resources. (more…)
Colorín Colorado, a bilingual site is filled with useful information, strategies, and resources whether for the ESL teacher or content area teacher with one or two English learners in class. Although many activities have been designed for PreK-3 children, most can be adapted for students through high school, with many strategies applicable to all students, regardless of their primary language. (more…)
Write Now! video writing prompts for grades 6 – 12 at PBS LearningMedia are tools for educators and students to use in the classroom to encourage creative writing. The topics covered in these clips are general/social topics that challenge students to evaluate common day occurrences or items in different ways. (more…)
Here’s a timely video for teaching the little folk about the multiple holidays that are celebrated this time of year. Plans are under way in Elwood City for the best holiday ever! Arthur Read, the world’s most famous aardvark, and his friends are making preparations for the perfect holiday season to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. But Arthur and his friends discover that holiday joy isn’t found in the artificial vision of “perfect”, but in the wonderfully messy imperfect world they live in. Borrow this delightful and informative DVD (Arthur’s Perfect Christmas), by clicking here.