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Disorganized notes, while sometimes the hallmark of creative genius, are usually correlated to disorganized thinking. When I first meet my students in August, I often see notebooks that look like Kurt Cobain’s journal. Of course, a few select prodigies can … Continue reading
I am currently enjoying my summer and reading several books. One of them is Think Like a Freak, by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. As I’ve discussed before, it was their first two books (Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics) that heavily … Continue reading
Would your students jump at the chance to talk about an issue like this during your class? Does conformity to a common goal make society stronger or weaker? (Divergent) Teachers know that getting teens’ attention is half the battle, and … Continue reading
Last week I introduced the first major problem students encounter in reading, Interruption of the Perceptual Act, along with a solution and implementation strategy. Today we’ll move on to the second problem and how it can be addressed.
Hockey sticks clacking, ice chunks spraying, my nephew Stephen raced down the rink, hugging the puck between stick and skates. Abruptly, he swirled to a stop, pulled out his playbook and reviewed the play strategy for this game situation, a … Continue reading
If you’re planning to teach the Teengagement® Unit of Study Catfishing, here are five companion resources you can use to engage students and extend their knowledge.
Recently I had the opportunity to model an introductory lesson for the Women’s Rights Unit of Study at a Middle School in Indian River School District. This Adobe Connect Session provides you with the body of the lesson that I … Continue reading
Students must be able to not only read with comprehension, but discuss and write based on evidence from the text. In this extension activity, students will write a Six-Word Sound Byte on a text-dependent discussion question from the Teengagement® Unit … Continue reading
The Challenge 36-year-old Mark limped into the class room just in time to secure the last seat. He let his books fall to the floor by his feet and faced the front of the room. I could see the carotid … Continue reading