“How can my students learn literacy in a science classroom?” As a science teacher, I frequently hear this question from my colleagues. It is easy to confuse literacy for the act of learning to read, when really literacy is the act of reading to learn. This confusion can make non-language arts teachers believe that literacy is not a part of their instruction. Continue reading Strategy Share: Teaching Literacy in the Science Classroom
The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver, a high school social studies and English language arts teacher in Boston, Massachusetts, after her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for Pre-K-12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. “No, we can’t change the world because our voices don’t … Continue reading Strategy Share: Exploring Our Changing Planet in Humanities Classrooms
UNITED STATES The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Do you know these words? (Washington Post) Don’t constrict your vocabulary. Expand it with our glossary. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Do You Know These ‘Forbidden’ Words?
WEATHER Tens of millions of Americans are covered by winter weather advisories, watches, or warnings. Sort them out here. (The Weather Channel) Use our activity to create a weather map of the U.S. or your local area. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the National Weather Hazards map from the good … Continue reading Winter Storm Jonas: Advisory, Watch, Warning, Threat
By Sara Zeglin Do you know what I love? Word games. Well, I love all kinds of games, really . . . but word games hold a special place in my heart. Alphabear is a free-to-play word game for iOS and Android in which you make words on a board. You don’t have to link the words together (like in Boggle) but you DO have … Continue reading Game of the Week: Alphabear