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Inspiring students to write their stories

My students can express their voices through journal writing, poetry and narrative story writing. I want my students to know their stories don’t have to be confined to their hearts.

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Developing academic vocabulary

Knowledge of advanced academic vocabulary makes it possible for students to engage with, produce and talk about texts valued in the classroom. But how do we develop our students’ academic language in meaningful ways?

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How to improve writing in any subject

Here are some best practices that secondary school teachers can use to improve writing in any subject.

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Music production hits the right notes

Whether it’s recording a live instrument, working with pre-recorded sounds, sound designing, DJing or remixing, music production is a great way to engage secondary school students in learning.

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Incorporating movement into learning

Teaching elementary school students while they are up on their feet gives them the opportunity to allow their bodies and minds to work together.

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Including pop culture in the curriculum

Incorporating popular culture in the classroom is a way to make what I am trying to teach immediately more relevant and engaging for my students. In my classroom, “texts” can be lyrics, music videos, films, comics, TV shows, graphic novels or even YouTube videos.