Twice a year, the Global Lit Book Club meets to discuss books about life in other cultures. We try to read one fiction and one non-fiction book each year and try to choose countries that are in the news. Two weeks ago we met to discuss Blue Label by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles. This book set… Continue Reading New Global Lit Book Club Choice: The Line Becomes a River
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My final post about James Lang’s book Small Teaching focuses on using prediction as a way of engaging our students before they learn. Lang explains that by asking students to predict an answer or trend or result before they learn about it, they are more likely to remember that material later, even if their predictions… Continue Reading How Do You Think Predictions Increase Learning?
As I mentioned in my last post, this summer I read Small Teaching by James Lang and found it incredibly informative. Another interesting topic he writes about is how to help students remember course information. He calls this retrieval and says that if we want students to retrieve information from their memories, then we have… Continue Reading Helping Students Remember
This summer I read a book called Small Teaching by James M. Lang. Even though I have been teaching for 28 years (gasp!), have a Masters degree in Education and secondary school teaching certification, I learned a ton from this book. I thought maybe I would dedicate the rest of my 4×4 posts to suggestions… Continue Reading Starting Strong: The First Five Minutes of Class
Thank you once again to the entire NMC community for another great day of learning with and from each other at the 2019 October Conference–it was such fun! 59 different colleagues presented 43 great sessions, and while I have attended many national conferences, these sessions were as informative and well-led as any of them. From… Continue Reading What a Day!