Guest Post: Learning to Talk About the Power of Stories – 5 How-To Guides for Innovative Literature Circles

In this post, we share five How-To Guides for facilitating literature circles that help learners uncover the power of stories. The guides range from grades Pre-K-6th grade. About Literature Circles: Literature circles (sometimes called book groups or literature groups) are book discussion groups organized around a book, theme, genre, or author. Students must learn to be…

What does “trust the process” really mean in teaching?

  This week, my pre-service teachers celebrated the end of their “writing workshop” fieldwork experience with an authors celebration of their fifth graders’ writing. The middle school halls were lined with tables full of poetry, short stories, and magazines. Kids strolled around reading each others’ work and writing endearing messages on comment sheets that the…

RB: The first School in the Cloud opens in the UK

Originally posted on TED Blog:
A group of students explores a question at the Killingworth School in the Cloud, as a volunteer member of the “Granny Cloud” gives them guidance from the screen. By Sarah Schoengold Sugata Mitra has opened the doors of the world’s first School in the Cloud. Located inside George Stephenson High…