May 19, 2013
The International Handbook of Research in Children’s Literacy, Learning and Culture presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies.
- Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research
- Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy
- Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures
, International Handbook
May 12, 2013
Murphy Hicks Henry is a professional banjo player and writer who founded the Women in Bluegrass newsletter and has written regularly for Bluegrass Unlimited and Banjo Newsletter. She answered our questions about her book Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass.
Q: You’re a professional banjo player. Growing up, did you encounter those who dismissed your playing because “you’re a girl.”
Henry: Oh, yes! I don’t think many women in bluegrass have escaped hearing the phrase, “you’re pretty good for a girl.” I know for me, since I was a girl, I felt like I had to play louder, harder, and better than any of the guys around me to be accepted—and respected. That was very important to me. In no way did I wa
, Murphy Hicks
May 4, 2013
The board met Wednesday to go over candidates for the temporary job and picked three finalists: Hazel Bauman, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Larry Parsons, of Roseburg, Ore.; and Stephen Rowley, of Tukwila.
The interim position became available when Greg Lynch asked to be released from his contract July 1 when he takes over as superintendent of the Olympic Educational Service District 114.
The board position opened when Christy Cathcart resigned April 10. Two applicants, Jeanie Schulze and Victoria Crescenzi, applied for the vacancy.
In February, Bauman had her superintendent contract extended by a year by the Coeur d’ Alene School Board, keeping her under contract through June 2016. She was credited by the board with developing safety measures following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and focusing on data to improve student achievement, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press.
Parsons was named superintendent of the Roseburg School District in 2008. He ha
, Pick Superintendent
May 1, 2013
You have set up the class library and . First of all, congratulations. Next, we need to keep them reading.
Having played Bingo and made some posters, I now ask my students to make some word games based on the stories they are reading. Students usually expect activities around words in a language class, so word games are no surprise. However, games like word search puzzles or crosswords are usually provided by the teacher. In this case, I am going to ask my students to make the games themselves, and more importantly, I am going to show them that the games they make are for their friends to solve.
You can follow the instructions for the word game here. I would like to focus on why we are doing word games and how this is helping our students learn better.
My students have played Bingo and made some posters for their stories.
, Word Games
April 21, 2013
The alternative to negative academic leadership is a style that is essentially positive, taking its cues from the movement known as positive psychology. Rather than devoting all of one’s attention to solving problems, it emphasizes strengthening what’s working well. The difference between negative and positive leadership may be best understood by contrasting why one goes to a doctor and why one goes to a personal trainer. The former tries to heal what’s ailing; the latter tries to strengthen what’s healthy. Positive academic leaders are equivalent to personal trainers for the programs they lead, and the result can be a truly transformative academic experience. This new Read more…
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