Did you know April is Poetry Month? I didn’t. If you are looking for ways to incorporate poetry into your class, check out these sites:
http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poster-gallery – free poster promoting poetry month 2015, limited posters from previous years for $5.http://www.edutopia.org/blog/9-mobile-apps-for-poetry-monica-burns– apps for your iPad or Android, some free, some with a small fee
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactiv es/word-mover-b-30964.html – web-based “magnetic poetry” app with options for different word banks, backgrounds, and colors. (Hint: this is only one of the many educational tools available from “readwritethink”.
In response to a complaint filed by parents of a child with a history of violent behaviors including grabbing and hitting his teacher, the Family Policy Compliance Office (“FPCO”) agreed with a school district’s disclosure of personally identifiable information from their son’s education records without their consent.
As our schools continue to grow their English language learner populations, it becomes increasingly important for schools to find tools and resources that can assist students in language acquisition and help them better interact with their teachers throughout the process.
Last Tuesday was quite a day in case you haven’t heard. The governor’s office issued an executive order to require discussion of "administrative services" consolidation in all schools that spend less than 60% of their revenue in the classroom.
I’m Jamila MacArthur, and I’m excited to join the amazing Teaching & Learning team as the director.