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”.
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.
Do we encourage active listening? How do you know when your students are listening to your “words of wisdom?”
How do you talk to your students when tragic events occur?