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The concept of different "learning styles" is one of the greatest neuroscience myths - 102 views

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    The notion that people have different "learning styles" -- e.g., visual, auditory, kinesthetic -- is a myth with no evidence to support it. It is a widely-held belief that is harmful to students as it sends the message that are only capable of certain types of learning.
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CCSS "I Can" statements for K-8 - 64 views

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    Kids learn best when they know what they're supposed to be learning. Make learning outcomes explicit with kid-friendly "I Can" statements tied to each Common Core standard.
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    Kids learn best when they know what they're supposed to be learning. Make learning outcomes explicit with kid-friendly "I Can" statements tied to each Common Core standard.
aaxtell

Enhancing Literacy Instruction Through Infographics - 75 views

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    As contemporary learners continue to connect to iconography and visual data in our daily lives, making sense of and creating infographics will become an essential skill. The design features of infographics are listed as critical tools for supporting specific ELA/Literacy standards at all levels.
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    As contemporary learners continue to connect to iconography and visual data in our daily lives, making sense of and creating infographics will become an essential skill. The design features of infographics are listed as critical tools for supporting specific ELA/Literacy standards at all levels.
aaxtell

Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students - 60 views

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    Infographic showing research on the impact of school libraries on student achievment
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    Infographic showing research on the impact of school libraries on student achievment
aaxtell

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events - 19 views

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    News articles and opinion pieces available at different levels of text complexity.
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    News articles and opinion pieces available at different levels of text complexity.
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Don't Crush Reading Motivation - Education Week - 48 views

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    Teachers should embrace the idea of students choosing their own books, even if they are too hard, Barbara C. Wheatley says.
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