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  1. More On #SaidNoTeacherEver
  2. New Geography Sites
  3. For Theory Of Knowledge Teachers
  4. Everyone Should Hear This Speech From Karen Lewis
  5. “Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers”
  6. Infographics On How Congress Works
  7. “It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?”
  8. “When there’s a contract, then call us maybe”
  9. USA Today “Beta” Site Looks Good For ELL’s
  10. Search Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...
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More On #SaidNoTeacherEver

I’ve made a few new additions to “A Sampling Of The Best Tweets With The #SaidNoTeacherEver Hashtag.”

You might want to check them out…..




New Geography Sites

I just made a number of new additions to The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners.

And I’ll be continuing to add more…..



For Theory Of Knowledge Teachers

IB TOK Tutor always tweets out supporting resources for all essay prompts. I’ve collected them for the May, 2013 essays (and will continue to add more) over at my Theory Of Knowledge Class Blog.

Your students might find them helpful….




Everyone Should Hear This Speech From Karen Lewis

Thousands of teachers rallied in Chicago on Saturday. One of the speeches was from Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union, and it is not-to-be-missed. Fortunately, Mike Klonsky has a video of it posted on his blog, and I would strongly urge you to watch and listen to it now…

You can also listen to it here:

Of course, I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike.

Thousands of striking Chicago teachers rally in labor show of force, despite tentative deal is a Washington Post article about the rally.



“Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers”

I’ve made some recent additions to The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers over at my other blog, Engaging Parents In School.

Readers might find them useful….




Infographics On How Congress Works

I’ve previously posted about Votetocracy, which shared concerned I have about the site. I continue to have those same concerns, but they did just publish a series of somewhat useful infographics on how the U.S. Congress works.

If I was still teaching U.S. History (as I’ve mentioned, I’m doing Geography this year), I’d show them to students and challenge them to come up with something better. But it’s a whole lot easier to have examples than if you’re starting from scratch….



“It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?”

With Constitution Day coming up on Monday in the United States, I can’t think of anything that would prepare a teacher better than to read Bill Bigelow’s piece, It’s Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?

Here are the last two paragraphs:

Asking students to think critically about the Constitution is not a demand for them to come to any particular conclusion about the Constitution and those who drafted it. Rather, treating the Constitution as a product of social conflict and written by partisans in that conflict implicitly gives students permission to become thinkers. No longer intimidated by the document’s holy status, they can analyze and draw their own conclusions. And part of the analysis that our students need to do today is to ask of any social policy: Who benefits? Educators can introduce race and class as key categories of inquiry — an exploration that is essential if young people are to think clearly about everything from climate change to health care.

Today, we need young people who can look at the world from multiple perspectives — especially from the perspectives of those who may not be well served by our society’s arrangements of wealth and power. On this Constitution Day, let’s encourage schools to teach outside the textbook as part of a broader curriculum of critical thinking.

I’m adding this to The Best Sites For Learning About The Constitution Of The United States.

 



“When there’s a contract, then call us maybe”

Here are the newest additions to The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike:

This video came via Mike Klonsky:

Here are the lyrics:

We miss the sound of the bell.
Our schools aren’t something to sell.
We got a story to tell.
The Board is in our way.

Our complaints we could list.
Teachers have just one wish:
To get back to our kids.
The Board is in our way.

Our line was holdin’.
Red shirts, all a glowin’
Union pride, we were showin’
Where’s our contract going, baby?

CHORUS:
Hey, We’ve been striking,
And this is crazy.
When there’s a contract,
call us maybe.
x2

We’ve been striking for so long
We want to stop that.
We want to stop that.
We want to stop, stop that.

We’ve missed teaching for long.
We want to go back.
We want to go back.
We want to go, go back.

(Repeat from chorus)

Teachers appear to be the winner is from The Chicago Sun Times.

Mayor’s reputation tarnished in teachers union dust-up is from The Chicago Tribune.



USA Today “Beta” Site Looks Good For ELL’s

USA Today has just unveiled its new “beta” website (they plan on making it their permanent home soon, I think), and it looks good.

I especially like the fact that they show a headline with an image underneath, and if you put the cursor on the image the first paragraph shows-up. I think it will make the site especially accessible to ELL’s.

I’m adding it to The Best Visually Engaging News Sites.




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