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New Course: Young Adult Literature: Bringing relevant texts into our classrooms

Credit: 3 graduate credits from Saint Michael’s College When: June 23, 2022 – August 11, 2022 Instructor: Sarah Miller, M.Ed. Location: Online Intended audience: Teachers of Students in Grades 7-10 Cost: $1,575 with 3 credits / $900 without credits (we can bill for either 2021-22 or 2022-23 school year) Course Description:  In this course, teachers

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Teaching the Child: What I Learned as a Multiage Teacher

Teaching the Child: What I Learned as a Multiage Teacher Ellen A. Thompson, Ed.D It is true. I was a multiage teacher. More importantly, I was a multiage teacher by choice. I taught two grades at once andthen graduated to a three grade span classroom. I learned so much from

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How can short poetry forms be mentor texts for metaphorical thinking?

How can short poetry forms be mentor texts for metaphorical thinking? ~ Melanie Stultz-Backus Most teachers have asked their students, from earliest grades through secondary school, to read and write Haiku.  There are many short poetic forms, from epigrams to cinquains to clerihews to “Nashers”  that can help students move

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