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Critical Thinking and Writing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/critical_thinking_and_writing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Conventional wisdom holds that one of the best ways to help student learn to engage in critical thinking is to foster their ability to write. But as teachers, a lack of well-written, poorly-reasoned… Continue Reading

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Getting Teachers to Write (Better)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/getting_teachers_to_write_better_interview_SB_wessling.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt is one thing to help teachers to find the time to write.  It is quite another to give them the tools they need to be able to write better.  In this podcast Sarah… Continue Reading

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When a Teacher’s Writing Goes Viral

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/when_writing_goes_viral.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne the most challenging aspects of being an educator is getting those outside of the profession to take you seriously.  Unless, of course, you are Lori Rice. Not only did her opinion catch the… Continue Reading

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Lasagna, Santa Clause, and Other Lessons in Listening and Speaking

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Lasagna_Santa_and_Other_Listening_and_Speaking_Lessons.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhile much of education acknowledges the need for us to focus on literacy and numeracy, not everyone realizes the paramount importance of listening and spoken language skills. For example, I remember that when my… Continue Reading

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Improving and Assessing Teen Engagement in Literacy Activities

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Improving_and_Engaging_Teens.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOver the past decade it seems that I have had the same literacy conversation dozens of times with parents.  Around the time a student hits his or her teenage years, it seems that their… Continue Reading