English. It is known as one of the most confusing and most difficult languages to learn. This, in my opinion, is partially because of the myriad amount of words that sound alike, but have different meanings. Even the most advanced English students sometimes still get mixed up when it comes to certain words. Below is … Continue reading 32 Commonly Confused Words In English
As much as I hate to admit it, classic literature isn't exactly popular among students these days. Even when I was in high school, most people couldn't believe my love for classics. Among many, these books are considered boring, stuffy, and overly complicated. Instead, many teens like to read modern fiction (if they read at … Continue reading How Reading Classics Can Help You Pass The SAT
Standardized testing has been a topic of much debate in American education. President George W. Bush passed a controversial law during his administration that made testing more prominent than ever. However, before leaving office, President Obama passed the ESSA Regulations that may make testing procedures a little less strict for students in the United States. … Continue reading ESSA, Historical Antecedents & the Future of Education
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo This picture book resolves around Elliot who is a very sophisticated young man. One day when he visits the zoo with his father, Elliot sees an exhibit of penguins. The arctic birds remind Elliot of himself with their black, suit-like pelts and laid back demeanor. Elliot decides to take … Continue reading 5 Picture Books To Use In Your Elementary Classroom
When I was a student, I groaned whenever the phrase "community service" was mentioned. I found it to be bothersome and didn't understand the purpose of doing it. However, as an adult, I now see how important community service is for our communities. On top of this, it is extremely beneficial for our students. In the … Continue reading Service Learning- How Can Your Students Make a Positive Contribution?
I recently began writing for Spoken English Practice, a company that provides English language learners with native English speakers. Through online lessons, the native speakers tutor the students and help them practice their speaking skills. In my first post, I discuss 6 grammar skills that can help English language learners with their spoken English. It … Continue reading 6 Advanced Grammar Rules To Improve Your English Speaking
A safe space is a place where students involved in the LGBTQ community can go to teachers or other staff members for support. It is called a "safe" space because it means that students can talk to someone without judgement. These spaces are usually shown via a sticker or a logo on a staff member's … Continue reading (Mis)understanding Safe Spaces For LGBTQ Students