Do you get notes of genuine thanks or praise in your mailbox? They mean so much more than a candy cane attached to a computer-generated holiday card and more than 10 teacher appreciation lunches. Don’t you agree? Yet it seems that such lovely dispatch is a dying art form.
Because of the reliance on email, text messaging, and other forms of communication, the old-fashioned handwritten letter has become a relic of the past. But the emergence of such technologies has also made letter writing that much more poignant and meaningful.
How would your students feel if they received a personally written note from you? How much more leverage and influence do you think you would have?
What a lovely idea! After reading this I went onto ebay in search of cute letter writing sets.
So I made this anonymous survey on Google Docs. It’ll take about five minutes to fill out, and I’ll post the statistical results (with charts and everything) next Tuesday.
And I’m not telling you what to do, but if you reblog this then more people will see it and more people will fill it out and the results will be even more impressive and I’ll promise to never write another run-on sentence again.
How to accommodate for a student who is hard of hearing
Students with hearing impairments cannot hear well enough to use hearing as a primary channel of learning without significant assistance. Due to this impairment, language development and reading skills are likely to be influenced.
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Grade: Year Eight/Nine (Middle High School)
Topic: Analysing Film as a Text and Essay Writing, using Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog.
At some point in all students’ education, they need to learn how to write a decent essay, usually responding to a text. Furthermore, it’s one thing to write a text about a book (we can all do that), but most students are unaware of the specifics of film as texts and the techniques they use.
This unit of work focuses on how to study film as a text, understand the importance of the context a text was made in, and how to appropriately address an essay question. This could be majorly dull work, if you weren’t using DR HORRIBLE’S SING ALONG BLOG! I’ve found that not many teachers (let alone students!) know of the awesomeness that is Dr. Horrible, so the element of surprise usually works in your favor.
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