Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend!

Enjoy the long weekend, everyone! You've earned it. To kick off your weekend, here's a fun clip of America's favorite 6 year-old spelling champ, Akash Vukoti.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Teen English Academy

Big news for the summer - we are offering our first ever class for teenagers! Teen English Academy will be open to English-language learners from 13 - 17 years old. They will be in class from Monday through Wednesday, with field trips on Thursdays. The course will run from July 11 through August 11 for $785.

If anybody has questions, please send them to the office!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Social Teacher: 50 Questions

Teach Thought is a blog and podcast focused on professional development for teachers. The content can skew a little K-12, but there are still some very insightful pieces for teachers working in higher education. 

50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think is a list of questions to use in the various academic disciplines to help students develop metacognition and critical thinking abilities. Some of the literary questions (If you were this character, how would the story change? How would you change the end of the story and why?) might be of interest to teachers working with literature in their classes. Likewise, some of the scientific questions (How can you justify this information? What are some of the complexities we should consider?) are great for guiding students through a piece of persuasive writing or a research project.

Teach Thought can be found on Twitter (@TeachThought) and Facebook