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From MSA to CA: A Beginner’s Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic

Editors note: This is a guest blog post by Lina Gomaa, Arabic Instructor in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University, about the Creative Commons-licensed textbook she wrote, From MSA to CA: A Beginner’s Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic. 

2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything

flickeringbrad-student-beliefs2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education We know the relationship between feedback and achievement is strong. What about the relationship between feedback, personalization and, hence, motivation? The recently-released Gallup poll on American education...

12 Things I Want To Hear My Students Say

flickeringbrad-hear-my-students-say-fiWhat Teachers Want To Hear: 12 Examples by Terry Heick “Ohhh, now I get it.” The iconic phrase that teachers value hearing. A sign that you’ve moved a student from not understanding to understanding. Into the light....

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Mapping the Taiping Civil War

This semester I’ve been helping Susan Fernsebner, UMW professor extraordinare, with her section of HIST 297: History Colloquium. This course serves as “an introduction to the methods historians use to analyze the past,” and all three sections, each taught by a different member of the department, are focusing on digital skills not as an add-on, but as a critical, integrated part of the course.

The Smartest Kids In The World: 50 Brilliant Students That Model A Love For Learning

The Smartest Kids In The World: 50 Brilliant Students That Model A Love For Learning There have always been some pretty smart—make that incredibly smart—teenagers around. Take, for example, the French mathematician Evariste Galois (1811–1832; at left),...The post The Smartest Kids In The World: 50 Brilliant Students That Model A Love For Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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39 Apps To Promote Student Creativity From edshelf

by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education It is always such a pleasure to see student creativity. To watch their creative muscles grow and see their fantastic imaginations blossom into works of art. Technology is...The post 39 Apps To Promote Student Creativity From edshelf appeared first on TeachThought.

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Talking Out of Both Sides of My Mouth

I don’t believe in the Digital Native, a position that does not make me an outlier here at LLU. Perhaps it’s the students I see, or those at my institution, but what I see is a large body of consumers and a small body of producers, with the exception of certain tools.

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