Link Pack 5.17.19


Mystery Skype
A look at how this accessible game piques students’ curiosity while helping them learn geography and make global connections with fellow students across the world

3 ways to speak English
Social justice education scholar and spoken word artist, Jamila Lyiscott, shares a powerful spoken-word essay celebrating the 3 distinct variations of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents . . . and accentuates the complexity of what it means to be “articulate”

An approach that emphasizes intentional, authentic, creative, child-centered assessment that offers the opportunity for students to learn and demonstrate understanding in unique and engaging ways

Puppets as interdisciplinary connectors
A PechaKucha presentation (20 slides x 20 seconds) from the 2019 NAIS Annual Conference highlighting one school’s creative use of puppetry as a vehicle for integrated learning across subjects

Sticky lessons
An informative (and entertaining) read by Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, that can help teachers make their instruction “stickier”  and the content of their lessons more understandable and memorable

Overlooked no more
A New York Times project designed to surface the previously overlooked stories of “unseen” and remarkable people

Is it a Grecian Urn?
Cult of Pedagogy’s Jennifer Gonzalez cautions that not all hands-on lessons are filled with substantial learning . . . and can, in fact, sometimes take away from richer tasks that would allow students the chance to “wrestle with more challenging stuff”






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