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New York Review of Books - 9 July 2015
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New York Review of Books - 9 July 2015

A Journal of Ideas  For over 47 years, The New York Review of Books has been the place where the world's leading authors, scientists, educators, artists, and political leaders turn when they wish to engage in a spirited debate on literature, politics, art, and ideas with a small but influential audience that welcomes the challenge. Each issue addresses some of the most passionate political and cultural controversies of the day, and reviews the most engrossing new books and the ideas that illuminate them.
 
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Tags: political, Review, Books, ideas, challenge
Storytelling in the Digital Age
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Storytelling in the Digital Age

Through a professional story-teller's sometimes humorous commentary on culture and literature from The Odyssey on, Storytelling in the Digital Age suggests that literature is not an artifact to be studied but a living process. Often irreverent, crossing literary and scholarly lines, W.S. Penn aims to discover what literature does for an imaginatively engaged reader. Aimed to amuse, provoke, and propose ideas, this book makes bold new statements about what it means to be human through an interrogation of a variety of stories told and re-told over thousands of years.
 
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Tags: literature, Storytelling, Digital, ideas, makes
Four Square The Total Writing Classroom for Grades 5-9
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Four Square The Total Writing Classroom for Grades 5-9At last! A companion activity book to the immensely popular Four Square Writing Method.

Chock-full of projects and ideas that are tailor-made to work with the Four Square Writing Method, this volume includes age-appropriate activities designed to:

take advantage of the language-learning connection and help students use what they know to learn new things; introduce ideas for a total writing classroom including management tools and techniques; provide mini lessons, warm-ups and other projects for writing experiences which also address some of the more troublesome student writing habits; improve compositions with examples and exercises drawn from actual student work and classroom experiences!

 
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Tags: Writing, Square, writing, ideas, experiences
New York Review of Books - 21 May 2015
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New York Review of Books - 21 May 2015

A Journal of Ideas  For over 47 years, The New York Review of Books has been the place where the world's leading authors, scientists, educators, artists, and political leaders turn when they wish to engage in a spirited debate on literature, politics, art, and ideas with a small but influential audience that welcomes the challenge. Each issue addresses some of the most passionate political and cultural controversies of the day, and reviews the most engrossing new books and the ideas that illuminate them.
 
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Tags: political, Review, Books, ideas, challenge
Four Square: Writing Method for Grades 7-9. A Unique Approach to Teaching Basic Writing Skills
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Four Square: Writing Method for Grades 7-9. A Unique Approach to Teaching Basic Writing SkillsTeach writing skills using this innovative new approach that has been proven to work in classrooms just like yours. The Four Square method can be used with all forms of writing and will fit any reading or language arts program. This step-by-step approach is built around a simple graphic organizer that first shows students how to collect ideas and then helps them use those ideas to create clear and polished prose. Open-ended reproducibles make the technique accessible to writers of all ability ranges. Also great for content area writing.
 
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Tags: writing, approach, Square, ideas, Writing
How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics: Developing outstanding learners
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How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics: Developing outstanding learnersHave you ever taken your children on a maths walk?

Are your pupils shape detectives?

How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics is a pocket guide to inspire primary teachers to become confident, effective, imaginative teachers who enjoy teaching, and whose pupils enjoy learning. It is packed with exciting, creative, unexpected ideas, to help teachers and pupils open their eyes to the mathematical world around them. It gives teachers the tools to develop their own classroom activities and experiences, supporting learners as they move fluently between mathematical ideas and develop their ownership of mathematics

 
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A Teacher's Companion to Essential Motivation in the Classroom: Resources and activities to inspire and engage your students
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A Teacher's Companion to Essential Motivation in the Classroom: Resources and activities to inspire and engage your studentsTeachers around the world have found Ian Gilbert’s classic text Essential Motivation in the Classroom an inspiring and provocative read. This ground-breaking companion to the book is a definitive one-stop guide for teachers who are looking for inspiration into how his ideas can be put into practice in every-day classrooms. A truly lively and engaging resource, it scrutinises each aspect of Gilbert’s now famous ‘seven keys’ of motivation and provides a wide range of practical ideas, activities and launch-pads for discussion which can be blended seamlessly into your own lessons.

 
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Tags: Classroom, ideas, activities, Essential, Motivation