• Expands on the role of exercise in learning and brain development. • Includes classroom examples at both the elementary and secondary levels. • Includes specific references to the Speaking and Listening Skills section of the CCSS. • Discusses John Hattie's research

Their World and Welcome to It

Their world and welcome to it

Thinking back from a distance to my high school typing class, I can remember the day I was permitted to use the lone electric typewriter in the classroom. The others were manual machines, and it was a big deal to earn the right (by typing the most words per minute without a mistake) to move to the corner table and use that marvelous piece of state-of-the-art technology. We learned the mechanics of typing in that classroom, and our core-subject teachers all had us writing papers, test essays, and other formal pieces of writing. We diagrammed sentences in all four levels of English. We learned to write by writing frequently. Although word processors, PCs ...

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