The Challenges of  Teaching Public Speaking I have mentioned before that I work in a school that has an inclusive ESL program. English language larners are expected to complete assignments that can be challenging and my role is to scaffold the language so that they are able to complete the assignment and to feel successful.  At […]

In the past two weeks, I have introduced in my classes a very important reading activity called Literature Circles. LitCircles are small discussion groups in which children regularly discuss books. Students talk about events, characters in the book, interesting vocabulary, or personal experiences related to the story. Literature circles help students engage in critical thinking […]

The song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong is a good segue into a discussion about human and child rights as well as inequality in the world. Every year, my students and I study the lyrics of the song in our Grade 4 classes. We explore and discuss the meaning of each stanza. In […]

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