The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
“With all of technology and software programs available, as an educator, it is important to emphasize the importance of proper ways to cite resources.” ~Maureen, teacher enrolled in PBS TeacherLine’s course, Connecting with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
“I think that when we choose our sources, and formulate our questions, we need to pay real attention. For we are beginning the process of making our history.” ~Brent, teacher enrolled in PBS TeacherLine’s course, Connecting with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal,” she said…You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent.” ~Barbara Bush, 1925 – April 17, 2018
“We also know that increasing vocabulary knowledge has a direct impact on comprehension and plays a role in overall school success.” ~Robert Marzano, Marzano’s Six-Step Vocabulary Process, Marzano’s Top 10 Characteristics of Effective Vocabulary Instruction
This week’s quote is courtesy of Paula, in PBS TeacherLine’s course, An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction
“Children may remain confused about learning to read unless they develop fundamental concepts of print.”
~Concepts of Print, Letter Naming, and Phonemic Awareness
We must remain mindful of the powerful influence teachers have.
(Bond & Dykstra,1967/1997)
Bond, G. L., & Dykstra, R. (1967). The cooperative research program in first-grade reading instruction. Reading research Quarterly, 5-142.
Bond, G. L, & Dykstra, R. (1997). The cooperative research program in first-grade reading instruction. Reading Research Quarterly, 32, (4), p. 348-427.