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Capitalism vs. Democracy

Posted at NY Times: S. T. Fleming   Minnesota When I lived in Latin America people would often say, “We are poor because they are rich.” The reference connected the poor of the global south to the rich of the global … Continue reading

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Transition Words in Spanish

When writing realistic fiction (I teaching in 4th grade) there are ways to make your paragraphs flow more smoothly from one to the next.  One way is to use transition words.  I found and added to a list of transition … Continue reading

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Reader’s Workshop Work Time

I have been working with a group of teachers to create a rubric for the reader’s workshop work time.  We are looking at the possibilities of ramping up our practice.  See what you think: Reader’s Workshop Work Time Rubric

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Years of Education

At the bottom of the swimming pool The standards didn’t matter Common Core for all The same for all Except when we differentiate Because we know The same for all Isn’t justice At the bottom of the swimming pool The … Continue reading

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St. Paul Hmong two-way immersion programs

The folks at the Twin Cities Daily Planet had a nice article about St. Paul Hmong two-way immersion programs.  The title made it seem like there were problems but the article was well written.  And we all know, if we’ve … Continue reading

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Students’ Year With Chinese Immersion Program « CBS Minnesota

Students’ Year With Chinese Immersion Program « CBS Minnesota. Congratulations to the students, staff and families at Benjamin E. Mays for their hard work and dedication to Mandarin Immersion.  The research is conclusive- Dual Language Education is Outstandingly Effective!

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More Advantages of Being Bilingual: The Sharper Minds of Bilinguals

Study: The Sharper Minds of Bilinguals – Learning the Language – Education Week. There are more and more studies about the advantages of being bilingual.  Above you will find a link to yet another study.  Most bilingual folks I know … Continue reading

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The Bubble Poem

New from Burma “I never rest I practice much my bubble test. “I know lots I’m not in trouble My teacher taught me how to bubble “My mama works a shift, a double, So I don’t have to I learn … Continue reading

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Now, Banned Words

Below is the list that the New York City Department of Education would like to see banned from standardized testing.  I found it here.  I also found it ridiculous.  I truly believe in the power of students to read about … Continue reading

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Banned Books- well, just removed from the classroom

Were they banned?  The District says they were just removed from the classroom but that students can still find them in the library.  Hopefully that will happen.  It sounds like a ban to me.  If nothing else, I hope that … Continue reading

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