poetry

Top 10 Things I Want My Students to do During the Coronavirus Quarantine – Education Article

      Dear Students,   A schoolteacher without a classroom is kind of like a firefighter without a fire.   Or a police officer without crime.   But here we are – self-quarantined at home.   Our classroom sits empty, and everyday this week we sit here at home wondering what to do.   I want you to know that I’ve been thinking about all of you.   I hope you’re doing alright during this unprecedented moment in history.…

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‘It happens to real people’: how to help children grasp the horror of the Holocaust | Michael Rosen | Education

As a very young child, the only inkling I had of the Holocaust was that every now and then my father would say that he’d had two uncles in France who were “there before the war and weren’t there afterwards”. I’d wonder, how could they have just disappeared? How could there only be a nothing? At weddings and wider family gatherings, we would meet his cousin Michael and later we would be told that Michael had been “put on a…

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Duolingo sparks Gaelic boom as young Scots shrug off ‘cringe’ factor | Education

Almost double the number of people in Scotland who already speak Scottish Gaelic have signed up to learn the language on the popular free platform Duolingo in over a month, concluding a proliferation in courses, prizes and performance in Gaelic and Scots during 2019, as younger people in particular shrug off the “cultural cringe” associated with speaking indigenous languages. The Duolingo course, which was launched just before St Andrew’s Day on 30 November and looks likely to be the company’s…

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Teacher who helps migrant children turn pain into prize poetry | Education

Kate Clanchy, tall, fast-talking and slightly intimidating, lays out more than a score of slim books on the kitchen table in her Oxford home. They are collections of poetry written by children she taught, published with the help of grants that she tirelessly raised. One, in Arabic, with an English translation, is from a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, a boy with “messy handwriting and limited vocabulary” (but “a genius” all the same), according to the preface. Another has poems written in…

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Manchester University students paint over Rudyard Kipling mural | Education

Students at the University of Manchester have painted over a mural of a poem by Rudyard Kipling, arguing that the writer “dehumanised people of colour”. The poem If, which was written around 1895, had been painted on the wall of the university’s newly refurbished students’ union. But students painted over the verses, replacing them with the 1978 poem Still I Rise by theUS poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. In a statement on Facebook, Sara Khan, the union’s liberation…

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April Is Poetry Month — 15+ Classroom Ideas For Teachers, Students, And Bloggers – Education Article

April is upon us, the season starts to change It’s time to freshen up our blogs and start to rearrange Why not try a poem? It’s easier than you think We’ve got new ideas to share — we’ll show you in a wink! April begins next week and it is National Poetry Month in the USA. Here at Edublogs, we’re declaring it International Poetry Month! Thank you to Sheri Edwards who blogged about National Poetry Month recently and shared some…

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Writing Better Poetry: 5 Tips to Get You Started – Education Article

Genuineness and originality is a must for every piece of creative writing, but maybe even more so for poetry. It’s not an easy task to spill your soul on a page like that. So while you’ll have to figure the actually-writing-something part on your own, we hope these tips can help to get the ball rolling. 1. Practice makes perfect. Yes, a cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason. You may think the best way to express your creativity is…

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides – Education Article

Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides!   Winter is coming! Well, at least for some of you. Things are still pretty warm here in Texas! This is the third installment of magnetic poetry templates that I have shared. Magnetic Poetry Lynn Kleinmeyer’s Students Using Winter Magnetic Poetry What is Magnetic Poetry? This digital template takes the idea from the original refrigerator magnet game, where you are challenged to write poetry, phrases, sentences, or even stories…

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