"Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching, Fall 2009"
" The MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory This handbook includes 16 Guidelines on Learning based on the research literature on student learning and accepted good teaching practice, that inform the teaching at MIT. Each Guideline is explained with appropriate quotes and there are links to examples of the guideline in action. The handbook is an adaptation of the "Guidelines on Learning that inform teaching at the University of New South Wales" and it's associated Toolkit. This has now been expand
"Passing: Flexibility in Race and Gender, Spring 2009"
" This course is primarily a literature seminar. We will use American literature as a lens through which to examine different passing tropes. It will provide an introduction to queer, gender, and critical race theories for science and math majors. We will read such works as Running A Thousand Miles for Freedom, Incognegro, and Focault's A History of Sexuality, to name just a few."
Genres in Literature
Students will utilize several handheld applications to gain a better understanding of the term “genre” and how it relates to the various literature selections they experience as readers.
Palms and Literature
Students will use a variety of Palm applications to enhance their comprehension and understanding of the Civil War through the literature selection Charley Skedaddle. They will also work on building vocabulary.
Improving Student Essay Writing
English II teachers are constantly searching for strategies to improve students' analytical responses to literature. This lesson is designed for all types of learners, offering various activities for all learning styles. Individual, small group, and whole class activities on essay writing culminate ...
Setting and Symbolism in A Doll's House
This lesson is designed as a follow-up to the reading and discussion of the play "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen. An understanding of the two literary terms setting and symbolism, and their impact on a work of literature, are essential to students' success in following the guidelines outlined in the ...
Marketing "Song of Roland--the Movie"
This enrichment and review lesson ties the French epic poem "Song of Roland" to workforce development marketing skills. It allows students to imagine themselves as entrepreneurs engaged in marketing schemes for "Song of Roland--the Movie" as they read the epic in English world literature class.
"Oedipus the King" Reader's Theatre
Students will rewrite the Greek tragedy in a modern context in order to review and analyze the plot. This assignment is designed as a final project in a Greek Theatre unit. It is expected that the literature has already been read and analyzed as a class. I have found that this project is an innovative way to review for a unit test on the play and Greek Theatre.
This exercise works best as a review at the mid-point or end of a literature course. Paired students describe the style of ten authors ranging from "ornate" to "plain," and then compare the authors' styles through a designated series of metaphors.
The Art of Interpretation: A.C.T.
SPARK goes backstage at the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), as Artistic Director Carey Perloff takes on one of the 20th century's most important and challenging plays â Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot." This Educator Guide explores Beckett's work and absurdism in literature.
Conflict resolution: Working with perceptions
This unit deals with one of the "non-linear" dimensions of cooperative problem solving - perceptions. If we understand that each of us experiences the world differently, then we can use our different perceptions as sources of creativity and understanding, rather than as sources of dissent.
Project Zero's Studio Thinking Framework: Eight Habits of Mind
Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.
Windows Movie Maker in the English Classroom
Ready to revolutionize the book report? Give students the chance to enter into literature, concepts, biographies, and more in their own creative way: video editing. Free and simple software such as Windows Movie Maker make it easy for students to quickly become pros and to turn formal presentations ...
Bill Moyers Journal presents CRITICAl CONDITION, a film by Roger Weisberg that follows families fighting illness without health coverage. The families discover that being uninsured can cost them their jobs, health, homes, savings, and even their lives.
Renowned for her mastery of multiple genres - including thirteen novels, poetry, children's literature, and a memoir of early motherhood - Louise Erdrich discusses how her Native American heritage and unique cultural experience has impacted her life, motherhood, and work. And historian, international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich returns to the JOURNAL to discuss America's long war in Afghanistan.Author(s):
Norman Manea on Herta Müller Norman Manea speaks with Hugh Eakin about Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller, the 2009 Nobel laureate in literature, and what her life and work reveal about the status of ethnic minorities in her native country. A transcription of highlights of the conversation is available at blogs.nybooks.com.
Meet the Artist: Guillermo Kuitca Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language 46. The Ultimate Lottery Prize (Culture Shot) "From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology, Spring 2010"
Guillermo Kuitca discusses his work with Graciela Speranza, professor of Argentinean literature at the University of Buenos Aires, on the opening day of the major comprehensive survey "Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980-2008." Recorded at the Hirshhorn Museum on October 21, 2010.
This bilingual curriculum and resources guide and is designed to help elementary school teachers organize instruction to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not English. The guide offers a curriculum plan, instructional strategies and activities, suggested teacher and student materials, and assessment procedures. Because language development is a fundamental co-requisite for learning mathematics and science concepts, processes and skills, the lessons i
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod. If there's one expression that perfectly describes Italian people imagination and creativity, that is "una ne fai, cento ne pensi" (one thing you do, one hundred things you come up with). A major Italian supermarket chain took the thinking to the extreme so, at this time of major economic crisis, they [...]
"Like transistors in a computer, synapses perform complex computations and connect the brain's non-linear processing elements (neurons) into a functional circuit. Understanding the role of synapses in neuronal computation is essential to understanding how the brain works. In this course students will be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field of synaptic neurophysiology. The course will cover such topics as synapse formation, synaptic function, synaptic plasticity, the roles of synapses
Norman Manea speaks with Hugh Eakin about Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller, the 2009 Nobel laureate in literature, and what her life and work reveal about the status of ethnic minorities in her native country. A transcription of highlights of the conversation is available at blogs.nybooks.com.
Meet the Artist: Guillermo Kuitca
Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
46. The Ultimate Lottery Prize (Culture Shot)
"From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology, Spring 2010"