391 GG Scrabble Words
A fun romp through some quirky words you may see when you're playing Scrabble. Remember to check out my new game, Grammar Pop, for your iPhone or iPad.
229 GG Understanding Voice and Tone
A grammar expert offers Quick and Dirty Tips to help you identify your audience, understand the difference between voice and tone, and learn why voice and tone are important for your writing. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
The mealworms are the larval stage of the life cycle of the darkling beetle. The mealworm is not really a worm, and has six, small legs.
STS-132 Mission Overview
Atlantis 12-day mission will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1 that will provide additional storage space and a new docking port for Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft. MRM-1, also known as Rassvet, which means dawn in Russian, will be permanently attached to the bottom port of the stations Zarya module. MRM-1 will carry important hardware on its exterior including a radiator, airlock and a European robotic arm. Atlantis also will deliver additional station hardware stored insi
Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competitions
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosts the U.S. Department of Energy's Junior Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel Cell (JSS/HFC) Car Competitions. Middle School teams from all over the Colorado Region participate in this fun, educational and exciting event. Teams work together building solar and/or hydrogen fuel cell cars with guidance from a parent or teacher coach to compete in race and design categories. A "Spirit Award" is also presented to the team recognized for good sportsmanship. Building
Do you hear the people sing? from Les Miserables
This is a live performance of the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables. While the singers are in costume, this is not a stage production of the musical. The orchestra and singers are both on stage together with the orchestra behind the singers. This is a very interesting live concert production with occasional excerpts of footage from the stage production. The picture quality is good and the sound quality is excellent. The performance is well done.
Researching the learning and teaching of mental maths (March 2001)
This is a report from 2001 of a TTA project that looked at whether the learning and teaching of mental mathematics could raise standards in mathematics at Key Stage 2. Strategies to support this work are outlined.
KS2 Science - Forces: Lesson Review
This Teachers TV programme provides opportunities for trainees, primary science tutors, school-based mentors, schools’ tutors, teaching assistants, school governors and parents to reflect on and develop their understanding of science teaching at Key Stage 2.
Modern languages Transition
Modern languages Transition I am looking for research into transition for modern foreign languages from KS2 to KS3. Research on how other countries manage this issue would also be helpful. What have you find useful in your searching so far? I have looked at DfES reports. Have you found anything relevant in the TTRB? Connecting Key Stage 2 and Key 3 Foreign Language Provision: Developing Understanding for Initial Teacher Education – Case Studies of Current Practice.
Special needs Inclusion
My special study is focusing on the differences (if any) in the perspectives of teachers and teaching assistants regarding the inclusion of children with SEN across key stage 1 and 2. I am looking for any research that has already been carried out on this topic, or any further research regarding SEN inclusion. I have already found some publications through the dfes such as Removing Barriers to Achievement and Every Child Matters. Thank you.
Effective Classroom Organisation in Primary Schools: Mathematics
This resource is a TRIPS summary of research which questions the practice of setting by ability in lower Key Stage 2 mathematics lessons. It aims to evaluate the impact of setting, as opposed to mixed ability grouping, on children’s attainment in mathematics.
Physical education Differentiation
Physical education Differentiation I am researching inclusive PE lessons and the need for differentiation for the inclusion of all learners. I also need to link this to the role of competition in a inclusive PE learning environment. My research is focused on key stage 1/2 and PE lessons.
Physical education Sport
I'm planning to do a research project on physical education at primary school, and how much participation children do of physical sport ouside of school. Where can I find information? 7-11 year olds , key stage 2 , P.E
KS1/2 Science – Dancing in Science: Lesson Review
The resource is a fifteen minute Teachers TV programme showing how dance and science can be taught together through the topic of ‘ourselves’. The video opens with a scene of children in the school hall with a voice over providing an overview of the approaches demonstrated. The rest of the programme is seen through the eyes of the class teacher and the local science adviser who discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the lesson. Although the opening credits suggest this is key stage 1 science
ITT MFL: Optionality: the consequences for Modern Languages study in key stage 4
This interactive seminar is offered in the light of the significant findings of the Language Trends (2006) survey carried out by CILT in partnership with ALL and ISMLA. The research investigated provision and take-up of Modern Languages at key stage 4 in schools in England.
Causes and consequences of test anxiety in Key Stage 2 pupils: The mediational role of emotional res
The resource is a conference paper, presented at BERA 2009, that attempts to define and quantify potential deleterious effects of English Key Stage 2 SATs on the wellbeing, educational experiences and outcomes of primary school pupils in England. The paper also seeks to establish if certain qualities amongst children mediate the effects of any test anxiety caused by the SATs.
Healthy School Meals and Educational Outcomes
This is a research report published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) that examines the impact of introducing healthy school meals on educational outcomes, as measured through Key Stage 2 test scores, within a single Local Authority. Claims are made that, following the implementation of the Jamie Oliver 'Feed Me Better' campaign in 2004, improvements were noted for test scores in English and science, and levels of authorised absence were reduced.
Overturn of Same Sex Ban in California.
Journalist Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, spoke by phone about a federal court judge's ruling that overturned California's ban on gay marriage. A good lesson about checks and balances and the judical branch and civil rights. A short video that goes through the elements of the case and it sets the stage for a debate in class as well as the importance of reporters and journalism in letting people know what is happening in the world
A Guide To Shakespeare's Use of English
A quick guide for dealing with Shakespeare's language. She discusses thinking of it as a voiceover and reminds viewers that Shakespeare had a pretty blank stage. (0:50)