Best Practices Weekly--Using Higher-Level Questions in Reading
In this Best Practices Weekly video, teacher Elliott reviews an article from The Reading Teacher on using higher-level questions in reading. Key strategies include modeling exemplar responses, prompting with follow up questions, providing sentence stems for ELL students, collaborating with other teachers, planning, and don't give up. This is a great resource to help improve reading instruction in the classroom. (5:59)
Sonnet 126 O Thou My Lovely Boy... by William Shakespeare (poetry reading)
A rather sinister sonnet that has only 12 lines, rather than 14. Nobody knows why, but there's a theory that the last two lines might have identified the boy, so were kept private. Or Shakespeare might have been indicating that life could end suddenly any time. He was obsessed by death, so I prefer to believe the latter explanation.
The painting which is just for atmosphere being the only one I could find of a dead handsome youth, is The Death
A History of Earth's Climate
Earth had a climate long before we showed up and started noticing it and it's influenced by a whole series of cycles that have been churning along for hundreds of millions of years. In most cases those cycles will continue long after we're gone. A look at the history of climate change on Earth can give us some much needed perspective on our current climate dilemma because the surprising truth is, what we're experiencing now is different than anything this planet has encountered before. So, let's
Common Cockle--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Common Cock in its natural environment. Students will enjoy listening to the ocean sound as they watch the close up views of this amazing creature. This well-known edible cockle has a solid shell, consisting of two valves, which feature prominent ribs and concentric growth-lines. The outer surface of the shell is off-white, yellowish or brown, and the inner surface is white. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge a
Sacred Calendars: Ash Wednesday with Alison Milbank
Ash Wednesday begins, for Christians, the preparation for their central feast: Easter. Now linked to giving up smoking, its name comes from the practice of placing ashes on the forehead: a reminder of repentance.
Taking the Citizenship Oath
In the registering process, after going through a number of steps and passing the examinations many immigrants have to take a citizenship oath. In this video clip, American citizens discuss what it was like taking the citizenship oath. (2:07)
1.212J An Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems (MIT)
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) represent a major transition in transportation on many dimensions. This course considers ITS as a lens through which one can view many transportation and societal issues. ITS is an international program intended to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of surface transportation systems through advanced technologies in information systems, communications, and sensors. In the United States, ITS represents the major post-Interstate-era program for advanci
David Cay Johnston, Craig Unger, Harvey J. Kaye
With all the talk of change coming out of the presidential campaigns, can we expect big money to lose its grip on Washington? Bill Moyers interviews NEW YORK TIMES investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Cay Johnston who says America's system has been rigged to benefit the super-rich. Also on the program, Bill Moyers talks with Harvey J. Kaye whose book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America channels the "the greatest radical of a radical age." Bill Moyers sits down with journal
Modifying Home School Lesson Schedules
Have you decided to home school your child? Learn how to modify home school lesson schedules for first graders in this education video.
Matt Moskal is a free-lance artist with a BA in Elementary / Special Education. He has taught Kindergarten through 6th grade in the Philadelphia School District since 2003.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Air and Pressure
Life's a Lab: Science Club - Boyle's Law - Air and Atmospheric Pressure: waterproof paper, I'll huff and I'll puff, air-pressure mat, vortex generator, straw through a potato, potato launcher, and balloon rockets! (10:01)
Jerusalem Summer Program
The Office of International Studies Jerusalem Summer Program is located at the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies at Tantur, on a hilltop on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. From almost every point on the Tantur Ridge there is a magnificent view of beautiful and historic sights.
Close by, to the south, are the church spires of Bethlehem and the Muslim minarets of other Arab villages. To the north spreads the great city of Jerusalem, its Old City walls only a 10-minute drive away
Part 9 - Chapter 44 - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
Part 9, Chapter 44: A Postscript by Clarence. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by John Greenman.
Playlist for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL594379211E091592
Dublin Summer Program
This Summer Program is held in the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Study Centre, Dublin.
Classes will be held in historic O'Connell House, long-time home of the celebrated Irish politician Daniel O'Connell. The two key classes will be supplemented by a diverse range of cultural enrichment opportunities: cultural, literary, musical, theatrical, sporting, political, and culinary.
Participants will be able to fully experience the vibrant life of the city of Dublin, as well as being able to explore th
30. Climate Sensitivity and Human Population
The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140)
Climate sensitivity is defined as either the temperature change resulting from a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration or the temperature change resulting from a 1W/m2 increase in radiative forcing. There are several different climate sensitivities that take into account different feedbacks in the climate system. The simplest climate sensitivity is black body sensitivity, which does not account for any feedbacks but gi
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