Engaging Students with Pop Culture

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Teacher Samantha Mielke recently moderated a panel at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo on incorporating pop culture in the classroom. We were wow’d and asked her to write about her experience. Here’s what she had to say. How do we make learning engaging? One golden rule for creating engaging lessons for students stems from…

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4 Fun & Easy Ways to Learn English Faster

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The English language is one of the crucial requirements for functioning in the modern world. Beyond being just an essential job requirement, it is also valuable for finding your way in any country around the world, accessing brilliant research papers at university, or even just understanding the settings on your smartphone. Children learn languages more…

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Snowflakes or Mixed Mindsets?

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One of my brightest AP English lit students turned to me the other day before a Socratic seminar on Wuthering Heights and said, “You are really trying my set today.” Apparently, my challenge to her quick and superficial analysis of Heathcliff’s character did not sit well. To be fair, she was kidding. To be brutally…

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My Digital Journey

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I never had teaching down as a career but after being in retail over a decade I found that I liked helping people too much and the job restricted how much help I could give. I did not plan on becoming a tutor but knew I wanted to help people so when a job came…

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New to Showbie? Just Give it a Go

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The Edinburgh Academy is an independent day school in the heart of central Scotland. They are a 1:1 iPad school and are in their fourth academic year of their deployment project. This┬ácontent┬áhas been re-posted with permission by Martin Willis, Apple Distinguished Educator, Showbie Champion, and Head of e-Learning at The Edinburgh Academy, who’s been leading…

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