Imagine two students. One student took the practice test before taking the test that counts. The other student skipped the practice test. Which student do you think will do better on the final test? The answer is pretty obvious.
To help students put their argumentation skills to use in our democracy, repurposed the argument essay discourse model they learned in Actively Engaged in Persuasion to write a letter to the House of Commons in Ottawa. Here’s what happened.
Students learn much more when they teach each other compared with when the teacher does all of the teaching (Hattie, 2009). Students teaching each other is called reciprocal teaching, and it has the second biggest effect on student achievement of all the classroom processes, accelerating learning by 37%
Memorizing new vocabulary using flashcards is a fast, social, fun, and efficient strategy for learning new vocabulary in your second language.
Email writing is one of the most common writing tasks that adults do. As teachers, it is time to put practical writing tasks at the center of our ESL pedagogy. Here’s how.