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Media Literacy & Speaking (from Channel One Blog)

(See the original post here.) After two decades teaching, Erik Palmer has coached countless students through the basic steps of forming a good argument. Drawn to debate in high school, his fascination with spirited discourse propelled him from the debate … Continue reading

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Media Literacy (from Channel One Blog)

(See the original post here.) “I don’t like football, it’s bad. It causes concussions,” he said, his small brow furrowed with conviction. “Okay. Why do you feel that way? Help me and the class understand.” The boy’s teacher, Erik Palmer, … Continue reading

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Understand the audience!

What do these three articles have in common? Amy Dinning (dinning@arris.com) wrote about networking. She said that if you want to be a successful networker, you should do something before attending an event: find out who will be there and … Continue reading

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Looking Into Education’s Crystal Ball

By Larry Ferlazzo on March 14, 2017 12:36 PM (Larry Ferlazzo is an educator worth following. He collects, curates, and shares great ideas from educators around the world and contributes brilliant ideas of his own as well. He asked educators … Continue reading

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Fake News! ALTERNATIVE FACTS!! (Part Two)

Fake news!! ALTERNATIVE FACTS!!! (Part Two) In my first post about fake news (https://goo.gl/06VyM7), I mentioned Bat Boy, the Pope carving roast cherub for Christmas, and the imminent destruction of Earth by the planet Nibiru. I suggested that no one … Continue reading

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Fake news!! FAKE NEWS!!! (Part One)

For years, as I checked out in the grocery store, I saw Bat Boy on the pages of the Weekly World News. That “news”paper is no longer being printed, but weeklyworldnews.com exists. According to an article on the site, Earth … Continue reading

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Creating an argument worth delivering

[Originally published in a blog at Stenhouse Publishers: http://blog.stenhouse.com/archives/2016/07/07/blogstitute-2016-elements-of-a-good-argument/ ] A fairly typical classroom current events discussion: Kids shouldn’t be allowed to play football.             Yes, they should! Football is fun!!             Denver won the Super Bowl!             Yes! That … Continue reading

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