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Road scholar

Let's say you have a kid - 10-15 years old, so maybe grades 5-10 - and you decide to pull them out of school for a year. During that time, you are going to drive around the United States with the goal of learning, in an authentic way, as much as possible about American history, culture, and geography. Where do you go, and what do you read? [more inside]
posted by goodbyewaffles on Aug 9, 2014 - 15 answers

Child reading books in the summer

Hi, My 10 year old girl loves to read. When she gets started, she loves it, but it's the "getting her started" that I have a problem with. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jun 27, 2014 - 33 answers

Teaching Finnegans Wake to High Schoolers

A couple of years ago I read a piece online written by a teacher about using Finnegans Wake as a teaching tool. He had them analyze the ending of the book, or rather, the beginning/end. Their analysis of it surprised him. Many of the students came up with different interpretations showing how many ways it can be read. I can't for the life of me find it anywhere. Could someone help me out?
posted by holmesian on Apr 28, 2014 - 0 answers

Movie suggestions please.

I want to show a movie to a group of 15-16 year olds after we've finished reading Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian". [more inside]
posted by figaro on Jan 20, 2014 - 11 answers

Novels about language?

I'm looking for some recommendations of novels that are in some way about language. [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Apr 7, 2013 - 48 answers

Suggest Sc-iFi/Fantasy Books for a brand new High School elective

Sci-Fi/FantasyFilter: I've just been told that I get to be the first one to teach a brand new Science Fiction & Fantasy elective at my High School. I am building this class from scratch and since the students will be responsible for getting the books themselves, I have pretty much free-reign for my book choices. Great, right? Absolutely! However, I want to expand my initial book search so I wanted to enlist the Hive Mind to help with this initial salvo. More details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Mar 21, 2013 - 69 answers

Instructor access as a non-instructor?

I would like access to a supplemental resource for a textbook that I purchased, for non-school-related use, but only instructors for a course can have access. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 6, 2012 - 3 answers

High School Book Club Recommendations

I'm looking for specific book recommendations for high school exchange students. [more inside]
posted by trueluk on Dec 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Envisioning a syllabus on the Display of Quantitative Information

I am planning on teaching a course on data visualization to some Ph.D. students in the social sciences, and could use some ideas about designing the syllabus. If you have taken or taught such a course, I would especially value your input, but I would also love to hear from any among you who have experience doing data visualization. [more inside]
posted by rapidadverbssuck on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Books for a new elementary teacher?

I've begun an alternative certification program to become an elementary teacher. Looking for good books about teaching. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Jan 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact?

Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Aug 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Books for kindergartners please!

Help my brother teach sequencing to Kindergarteners.. [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Jul 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Which "questy" books should I teach undergrads?

Looking for teachable, modern, western and nonwestern examples of "quest" narratives in literature? [more inside]
posted by demonic winged headgear on Jul 1, 2010 - 41 answers

Adult literacy materials?

What books could you recommend that might help a slightly mentally challenged adult start learning to read? [more inside]
posted by graytona on Jan 15, 2009 - 16 answers

Inspirational Stories for 8th graders

Can anyone suggest inspirational readings for 8th graders? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Oct 6, 2008 - 15 answers

What. to. do.

How can I reconcile two different and conflicting plans for my future? (long-ish explanation) [more inside]
posted by brynna on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Books on teaching technology?

What book(s) can I read to help me be a better teacher of technology? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Apr 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me become a better programming instructor.

TeachFilter: Help me become a better programming instructor. [more inside]
posted by stungeye on Mar 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Books on being the best trainer ever (it's that easy, right?)

Know of any books that can improve my training style? [more inside]
posted by lagreen on Jan 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Puppets no can read good?

I need help writing a puppet show to teach the importance of literacy to kids k-5. [more inside]
posted by magikker on Apr 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Teachers and students: have you read historical fiction as part of history lessons?

Using historical children's fiction to support the teaching of history? [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Aug 14, 2006 - 18 answers

Science and literature, post-1945

Next year I'm teaching a course on science and literature after 1945. What should I put on the syllabus? [more inside]
posted by josh on Jul 5, 2006 - 28 answers

Atonement

Later today I'm teaching a class on Ian McEwan's Atonement. I'd like to juxtapose the extremely complex kind of atonement depicted in this novel with other, structurally simpler stories of atonement. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by josh on Apr 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Short readings that open up the world?

What have you read that gave you a new outlook on the world—or even changed your life? I teach a Language Arts class to at-risk teenagers at a small high school, and I need to compile a body of short readings for next term, which is six weeks long. I want to give them those "a-ha!" moments that I had as a teenager when I read something that opened up my brain to something new and made my world larger. All genres (fiction, nonfiction, news articles, poetry, essays, etc.) are options. There are, of course, challenges... [more inside]
posted by cacahuete on Mar 20, 2006 - 79 answers

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