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Teaching about Race & Racism Using Audio Stories

In early 2020 we wrote a blog post in response to George Floyd’s death and police violence towards Black Americans (ie: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, etc). As we head towards a new school year, we want to support educators in creating intentional spaces for students and community members to engage more…

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Teaching Juneteenth

We continue as a company to reflect on how we can better support educators in teaching about social justice in their classrooms and including diverse perspectives all year long. For Listenwise stories that are relevant to the black experience in America, check out our blog posts on “Teaching about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,…

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The 1619 Project: Teaching Resources and Lessons

In 1619, the first enslaved people arrived in what is now the United States of America. The significance of that date in U.S. history has not traditionally been addressed in American classrooms. Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has made it her mission to change that through The 1619 Project.  The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project is…

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Teaching Resources for MLK Day

Embracing Dr. King’s philosophy and strategy of nonviolence to eliminate poverty, racism and violence, The King Center is dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. We encourage you to read the full eloquent article written by Coretta Scott King, to get a full picture of why we take a day to celebrate and honor Martin…

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Stories of Black History

Originally published February 5, 2017 and updated February 9, 2020 In his essay, “A Talk with Teachers,” James Baldwin wrote: “The paradox of education is precisely this—that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” This captures the value and the challenge of leveraging Black…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

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From how to teach vocabulary and analyze a story, discover how to use Listenwise stories to meet your instructional goals, whatever they may be. Check out our curriculum connection content to help align with the content you are teaching -
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Here's a great remote learning tip from Julie Waugh, on teaching listening. Listenwise is meaningful, high-quality lesson content that all students can benefit from!
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Remote Learning Tip #5: Purposeful Listening
Julie Waugh walks us through how she teaches purposeful listening with her upper level 8th grade English learners remotely in her 90 minute block classes. Ju...
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We've updated Listenwise to reflect the new teaching needs for remote and hybrid learning. We heard requests for more flexibility in scheduling when students could access assignments, more clarity about when assignments were due, and a faster process for making written assignments....and more...
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Listen to how educator Julie Waugh teaches listening via Zoom with her class in remote learning. She has her students listen twice before answering questions and enjoys giving her class the shared experience of listening to the audio podcast altogether- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1DNGxZ4fg&list=PLXPBkl56174JRNYpLTBj06ErikT8l0ZBL&index=19&t=152s
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Teaching Listening On Zoom: Synchronous & Asynchronous Remote Learning Instruction
Julie Waugh teaches listening in a 90-minute block with both synchronous & asynchronous time. The first 45 minutes is synchronous time where they listen to L...
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Quick start guide to using podcast lessons in remote teaching: http://ow.ly/tMRU50ClXRE
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Listen to hear how Beth, who is currently teaching fully remote, used the Listenwise story, "Michelle Obama on Becoming" to focus on vocabulary, listening, speaking, and writing skills with her students.
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