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Resource Collection: Creating Change

As we enter a new year, we started thinking about change and the process of change. We put together this Resource Collection highlighting current events and lesson plans that focus on different kinds of change. This year we saw two large protest movements. It’s a powerful thing to watch thousands of people come together for…

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Good Listeners Are Made Not Born

“My students aren’t good listeners!” We hear this time and again from teacher. Yet in our classrooms we teach strategies to helps students in reading and writing but we rarely teach listening. Radio is the perfect medium for teaching and honing listening skills in your classroom. Strategies: Try introducing metacognitive strategies for listening so students think…

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Veteran’s Day Resources

As you plan for Veterans Day consider bringing the voice of real veterans into your classroom through public radio. Listenwise has a variety of resources on veterans  to help your students better understand the realities of fighting in and living through war. From trench warfare, Life in the Trenches During World War I, to Pearl…

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Our 5 Favorite New World History Lessons

This Fall we have been busy finding great public radio stories for your classroom and working with our awesome curriculum designers to create custom lesson plans.  We wanted to highlight 5 of our favorite NEW World History lesson plans.   Nothing makes a bigger impact on students than hearing the voices of people involved in…

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5 Ways Audio is Different from Print

Many teachers challenge their students weekly to bring in and discuss current events.  Many high schools have entire electives devoted to current events.  And most of these classes rely almost entirely on print articles. Here’s what your students are missing by getting their current events only from print.   1. Evocative Writing – When you…

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Summer Current Event Highlights

Over the summer we at Listenwise have continued to select and post daily current events. So, we wanted to highlight some of the summer’s most engaging current events that you can use with students to get their attention and get them engaged in listening.  Sixth Grader Makes a Discovery about Lionfish in School Science Fair Lionfish in…

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5 Ideas to Start Listening Centers in your Classroom

Anna over at Crazy for First Grade created pre-made graphic organizers that are leveled for each student to just pick and use to respond while listening. Leveling listening allows students to choose which difficulty they’re most comfortable with and also helps with self-learning.   Clutter-Free Classroom shares a tip that allows for greater headphone sustainability: “-We…

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Public Radio + YouTube = ?

YouTube is the second largest search engine to Google, so it’s no wonder teachers use it to find educational resources. We wondered if there’s a place for public radio and Listen Edition on YouTube. We want to hear from YOU!  Tweet or Facebook this page with your reactions. We know that the main point of…

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3 Reasons Why Students Should Listen More

Getting students to listen is hard; getting students to comprehend and apply is harder. Give students these three simple reasons why they should listen more and why you should integrate listening strategies into daily lessons often. 1. Promote Problem Solving skills Listening is a building block to literacy.  Giving kids context clues is an important…

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Boston Globe Features Listen Edition

by Nick Pandolfo Article Link   OCTOBER 06, 2013 Monica Brady-Myerov is not afraid of taking risks. As a young radio reporter she moved, alone, to Kenya to try to pick up freelance work. Now, almost 20 years later, she has left a career as an award-winning reporter for Boston’s WBUR to start an education…

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[Watch our webinar recording] Erin Reaves, ELD instructional coach, share what’s working with her emergent bilinguals in synchronous and asynchronous #remotelearning lessons. #caedchat
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Weird News stories are 30-second podcasts that are funny, unexpected, and engaging for kids. Listen to stories like the mac n' cheese fiasco, space chess, or the world's oldest gamer. These short audio stories are especially well suited for quick vocabulary-building activities with a fun spin. https://cutt.ly/WeirdNews
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Join Mike Messner's #FallCUE2020 session, this Monday Oct 26 at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST - "Lexile Leveled Podcasts for Teaching Real World Topics" http://ow.ly/LjaK50BZRz6
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The upcoming election offers an excellent opportunity to integrate civics lessons into the curriculum and develop students’ understanding of how our democracy operates. Find resources on our blog:
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Today witches are a popular Halloween costume. But in the 16th and 17th centuries, many women were accused of witchcraft, which was a capital offense. A great podcast to listen with your Ss around Halloween -
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RSVP for our upcoming virtual "Teacher Talk" conversations. These 30-minute conversations will explore EL educators experiences in remote learning & best practices. http://ow.ly/Ut2F50BTHkT

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