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Read Along While You Listen

In a recent piece in The Atlantic, educator Michael Godsey writes about the impact of students reading transcripts while listening to podcasts.  Education Week has also explored the potential of captioned listening in supporting comprehension. Not only does research support the literacy impact of this practice, but it is vastly preferred by students! Godsey writes: “I already knew…

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Supporting ELs with Authentic Listening

Teachers around the country are challenged by the growing number of English language learners in their classrooms. The EL population is the fastest growing population of public school students in the U.S. according to the National Education Association. However only 2.5% of teachers who teach these English learners have a degree in ESL or bilingual…

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Captioning Listening

Sometimes I turn on my TV and the close captioning feature has been activated. I can’t find the button to turn it off so I think, it won’t distract me. And yet I find it impossible to ignore. It turns out that reading subtitles in the same language as you are listening, is impossible to ignore….

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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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Public Radio Makes You Smarter

It’s now been confirmed by this study.  I’ve always known that listening to public radio makes you smarter. Why?  Because I often heard friends and acquaintances use what they heard on public radio at work, at dinner parties and in casual conversations.  How many times have you said “I heard on NPR _________ fill in…

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Understanding Auditory Learning: Integrating Listening into the K-12 Classroom

Listening offers exciting possibilities for meeting the needs of the Common Core State Standards and 21st century learners.  The use of listening instruction can significantly enhance student learning if properly designed and implemented.  This paper describes the latest research on listening and the principles behind effective listening instruction. Today’s K-12 students are different from even…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

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Listen to secondary school teachers explain their views on bringing current issues into the classroom and then debate: Should teachers address current events? http://ow.ly/QSzE50BBi5I
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Don't forget about our podcast - easily accessible educational content if you need to download to use during spotty or no wifi access during your remote learning - find on apple, spotify, or libsyn-
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For #NationalVoterRegistrationDay listen to our current event today to listen to hear a high school senior explain why she encourages her classmates to vote, and learn why a professor believes civics education needs to change. #voteready
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Our newly curated Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Podcast Collection features audio stories that can help teachers support students in transitioning to a new and different school year.
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We are excited to expand on our elementary collection for this school year (great for remote & hybrid learning environments)! Our elementary podcasts offer intrigue, humor, and great opportunities to learn academic vocabulary in context.
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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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