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Stories of Teacher Appreciation

(Originally published on April 29, 2016 and updated May 1, 2020)   Teachers do so much to help students learn and make a positive difference in their lives. Their caring presence has reassured students and their families that learning can continue in the midst of a pandemic, even as so much else is changing. Often…

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Motivation and English Learners

We often focus on literacy and language skills when thinking about what English Learners need to succeed.  And certainly that is an extremely important element! But one thing that struck us in the feedback from teachers using Listenwise is the impact of a relevant, captivating story. We hear over and over how students will naturally…

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Sharing is Caring!

Sharing is Caring We like to share at Listenwise. We are a small company so we often share snacks, desks and, of course, ideas. We love hearing from teachers who share how they are using Listenwise. We wanted to find a way to amplify your stories and let everyone know how you are engaging students…

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Listening with English Learners

By Sam Perez, ESOL Middle School Teacher Boise, Idaho I teach English as a new language to students in grades 6, 7, and 8. My students are diverse–from a variety of countries, each with a unique story. I came across Listenwise while searching for online resources and listened to the story about the Middle East:…

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Q+A with Kara Nierman, 7th Grade ELA Teacher, Woonsocket Middle School

We know there are many of you who are using Listenwise’s free features but would LOVE to move to Premium with the additional literacy supports, the student accounts and the ability to make assignments. But your school just doesn’t have the budget. We thought we’d share with you the story of one teacher who used…

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Creating Podcasts to Explore Immigration

This year students in the 5th grade at The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts studied immigration in-depth. They used stories on Listenwise to hear immigrant voices, understand their perspectives and connect modern day immigration stories to history. At the end of the year, groups of student worked on a project called The Immigrant Journey. They…

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Abysmal Listening Skills!

Listenwise was recently featured on EdTalk Radio with special guest Sally Dodge, a middle school science teacher in Eastland Middle school in Roseville Michigan. EdTalk Radio host Larry Jacobs asked Sally to describe her students’ listening skills. Her answer? In one word, abysmal. Listen to the the full exchange.   This year Michigan introduced a…

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5 Things We Learned from EdSurge Baltimore

Listenwise attended its first EdSurge Summit this year in Baltimore.  So many teachers swarmed the hotel it took us an extra 15 minutes to park! What’s great about EdSurge is that so many teachers attend with the true intent of getting their hands dirty with edtech.  They want to sit down and get to work….

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High School Students Learn How to Create Podcasts

The Listenwise team had an exciting opportunity this summer to work with talented high school journalists at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s summer workshop at Boston University.  We taught the students how to make a podcast. These young journalists came from all over the country, as close as local Boston high schools and as far…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

Join Listenwise today to access podcast lessons from the best non-fiction storytellers and the largest library of listening comprehension quizzes for the classroom.

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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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