Category Archives: ENL 264

ENL 264: Communicating in the Sciences

James Comey’s memo has shaken a presidency. Here’s why memos have always mattered. – The Washington Post

JoAnne Yates, a professor of organization studies at MIT, discusses the memo as a genre and why they have always mattered. Source: James Comey’s memo has shaken a presidency. Here’s why memos have always mattered. – The Washington Post

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We Know What Works in Teaching Composition – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Just because it doesn’t work in your classroom doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. Source: We Know What Works in Teaching Composition – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Resources for Teaching English-Language Learners | Edutopia

From literacy instruction to arts and technology integration, explore strategies for engaging English-language learners. Source: Resources for Teaching English-Language Learners | Edutopia

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How to (seriously) read a scientific paper | Science | AAAS

Reading becomes easier with experience, but it is up to each scientist to identify the techniques that work best for them. Source: How to (seriously) read a scientific paper | Science | AAAS

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Edutopia

From Edutopia, Larry Ferlazzo discusses practical strategies to reinforce student motivation in the classroom: Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Edutopia.

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MIT TechTV – No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide For Instructors

MIT TechTV – No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide For Instructors.

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MIT TechTV – No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide For Students

MIT TechTV – No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide For Students.

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The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

Read this article to think about the qualities of the teachers that we remember. I’m not just talking about adequate, effective, or even good teachers. I’m talking about the ones who most move us, who have made the most difference … Continue reading

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Think-Pair-Share

“Think-Pair-Share activities pose a question to students that they must consider alone and then discuss with a neighbor before settling on a final answer. This is a great way to motivate students and promote higher-level thinking.” via Think-Pair-Share.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students | Edutopia

Scaffolding means breaking up or down the learning process into chunks.  For example, when scaffolding a reading assignment, you might open the text to discuss key vocabulary and then apply it to an example. Check out this article for 6 strategies you might … Continue reading

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