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100 Beautiful Words

The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English, I would say 100 of the most beautiful words, only a one hundred? How about just 100 beautiful words in English?

Noteworthy TED Talks inspire out-of-the-box thinking.  Check out the 20 most-watched TED Talks, like Daniel Pink speaking about the surprising science of motivation.  It'll have you rethinking those reward systems (whether in business or schools).

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

A language arts teaching blog for third and fourth grade teachers full of technology ideas, engaging lessons, and freebies.

Classroom Community Building

Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal. Good first week of school activity or for an anti-bullying activity.

Other things to say instead of “said” | ELA in the middle

Other things to say instead of “said”

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We use idioms to pepper our speech and writing, often without even realising we’re doing it. These odd little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world and his wife knows. I’ve always been fascinated by foreign idioms; they give us …

Idioms Of The World #Infographic

These odd little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world and his wife knows. I’ve always been fascinated by foreign idioms

For those tough topics such as: stereotypes, bullying, poverty, LGBT, etc. this site offers activities and teaching kits.

Teaching Tolerance - amazing website and (free) magazine. If you are an educator, part of the "hidden curriculum" needs to be an education in tolerance. Teaching Tolerance offers lots of fun, engaging ideas on how to weave this into your curriculum.

Figurative Language - This video is probably my favorite.  The person who put it together is a teacher, and his sense of humor is obvious with the use of calmer music, etc.  My students laughed so hard throughout the entire thing...and I teach 9th/10th grade, so that's saying a lot!

Wonderful figurative language video using pop music and movies! Great for middle school and high school!

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