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Most ela teachers feel like they don't have enough time to get everything done that they need to get done. That's why every podcast episode of the Teaching ELA Podcast has a goal to get you something you can use right now, tomorrow, or a week from next Tuesday. That means you can leave on time today and still have a great lesson for tomorrow.Welcome to the Teaching ELA podcast where I help ELA teachers thrive in and out of the classroom. In this podcast I discuss real teaching for real class ...
 
We believe that the only way to have a fulfilling life is to stay true to who you really are. To us that means building self-confidence, self-worth and resilience as well as accepting yourself for who you are. Virtually Unbreakable is a podcast dedicated to empowering you to live a happier and a more fulfilling life. We will offer inspiring advice on how to build positive self-image and confidence, become resilient, change your limiting beliefs, learn to set boundaries, improve your relation ...
 
Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive is a podcast that offers actionable steps and information for ELA teachers. The host, Megan Polk from The Literacy Dive, shares literacy tips and strategies she has learned from her years of experience as an elementary teacher and literacy specialist. Dive in with us every Monday for a new episode on various literacy topics!
 
Math people get to have all the fun. So, here is a podcast for the rest of us. From classroom technology to standardized testing, My ELA Class covers the topics that matter to ELA teachers. And we might even let the math people listen in too.
 
What we don’t know about American history hurts us all. Teaching Hard History begins with the long legacy of slavery and reaches through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the civil rights movement into the present day. Brought to you by Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) and hosted by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries and Dr. Bethany Jay, Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of scholars and educators. It’s great advice for teacher ...
 
Teaching literature in high school is about connecting the past, the present, and the future with the imagination. The study of literature can be fun, relevant, and meaningful for all students if we focus on inspiring creative and curious thinkers and writers. This podcast will deal with new technologies, consciousness, identity, love, classroom culture, omniscient narration, rhythm, and all the other topics related to teaching English. Visit www.theteachersworkshop.com to find more resource ...
 
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Shakespeare makes it clear that Caesar was a very popular ruler of Rome. It’s also clear that Mark Antony uses this to incite the people to rebellion. But does the literature represent reality? Act III is one of the greatest acts in the history of drama, full of famous lines, such as “ET tu Brute?” but one must look to Marc Antony for the greatest …
 
Today’s quote of the day is one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines, which naturally makes it one of the most famous quotes in Literature. Quote: Caesar: Cowards die many times before their deaths; / The valiant never taste of death but once. / Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, / It seems to me most strange that men should fear, / Seeing tha…
 
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE What stops us from building supportive relationships? What is the benefit of building boundaries ? HELPFUL LINKS About the Host - Ela Senghera Audiobook Teach Your Kids to build a Positive self -image Audiobook Mental Health Guide for Busy Mums About the Guest - Anna Prusinska, Book a free consultation Our FB page & YouTube C…
 
Caesar has good reason to worry about Cassius and if Cassius was his only threat, he would have survived the assassination plot. It’s the threats he couldn’t see that lead to his death. Those threats include his best friend Brutus and other noble Romans. So what are we overlooking as we prepare for the upcoming school year? We can prepare for known…
 
On this podcast I’ve discussed various components of descriptive writing, several techniques, and the importance of instilling the writing process in your students. Today’s episode is essential to student writing, as it is the key to engaging the reader right away and wrapping it up in a conclusive way. I’m sharing strategies for writing leads and …
 
In today’s episode of the Teaching ELA Podcast, I discuss the one habit that changed my life. I know that sounds like a bit of hyperbole--because it is--but if you do this one thing before you leave school today (and every other day), you’ll sleep better at night, feel a lot less stress, and be present when you’re with the people you care about mos…
 
The first time I read Catcher in the Rye, I liked and felt bad for Holden Caufield. The second time I read it, I couldn’t stand Holden Caufield and was happy about his demise. These contradictory feelings toward one of American Literature’s most famous protagonists is in line with Caufield’s contradictory feelings toward just about everything. Link…
 
I focus a lot of episodes on strategies pertaining to writing and today is no different. Having students write descriptively is what engages the reader and makes them part of the story, not just reading about plot events. The best way to accomplish this goal as a writer is through show vs. tell. In today’s episode, I’m sharing eight strategies to c…
 
The following incident took place in the portables located out in the jungleish part of the school not too long ago. UNLESS she alters her course and there’s no reason why she should, she’ll reach your classroom in two hours at the latest.” Mr. Leiningen sucked placidly at a rolled up scantron about the size of a corncob and for a few seconds gazed…
 
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE What is postnatal depression and why does it happen? Dads struggle too and need our support How can we support new parents in their transition into parenthood? HELPFUL LINKS About the Host - Ela Senghera Audiobook Teach Your Kids to build a Positive self -image Audiobook Mental Health Guide for Busy Mums Our FB page & YouTube…
 
I know it’s May. After all, it is National Teacher Mental Health Month. But when I think of myths surrounding mental health and achievement and success, I think of failures associated with New Year’s Day and its accompanying slew of New Year's Resolutions. How many people do you know that made NYR? And how many people do you know who actually achie…
 
Two-Minute Lesson Plan Symbolism All symbols point to death. They include Darkest night of the year Frozen lake Woods–lovely, dark and deep sleep In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," Robert Frost contemplates death. The setting symbolizes death. There's a "frozen lake" nearby a woods filled up with snow on the "darkest evening of the year." T…
 
How many of your students still struggle with writing complete sentences? I know I have experienced this in my classroom year after year. So what can you do to support your students? In today’s episode, I’m sharing 5 tips for writing a complete sentence. When our students enter our classrooms, they all come with different academic levels and prior …
 
“Harrison Bergeron” shows a dystopian society where government and the misapplication of equality has evolved with tragic consequences. In the year 2081–less than 60 years away–the meaning of equality has changed from being equal under the law as intended (with varying degrees of success) in the Declaration of Independence and United States Constit…
 
Once Romeo sets his mind to something, he sees it through, even if there is evidence to the contrary. Because he’s convinced Juliet is dead and because he has already made up his mind to end his life, he ignores everything else that’s going on. Links Romeo and Juliet Unit Plan Free Video Course Sign Up : https://forms.aweber.com/form/34/1733538234.…
 
With the mentality that we are already great, we approach goals from an abundance mindset. We approach goals from a place of love and acceptance, from a place of joy. Now before we start holding hands and breaking out into song around a campfire, let’s get rid of the notion that all we have to do is love ourselves to achieve our goals. It just mean…
 
Metaphor: The entire poem is a metaphor, with the caged bird representing those who have not freedom. Let’s take a look at the second and third stanzas: “But a BIRD that stalks down his narrow cage / Can seldom see through his bars of rage / His wings are clipped and his feet are tied / So he opens his throat to sing. / The caged bird sings with a …
 
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE What are boundaries and when shall we use them? What are the advantages of setting boundaries? Why do many women have such big trouble setting boundaries? In what situations should boundaries be put in place ? What is codependency and when does it happen? HELPFUL LINKS About the Host - Ela Senghera ebook & Audiobook Teach You…
 
Brief Analysis: “O Captain! My Captain!” is a lyric poem (a poem that attempts to express a strong feeling). Whitman uses the following poetic devices to express his grief at the death of Abraham Lincoln: apostrophe – the poem’s speaker addresses a dead captain (Lincoln) in the style of an ode. repetition – phrases such as “heart! heart! heart!” an…
 
It's easy to get upset about plagiarism and cheating, and hard to find a way to reduce the desire to gain an unfair advantage. I'll go over seven methods to discourage cheating in your class. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-cameron6/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-cameron6/support…
 
“El Dorado” by Edgar Allan Poe – Poe provides a gold mine of sound devices in Eldorado. Instruct students to identify ‘o’ sounds in the poem and analyze their purpose. In addition, “Eldorado” serves as an excellent example of a poem with repetition. “Anabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe – Poe’s deft use of repetition, assonance, consonance, repetition, a…
 
Paragraph writing can be hard, but it can be easier! A major part of the battle is that our students just don’t understand how a paragraph works. If you are ready to make that a thing of the past, this episode is for you! In today’s episode, I’m sharing the 4 elements of strong paragraph writing. Like all things, this process of paragraph writing d…
 
Oops! I did it again. I compiled some quotes podcasts and published them as if it were a new podcast episode. Ray Bradbury holds a special place in my heart. In addition to having written some of my favorite short stories and one of my favorite novels, he was the subject of my first ever internet lesson plan back in 2002. It involved a visit to Ray…
 
I put a couple of Bradbury's short stories together in case you missed the original back in February. My daughter like's Bradbury and it's her birthday. In this episode of the Teaching ELA Podcast, I discuss one of my favorite science fiction stories, “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury. I’ve got an emergency "Veldt" lesson plan you can get on the board ri…
 
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE How to stay sane as a parent? What are the rules on how to create peace and balance on your life? HELPFUL LINKS About the Host - Ela Senghera ebook & Audiobook Teach Your Kids to build a Positive self -image ebook & Audiobook Mental Health Guide for Busy Mums Our FB page & YouTube Channel Our Testimonials - Trustpilot Support…
 
In case you missed an episode or two, I'll be putting together some compilations. Today's quotes come from "The Most Dangerous Game," "To Build a Fire," and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Links ELACOMMONCORELESSONPLANS.com Free Video Course Sign Up : https://forms.aweber.com/form/34/1733538234.htm Complete Lesson Plans Collections: https://trent-me…
 
Mark Twain once said, "Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog." Despite this truth, that a lack of education often forces one to find alternative means to self-reliance, cash strapped states look to education cuts a…
 
In this podcast, we talk a lot about how to best incorporate literacy into your classroom that will benefit all of your students. But as teachers, we know that every student is not on the same academic level and some of our students have learning disabilities that we need to take into consideration when giving our instruction. One of the learning d…
 
I thought I had a well behaved class…until I got a student teacher. That’s when the Lord of the Flies broke out. Kids who had been angels in the classroom for over half the school year turned into savages. One day the student teacher left for the day and I resumed my role as teacher. And they suddenly turned to angels again. That led me to think ab…
 
How many times per day do you tell your students that if they believe in themselves they can achieve anything? What you say is, “Hey if you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything!” What they hear is: Blah! Blah! Blah! In other words, they’re not buying what you’re selling: You don’t believe it. Because you aren’t accomplishing your dreams. I…
 
Caesar has ample information to ascertain there is a viable threat against his life, so why does he not heed these warnings? It’s because of pride. He thinks he’s untouchable. He thinks that his decrees carry the force of god. How are we like Caesar? Do we listen those who are “beneath” us or do we think we’re too good to listen to the advice of ou…
 
Little distractions can add up to a lot of wasted classroom time. Here are five little routines that will help you maximize learning time and eliminate time spent on stressful paperwork stuff. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-cameron6/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-cameron6/support…
 
Poe is the most famous of American Romantic writers. One aspect of this literary movement is a fascination with death and the supernatural. And is there anything more supernatural and portentous of death than a Raven that quotes “Nevermore.” “Nevermore” is not the literary quote of the day, by the way, but it does come from Poe’s “The Raven.” Takea…
 
“Masque of the Red Death” is one of those stories that became more relevant around March of 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic. Plagues and pandemics have not only been a part of human history, but in many cases they have changed history. We are fortunate today that we have communication and medical capabilities that limit the effect of pandemics and …
 
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