Beyond English: Why Writing Belongs in Every Classroom

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Given the benefits of writing on reading skills, comprehension, information retention, higher-order thinking, and quality of learning, it makes sense for all teachers to focus on increasing the time they dedicate to writing in their classrooms.

Dr. Catlin Tucker

Dr. Catlin Tucker emphasizes the importance of integrating writing across all subjects in education. Tucker argues that writing enhances learning, academic success, and helps students develop relationship skills and manage emotions.

She highlights how writing boosts reading skills, comprehension, and higher-order thinking. It underscores the necessity for educators to support students through the writing process, leveraging it for a deeper understanding of material and emotional well-being, regardless of the subject taught


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Cathedral, Mountain, Moon

Cathedral, Mountain, Moon

Here’s a great discussion starter on the creative process and, perhaps, the work required to create something like this photo of a near-perfect alignment of cathedral, mountain, and moon

The Astronomy Picture of the Day for December 25, 2023, featured a breathtaking image titled “Cathedral, Mountain, Moon.” Captured by photographer Valerio Minato in Piedmont, Italy, this remarkable photo showcases a rare triple alignment of the Basilica of Superga, Monviso mountain, and the crescent moon. The image, a result of persistent effort over six years and thwarted by bad weather five times, finally succeeded under perfect conditions. This stunning shot also highlights the ‘da Vinci glow’ – Earthlight illuminating the moon’s surface, creating a captivating and ethereal scene.


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The Power of Learning and Combining Skills

As educators, we can choose to ignore this truth or embrace it. 

mastery

One choice will further alienate our students, leaving them only wanting more from school. The other choice, to embrace, will bring dramatic change and new life to schools. 

It’s up to us.

Robert Greene, Mastery


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