Trisolaris By Liu Cixin Becomes A TV-show

Ever since the world success adaptation of the novel The Lord Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, the producers have been looking for fantastic material that could follow in the footsteps of Peter Jackson’s monumental films. Game Of Thrones also managed to achieve this success on television. It proves that expensive novel adaptations also work on the small screen. The triumphant advance of streaming providers like Netflix, Amazon […]

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Top Tips for New Teaching Assistants

Make Sure You Know Everybody’s Name ASAP

Essentially, as a teaching assistant
the first thing you want to establish amongst the students in the class that
you’re helping out in is a mutual respect between them and yourself. There are
several ways in which you can achieve this but if you do not learn all of their
names as soon as you possibly can then you will quickly find this undermining
any efforts you make to […]

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Graphic Novels Worth Teaching About Part 3

Graphic Novels Worth Teaching

Nat Turner

By Kyle Baker

Before the civil rights movement (and I’m
sure I don’t need to remind you) slavery was a huge part of the American
system, even culminating in a civil war over the abolition of it. Again, it is
so important to teach young people about the wrongs of slavery and the many
horrors that were enacted on many people where enslaved during this time. Nat
Turner by Kyle baker is […]

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Graphic Novels Worth Teaching About Part 2

Graphic Novels Worth Teaching

Persepolis

By Marjane Satrapi

It’s likely that you may have already heard
of Persepolisthanks to the animated rendition of the book that was critically acclaimed
and well rewarded as such. Even more reason to study the book I say, what we
have here is a book that not only teaches us the history and political state of
Iran in the 60s but also serves as a memoir for its author Marjane Satrapi.
Satrapi was […]

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Graphic Novels Worth Teaching About Part 1

Graphic Novels Worth Teaching About

It is a common misconception that graphic
novels and comic books are an inferior form of literacy and as such are rarely
taught in schools. Personally, I would consider this to be a great loss to a child’s
education. Not only does it offer youngsters a new approach to reading that may
draw some students in who before had little interest in it but it also covers a
wide variety of […]

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Great Exercises for Film Class

Media and Filmmaking are very popular subjects and with the immense popularity of the media industry it should come as no surprise. It isn’t at all uncommon to hear of films making hundreds of millions in their opening weekend, an industry this big means that there are plenty of jobs to go about. Perhaps the most exciting thing about film class is likely the sheer amount of practical work involved, […]

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Smart Ways to Prepare Your Child For College

They say High School is the passage of rights for young adults. It is esteemed as the height of their education with a side of social structures. This acclimation is foundational in their preparation for the future. In the latter years of Secondary Education, they begin to think about career choices and areas of study they are most interested in. With College right around the corner, doors start to open […]

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Do Children Benefit from School Schedules?

In the bright time of the morning, the first bell of the school day rings. Students have a regimented schedule to follow for their classes and assignments. Some wonder if the timely rules are too stringent for children and teens. The topic is debatable depending on which side of the School yard fence you are on. In reviewing history and outcomes, we can see a pattern of cause and effect. […]

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Tips for Making History Exciting

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate how interesting history can be, I think many people feel the same, having taken little to no interest in the subject at school. In fact, I remember it being one of the most boring lessons going, each session was a chore, an endless list of dates and names that I was sure to forget. Except for Henry VIII, one more year studying […]

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Helpful Memory Techniques for Students

The Memory  game had us pointed in the right direction from a young age. In an apples to apples order, the facedown cards were teaching us an important aspect we would need the rest of our lives. For some lucky Students, they see it or hear it once and have the fact fossilized in their Memory. Others have to use a great deal of effort to learn and remember specific […]

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