Middle School Language Arts

Category: Lyons the Student


EDU270 – Lesson 8: Edu-Blogging

I have been blogging for a few years now personally, but decided to start this blog which has a dual purpose.   First,  to share my assignments and experiences as a Rio Salado Teaching Intern expanding my knowledge of the…

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EDU270 – Lesson 7: Teens Facing Adult Consequences

As a mother, I feel fairly confident about preparing my teenage son for adulthood.  I consistently warn him of the pitfalls that teens face which land them in adult situations too soon.  I say, “You are 18 now, you can…

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EDU270 – Lesson 6: Music and Math

Until this lesson, I had no idea these two were married – Music and Math. As a student, for years I listened to classical music while studying.  I always said, “It helps me concentrate.”  I really had no idea if…

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EDU270 – Lesson 5: Language and Reading

If I knew then, what I know now…My son’s academic standing could have been vastly different.  I am certain of it! The good news is that I have years ahead of me to make a difference with hundreds more students…

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EdA2Z2016 – Huh?! I didn’t see that in the study guide…!

Yesterday , I took my midterm exam at the college.  Initially I was in total panic mode because the amount of information and types of questions that could be on the exam seemed infinite.  Studying for it even increased my…

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Reading Literacy from A to Z

As a kid, I loved to read.  Every opportunity I could get to read aloud in the classroom while coming up was golden to me.  I believe it was because I knew I was good at it.  My self-confidence was…

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EDU270 – Lesson 4: …to be relational as a teacher?

One of my favorite movies is “To Sir with Love”.  In this movie, Engineer Mark Thackeray arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at an East End school…He starts implementing his own brand of classroom discipline: forcing the pupils to…

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EDU270 – Lesson 3: Attention, Emotions, & Learning

“Please pay attention…get on task…focus!  Do you hear me?” As a mother of a teenager who struggled with attention deficit disorder (a label he hates even now), I thought I had the best information and tools in my arsenal.  I…

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EDU270 – Lesson 2: Vision and Hearing

Identifying vision and hearing problems as early as possible is one of the main objectives when it comes to our youth.  When a child has difficulty hearing or seeing it can have lifelong implications if not dealt with soon as…

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EDU270 -Lesson 1: Brain Architecture, Plasticity, and the Impact of Environment on a Child

After watching the videos: Brain Plasticity and Imaging/Development on the website: Changing Brains: Effects of Experience on Human Brain Development, I realized there is a lot more to teaching than standing in the front of the room and sharing lesson…

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