Laura A. Diaz ~ Books and Beyond

"I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike


Originally posted on MILE2HERALD (OMG! NEWS AND INFO):
Teachers’ Day Tells A Story CAN we imagine our world without teachers? October 5, World Teachers’ Day passed quietly. Nigerians consider…

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quotes: John Taylor Gatto on what he taught kids when he was a public school teacher.

Originally posted on J.L. Pattison:
Originally posted on J.L. Pattison: View original

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on mscon:
A great clip to show when teaching about unity.

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

100-year-old Brooklyn math teacher who refuses to retire says she ‘can’t sit back and do nothing’

Originally posted on New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV:
[ooyala code="E2amk2cTrqlkYAyrFFGkjYVs4oBT8mss" player_id="9ae34776f76145da969becdeb205e6a5"] BROOKLYN (PIX11) – For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence. However,…

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another End of Unit Project Idea

I have created a web page to give students directions, checklist, rubric, etc. Basically, any information and links needed to successfully create an online “Fakebook” page for a novel character. … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

An idea for introducing your students to their end of unit final projects

Use PowToons! It’s FREE! Or-  THEY can use it to CREATE their final project!  LOVE IT!

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Without Content Mastery, The Teacher is a Goner

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
After reading about the Match “graduate school of education,” this reader shares the wisdom born of experience: As a high school classroom teacher…

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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