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# Project-Based Learning in the Late-1960's

Ms. Betty Lynn Snyder, a sixth-grade teacher at Forrest Park Elementary, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas is my most memorable teacher. She was a great teacher because she made us think, write, and create. In Ms. Snyder's class I learned about Shakespeare's sonnets, The Belgian Congo, Nigeria and conserving natural resources. She was ahead of her time: she was a Project-Based Learning (PBL) Queen... read more

# Teaching to Learning Styles

Greetings! Today's post is about learning styles. One of the most important things that helps teachers provide better instruction is the knowledge of a student’s learning style. My belief is based upon the teachings of noted educational theorist, Dr. Howard Gardner. Dr. Gardner posits that there are “multiple intelligences,” that define our individual learning styles and complement each... read more

# For the Love of Romance Languages

Greetings! Today's post is about romance languages. I love languages; more specifically, I love the languages in which there is a SVO (subject-verb-object configuration) and I love languages that have a lot of Latin (much of which is derived from Greek) cognates.*In short, I love the languages that were promulgated and dispersed by the many Roman conquests. In many of these languages, the... read more

# well i dont know this question find the gcf of each set of algebraic expression like 8b 12b? what is that (answer)

Thank you, Roman, for providing students with the full details; it always helps them to explain it further. We, as educators, sometimes forget that our students--as well as teachers in other disciplines--don't have the same background of knowledge that we have, in their heads.

# Which value for x makes the sentence true? 1/3 (x - 6) = 2/3 (answer)

Hi Michael, I am not a math teacher, but I like playing with problems.  Here are a few more steps that may make it easier for you to understand: Original Question: 1/3 (x-6) = 2/3   Step 1: Multiply both sides of the equation by 3                   (3* 1/3x) - (3* - 2) = 3 * 2/3...

# before using his coupon, jule owed \$60.20. what percent discount did jule receive? (answer)

Lisa,  An easier way to do this is to say: Step 1.  60.20/86 = ?      Result 1 = 70% Step 2.  100% - 70% = ?      Result 2 = 30% This involves only two steps!  Try it later!

Original question:  6x + 13 = 4x + 21  Step 1: Subtract 21 from both sides:    6x -21 + 13 = 4x +21 - 21        Result 1: 6x - 8 = 4x Step 2:  Subtract 6x from both sides:   6x - 6x - 8 = 4x - 6x       Result 2:  -8= -2x Step 3: Divide both sides by -2:    -8/-2 = -2x/-2...

Hi Aliyah, I did it differently, but achieved the same result.  3x + 5 < 2x -1 original equation Step A.   3x + 5 -5 < 2x -1 -5  subtract 5 from each side (-5 + -1 = -6)      Result A.   3x < 2x - 6  result of subtracting 5 from each side Step B.   3x - 2x < 2x - 2x -6 subtract...

Dear Luis and daughter: I agree with both of the other contributors.  However, an easier way to come up with the same answer below.  It involves multiplication and adding. 6/5 + 1/4 = N Multiply the numerator of the first number (6) times the denominator of the second number (4) and...

# Why Cultural Knowledge is So Important

Greetings! Today´s blog post discusses the issue of learning culture when learning a language. The easy answer is that language is a reflection of culture...but who wants an easy answer? Seriously, language is a reflection of culture, because each culture provides variations to a language based upon its history and its people. For example, in the 1950's, the word "whatever" did not have... read more

# Why It's Not Good to Learn a Language by Translating

Greetings, Today's post deals with a subject that is a quite a controversial subject of discussion among students and their teachers. Generally, students would prefer for teachers to post their Spanish (or any other target language) vocabulary words and then to write the English translations beside them. Unfortunately, according to long-established research by Harvard professor, David Marzano,... read more