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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Announcing Teen Literacy Tips

I am very pleased to announce the launch of my major web project, Teen Literacy Tips. If you are a junior or senior high teacher or administrator, a homeschooling parent, or a parent who wants to enrich your teen's classroom education, Teen Literacy Tips is designed for you. Please tell as many people as you can about it. Here's an excerpt from the introductory page:
This site will help you turn each of your students into the elusive Literate Teenager -- spontaneous yet intelligent, energetic yet thoughtful, the despair of nutritionists and the hope of the world. If you're a junior or senior high teacher, a concerned parent, or a school administrator, the materials you find here will help you teach teens to be more human, to be more intelligent, and to be more analytical. Using the skills and resources on this site, you'll become the reading mentor students need: the Gandalf to their Frodo, the Good Witch to their Dorothy, the Socrates to their Plato.

The heart of this site is Teen Literacy Tips, an educational blog that provides you with teaching techniques and advice several times a week. You can subscribe to the feed using a blog reader, or you can simply bookmark the page and visit it each day.

The discussion forums give you a chance to connect with other teachers and parents who face the same challenges you do when it comes to teaching teens to improve their reading habits and skills.

And one of the most exciting areas is the resources section, where you will find lessons, book lists, articles, and much more, including audio and video files that you can download. This area will be expanding greatly during the coming months, so be sure to visit it frequently.

I've even partnered with Simply Hired to provide job listings for those of you that might be fresh out of college and looking for work, or for those of you looking for a change of scene.
Please drop by and leave a comment, and if you like what you see, spread the word. You can find it at www.TeenLiteracy.com or www.NickSenger.com.

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Anonymous podcastin' Cyndi said ... (Monday, June 25, 2007 4:35:00 PM) : 

Gosh, your site is a gold mine! I found your site through the Trinity Prep School blog.

I have a question.....we're a homeschooling family, and I wondered if you have a book recommendation to teach the Reformation from a Catholic world view for a 5th grade student. I couldn't find an email on your blog, so sorry I'm clogging your comments section with something unrelated to the post.

You might like my Catholic podcast. We post a new episode every Monday, and it's usually about 15 minutes long. I'd be honored if you tuned it. I'll link the web address, or you can find it on iTunes podcasts as Two Edge Talk. Peace be with you!

 

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