We had awesome guest blogs for the month of December 2011. We are so glad we were able to share these posts with you. I enjoyed reading each one and found them very useful and informative.
Thanks to our wonderful authors for sharing. Enjoy!
A BIG thank you to all our guests!

December 2011

Guest Blog: Living History: Using Historical Fiction in the Classroom

Shelley Stout is a former teacher and published author of short stories, novels, magazine articles, and blogs. She presents workshops to teachers and enjoys being a writing mentor and tutor for children and adults. Shelley is available to speak to students via Skype.

Guest Blog: The Art of Teaching Second Language Learners

Lori Wolfe a public elementary ELD teacher in Ashland, Oregon. She has taught K-5th grades in dual immersion programs and bilingual classrooms. She has also taught as a Title One Bilingual Support teacher in Reading and Math.
She has authored 26 bilingual thematic units for Kingsley Publishing, and has written a series of reproducible bilingual Math Games. Lori has presented at numerous conferences including: •NCTM national convention •NABE National Association of Bilingual Education •TABE Texas Association of Bilingual Education •CABE California Association of Bilingual Education •Two-Way CABE •Illinois State Bilingual Conference In addition, she presents workshops on Strategic English Language Development. •Spotlight on ELD: Make and Take Workshop Oregon •Fun To Teach ELD Workshops Oregon and California

Guest Blog: Top 5 reasons why your child could benefit from tutoring

Tracy Schutz is a veteran middle school teacher who is passionate about at-risk students, e-learning, ed technology, and social media.  -Looking for educational news and information?  Find more here: http://dedication2education.com.  You can also follow Tracy on Twitter @tracyschutz or at http://linkedin.com/tracyschutz.

Guest Blog: Teach the “Art” of Giving: 5 Artistic Activities for Holiday Giving

Sara Eberle is the host of MommaJam, a parenting podcast that covers MOP Culture (mom pop culture).  She also reports on parenting topics every other Thursday on the South Shore’s 95.9 WATD-FM radio station live at 7:10 a.m.