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The Importance of Literacy

You start to learn language from the day you are born. You learn to use language to express your feelings and communicate with others. During early speech and language development, you learn skills that are important to the development of literacy.

Literacy is a person's ability to read and write. Reading and writing are important to help function in school, on the job, and in society.

In school, children with communication disorders are more likely to struggle with literacy skills. They often perform poorly in school, have problems reading, and have difficulty understanding and expressing language.

Adults may also have literacy problems. Some adults continue to struggle with reading and writing from childhood. Others have trouble reading and writing after a stroke or brain injury.

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you were illiterate?

What would you do if you could not read or write?

Post your response in the comments by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 11th.
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Educational Ted Talks

Ted Talks are a great way to spread a message, and to make you see things through a different perspective. This one is my favorite Every Kid Needs A Champion Rita makes you realize relationships matter! Believing in your students and connecting with them on a real, human and personal level you can make a HUGE impact.

Find an education-related TED talk on either ted.com or TEDed and tell us why it is important for educators to watch!

Make your post by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 4th.

First Week Complete!

Congrats! You finished your first week as a student intern!

Tell us all about your experience. Don't hold back!

Things to think about:
Exciting things that happened?
Disappointments?
Have you learned anything yet?
How do you like your mentor teacher?
What are the students like?
What is the classroom environment like? (set up and mood)
What was your favorite part of this week?

I'm excited to hear!

Post your response in the comments by 11:59pm, on Friday, September 27th.

First Post Ever!

Welcome to our classroom blog! This year every week, you will have a new blog post that you will need to comment on by Friday before midnight. This post should happen regardless if we have class on Friday or not! Topics will be varied week to week but will do with the education and training.

For this first post, please tell the class a little bit about yourself, and tell us what you are looking forward to the most this year!

This first post is due by Friday, September 20, 2019, by 11:59 pm.