NL Weeklies NIE Coordinator
Teaching and Learning in the Classroom
* Creates a desire in young people to read, with practical and fun teaching ideas.
* NIE helps students develop reading skills they will need all their lives.
* It increases students' vocabulary and critical thinking and reasoning skills.
* Provides subject specific material to programs for all grades: Language Arts; Fine Arts; Social Studies; History; Global Issues; Economics; Science; Mathematics; Creative Writing; Creative Problem Solving across the curriculum.
* Newspapers are fun to read and fun motivates learning. The newspaper adds a powerful and exciting dimension to learning.
* Using the newspaper, educators will have the chance to explore some teaching strategies, approaches and resources that they may not have tried previously.
* The program provides teachers with a selection of curriculum related activity kits.
* It teaches students lessons in scanning, finding, sorting, processing, editing, research and recycling.
* Newspapers update information contained in textbooks.
* This program bridges the gap between classroom learning and the real world.
* NIE makes young people better informed on community events and community programs directed at youth.
* Newspapers can be cut, marked on, colored, pasted, folded - activities important to active learning, by doing and seeing.
* NIE provides immeasurable opportunities for incidental learning.
* It promotes life long learning using "Living History" through newspapers as "Living Textbooks"
Today's Readers are Tomorrow's Leaders
Tell me. I'll forget.
Show me. I may remember.
Involve me. I'll understand
The degree to which a teacher enables all students to connect, feel capable and contribute is the degree to which one succeeds as a teacher, in the classroom setting. NIE is a model approach to assist teachers in achieving this goal.