Learn how Halloween is celebrated in the United States

Halloween is celebrated in the United States on October 31. The name “Halloween” comes from “All Hallows Eve,” or the day before All Saints Day, a traditional holy day for Christians. Halloween originated in Europe but during the 19th century immigrants brought it to North America,

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MOOC for English-Teaching Professionals

The University of Oregon developed the course, which had a successful pilot run this past summer when it was first hosted on the Coursera platform. The new course will begin in January with two separate 5-week sessions separated by a two week break. The course offers a unique, multimedia-rich collaborative environment where participants can interact with top-ranked English-language educators from all over the world.


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“Book Recommendations For Teachers — Part One”

Book Recommendations For Teachers — Part One is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

In Part One of this three-part series, education writer and parent Melinda D. Anderson shares her book recommendations for teachers, as do educator/authors Kelly Gallagher, Cathy Vatterott and Vicki Davis.