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Health Literacy & Communicating About Chronic Pain

A great, insightful piece by Amy Bucher: 

Starts a really interesting week of articles on Health Literacy & Pain.


Looking for good TED talks for professional development?


TED talks relevant to adult basic skills teaching and learning are archived on the Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Wiki at

Tags: TED talks

Project-Based Learning in science

Project-based learning (PBL) has been around for a long time.  David Rosen has mentioned this teaching/learning technique in a recent discussion thread.

What business model would be needed to provide every adult learner in the U.S. with digital literacy and problem solving skills?


I would like to call your attention to a new blog article I wrote that I hope will launch a national discussion to address this question: What business model would be needed to provide every adult learner in the U.S. with digital literacy and problem solving skills?
It is particularly relevant, I believe, to this group.  I hope we can discuss it here.

The miracles of modern technology

Technology and writing colleagues,

Apparently this sentence appeared on the US Weekly site on September 27th: "Chelsea Clinton introduced her newborn daughter Charlotte to the world one day after giving birth via Twitter on Saturday.'"

(From 4, October 2014 World Wide Words,  a free weekly e-newsletter written, edited and published in the UK by Michael Quinion. ISSN 1470-1448. The linked website is

David J. Rosen

5th Annual Health Literacy Month Blog Series has begun

Please feel free to share articles and post comments on the blog itself.

See what we'll be talking about this year:

Connected Educator Month-share your best practices for chance to win $50

Connected Educator Month - October 2014

ED Launches Career Pathways Exchange!


As a valued member of the LINCS community, you’re invited to subscribe to OCTAE’s new Career Pathways Exchange (the Exchange) to receive targeted email digests of the latest high-quality resources, events, and information related to career pathways.

Do you want the Science CoP to be a place where science teachers discuss issues of practice?

Science teachers -- and those who wouldn't consider themselves science teachers but who do teach adults science,

I was hoping this CoP would be a place to engage in discussion of practice and theory about teaching adults science. Were you hoping that too? If so, that will only be possible if you join in the discussion. Now is the time.

I have two questions for you, and then an update on the science videos review project:

Scaffolding on the Spot!

Hello friends, I recently came across a blog that discusses on the spot scaffolding. I would describe this as the immediate moves a teacher makes when she notices students do not understand what is being taught. In essence, the teacher adds a layer of support to help the students grasp important content. You can check out Rebecca Alber's blog here:

Rebecca outlines three strategies for providing on the spot scaffolding:


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