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Contact Info:

Carol Wadden
NIE Co-ordinator

Newspaper In Education Benefits to Students
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

(Chinese Proverb)

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.