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Connecting the Dots

Whatever the outcome of this month’s U.S. election and however bad the second wave of COVID-19 hits this winter, our world will continue to become more interconnected and more interdependent. Despite the closing of...

Cooperative Construction

Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove examine the architecture of co-assessment practices for English learners The topic of assessment often weighs heavily on the shoulders of many teachers. More specifically, educators in general have concerns about...
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Telling Stories

Stephen Krashen on what to do and what not to do when reading aloud Thanks in large part to the success of Jim Trealease’s Read-Aloud Handbook, now in its 7th edition, reading aloud has become...
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July 2014

Cutting to the Common Core: The Positive Side of the Digital Divide Judith Zorfass and Tracy Gray recommend using digital text to differentiate reading instruction Lure of the Sur: A Study Abroad Extravaganza Kristal Bivona finds...
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Creating a Community of Readers

Ruben Alejandro, superintendent of an economically challenged district with 30% English language learners, shares his secrets for getting students—and their parents—reading. I was born and raised in Weslaco, a city of about 35,000 that sits...

Let Learning Emerge

Complexity theory (CT) deals with complex, dynamic, and nonlinear systems. When I first encountered CT some 20 years ago, it was not in the context of language. However, I couldn’t think of...

German Opportunity

There’s never been a better time to immerse in the language of Goethe, engineering, and economic endeavor The German language has a centuries-long tradition of pumping out the Western world’s best literature, philosophy, art, music,...

The Future of Education is in Two Languages

Fabrice Jaumont is convinced that dual-language education should be the norm rather than the exception   Gregg Roberts once said that monolingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st century. So, I ask, what if we lived...

All You Need is Read

Dianne Henderson and Gene Kerns offer practical strategies to help all students reap the benefits of reading A new report says that nearly half of kids read for less than 15 minutes per day. No...

The Wizardry of Oz

Clever schemes, vibrant cities, and stunning landscapes make Australia a great bet for students Australia has been a preferred study-abroad destination for students from the U.S. and Asia for decades because of the excellent quality...
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