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A Pedagogy of Translanguaging

Laura Hamman, Emeline Beck, and Aubrey Donaldson have developed a framework for designing and integrating more flexible language pedagogies into the bilingual classroom  One day at recess, a distraught five-year-old approached me and proclaimed angrily,...

Unintended Consequences

Katie Nielson asks if online collaboration may sabotage language learningFacing decreased enrollment and increasing student demand for a return on investment, higher education is under more pressure than ever to improve educational outcomes. With...

The Business of English Teaching Overseas

Todd Squitieri gets down to the nitty-gritty of how to make a living as an EFL teacherIt used to be that you went to Asia for a while because of the generous compensation. Even...

Assessing Literacy Effectively

Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell see assessment as the gateway to responsive teaching Using sound instructional approaches within your classroom community enables you to make moment-to-moment teaching decisions that respond to each child’s...

Improving Learner Outcomes

David Bong explains the what, why, and how of measuring world language skillsThe world of language assessment is endlessly fascinating. What, why, and how we measure language skills are constantly evolving to incorporate new...

Mutual Understanding with Intercomprehension

Clorinda Donato and Pierre Escudé explain how intercomprehension is the basis for their Multilingual Romance Languages Learning ProjectWhat if the target language suddenly became multiple languages learned in tandem through a strategy that encouraged students to seek...

#IAmMore

Voyager Sopris Learning has partnered with WeAreTeachersto launch a social movement designed to embolden educators and students to effect change and to believe in the power of literacy. Called “#IAmMore,” the movement gives educators...

Animating All Students

Gregory van Zuyen reports on the way Terry Thoren and Rudy Verbeeck are using cartoons to help teach language skills and learning habits in classOne of the many challenges facing educators at this time...

America’s Bilingual Roots

Dominika Baran reminds us of the history and value of America’s multilingual past  Every September, or August in some cases, teachers welcome into their classrooms students whose first language is not English. Some of these...

Testing Reformed

Lance Knowles explains how advances in technology and cognitive neuroscience allow us to assess and modify the quality of learning and practice A major benefit of the technology revolution in education is the ability to...