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Managing Diversity

“I know that I don’t have a background in working with English language learners, but aren’t you using far too many videos...

Destination Andalucía

Leanna Robinson rallies for Andalucía as a study abroad location for Spanish immersionThere is nothing quite like learning Spanish in Spain. While...

California League of Schools Summer Institute

Proven K-12 Practices for English Learners Featuring Dr. Kate KinsellaBy Dr. Kate KinsellaThis summer I have the pleasure of...

Finding Drive

There is no question that one’s success in any task is closely related to motivation. Learning a language is no exception. But what is motivation?

Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma

The American educational system has a difficult time understanding dyslexia and an even harder time identifying children with dyslexia in order to provide the correct...

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...

The ESL Makeover

Danny Brassell gets over himself to make learning fun for all agesWhen I first began teaching elementary school, my principal asked me...

Inspiration from Live Interaction

Going to a conference is like attending a live performance. It is interactive, a shared experience. The audience and the presenters are sharing time, space, and focus....

Speaking Spanish

First, let us take a look at what students are hoping for, what we are hoping for as teachers, and why speaking in class might not happen...

Going One on One

Jeanne Beck and Katt Simms describe how Chromebooks are dominating the 1:1 English learner landscapeStep inside today’s K–12 school and you’ll find English...