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The Science of the Bilingual Reading Brain

“We are plural. The I is an illusion: bilinguals know this, they are hybrid like the words inside them, surprised halfway on the translation path.” (Jurgenson, 2014, p. 115). Yes, we have always been and...

Science of Reading Inclusion

According to more than 25 years of research by the National Institutes of Health and Studies at Yale University, Dyslexia affects one in five people1. The American Academy of Pediatrics2 states that dyslexia is...

A Road to Reading

We have learned the past 20 years, through cognitive science research, that over 90% of students can learn to read at grade level by third grade; however, the Nation’s Report Card in 2019 reported...

Motivate Readers Now!

No one disputes the benefits of extensive reading (ER) for students of English. There is a substantial body of evidence supporting using graded readers as an effective way...

Language Adapts, Students Adapt—Why Not Students’ Language Tests?

Imagine you are trying to build strength. You go to the gym every day, lift weights, and then come home to rest and recover. The next day, you are back at the gym for...

Co-Teaching for Capacity Building

Whether you are a school or district administrator, a coach or fellow educator, you must have encountered a colleague who felt lost when assigned to teach English learners,...

Retooling from the Classroom to the Workplace

When COVID-19 began to spread, businesses and schools had to suddenly shift to remote ways of working and learning. This uncovered a major problem. Most businesses and classrooms weren’t prepared to offer a fully...

Queering English Language Classrooms

Working with queer English learners requires close attention to their emotions and feelings, prior to or in conjunction with the teaching of language and literacy. Queer pedagogy does more than “good” instructional strategies and...

Framing the Future

Currently, we are in the middle of what some have described as the Great Reset (Rold & DeVries, 2022; World Economic Forum, 2022), driven by the rapid adoption of technology at scale to mitigate...

The Path to Learning a Language

I recently invited a professional to speak to my adult students who are learning English as a second language. They were very excited to have a guest come in and share his view of...
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