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Crafting Motivational Narratives

Language teachers have an attitude problem, but not in the usual sense. If anything, we may care about our...

The Importance of Feedback

Without question, this year has presented numerous challenges and changes in education. This is especially true for English learner (EL) educators and students alike. Cues teachers see from students in the classroom are difficult to...

Crafting Motivational Narratives

Language teachers have an attitude problem, but not in the usual sense. If anything, we may care about our work too much. We love language, and we dream of passing this love on to...

Black History in the Community

There is no doubt that K–12 English learners (ELs) who are being educated in the U.S. should receive instruction...

Youth Poetry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx8cSGW4k8&feature=youtu.be Click here for more. Get LitOn Saturday mornings, Get Lit Players aren’t drooling on their pillows or watching TV. They come from all over the city of Los Angeles to recite and write poetry. Many...

Six Myths about Emergent Bilinguals

There are enough myths about emergent bilinguals to drive English learner (EL) educators crazy trying to correct them all. We’ve gathered six of the most common myths and looked to see if, by dispelling...

Introducing ‘School’

Q1: What activity can’t parents get kids to sit still for? Q2: What activity can’t parents get kids to stop doing? A1: Online school. A2: Video games.This juxtaposition is particularly powerful considering linguist James...

Safety First

Here are five steps that all districts should take when implementing student safety procedures and protocols for 1:1 devices and online access. With eight schools, 5,000 students, and a 1:1 Chromebook initiative across all...

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

America-jin desuka? Nai, Africa-jin desu. Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for...

Anti-Racism Resources

Dismantling Racism: Working from the Inside Out Ayanna Cooper provides resources that support anti-racism, equity, and access in the U.S. The Weaponization of English Kisha C. Bryan and JPB Gerald examine coded language, position statements, and the...
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