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Making Education More Than a Grade

Anne Paonessa assesses the impact of service learning on English language learners While the current focus in our field is on increased academic vocabulary and overall college and career readiness as driven by the...
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Lessons from the Ukrainian Conflict

Angelika Putintseva’s firsthand experience leads her to believe that language intolerance is the root cause of conflict on the shores of the Black Sea Crimea is my motherland; I was born there. My roots and...
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When Language and Learning Get Tough

John Carr offers strategies for identifying and serving the growing population of English learners with learning difficulties In the 2012-2013 school year, there were approximately 1,346,000 English learners (ELs) in California’s K–12 public education system...

Skills for a Multilingual, Global Learning Community

Edynn Sato offers strategies for educators to help multilingual learners develop academic literacies and succeed across multiple academic disciplines and contexts In our increasingly diverse and global society, many students are in classrooms receiving instruction in...

Adding Madness to Method

Carol Gaab questions the value of traditional teaching methods in the language classroom Nothing draws more heated arguments in the field of language instruction than methods. Between trademarks and remarks, there has been much divisive debate...

Unintended Consequences

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

Lawyers Call for ESEA Equality

Yesterday,  the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a formal letter to US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) calling for additional improvements and...

Teaching in the Zone

Sara Davila uses theory and research to hit the learning sweet spot You walk into your classroom ready with a full selection of lesson plans...

December 2014

Preparing Children on the Range Claudia Miner examines the challenges of getting early education to minority children in the most rural environments Mutual Benefit Heather Tyler explains how the service learning model works for all participants Music to...
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Study Finds Visual Rhythms in Sign Language

A new study has found that patterns exist within the visual structure of sign language. The study, published in the Proceedings of the...