Literacy/ESL

A Day in the Life of a Learner

Ivannia Soto reveals how shadowing learners enables educators to monitor their use of academic language Academic language has been broadly defined as the language of school, the language of textbooks, and the language of testing....

First Latino Books

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Everyone’s Story Matters

As a parent and veteran teacher, Katie Egan Cunningham presents a heartfelt case for returning stories to a place of primacy in today’s classroom. As a literacy consultant ,she backs her argument with logic...

Making Connections That Count

Roberto Rivera explores the vital connection between social and cultural competence—for both students and teachers My father is from Nicaragua, and when I was growing up, he brought several of his siblings to the U.S....

New Standards for Short-Term TESOL Programs

In response to the proliferation of short-term TESOL certificate programs around the world, TESOL International Association has developed a set of standards for...

World Teachers’ Day

"Take a stand for teachers!" is the 2012 motto for World Teachers' Day. Celebrations are being organized around the world. UNESCO calls on everyone to consider undertaking a special celebration for World Teachers' Day....

Celebrate International Literacy Day

Literacy in a digital world Today, International Literacy Day (8 September)...
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Is There A Fast Track to Bilingual Education?

Leanna Robinson speaks to Jorge García about the prospect of multilingual paraprofessionals filling the growing demand for bilingual educators The U.S. is facing a shortage of bilingual teachers to keep up with the growing bilingual...

Growing Gains

Diane Glass explains why measuring reading growth should be a top priority for educators The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are transforming the way that reading is taught and assessed. The complexity of texts associated...

World Teachers’ Day Empowers Educators

UNESCO is celebrating World Teachers’ Day (WTD) on October 5 by highlighting the importance of empowering teachers to achieve inclusive and sustainable global development. This year World Teachers’ Day highlights the need to empower all...