Resources

Focus on Student Centered Learning

In Future-Focused Learning: Ten Essential Shifts of Everyday Practice, published by Solution Tree, author Lee Watanabe-Crockett details how educators can shift instruction to focus on student-centered learning competencies to support critical thinking and digital...

Free TESOL Lesson Plans, Activities

In preparation for the new school year, freshen up lesson plans with new ideas from the TESOL Resource Center (TRC). The TRC is full of free classroom activities, lesson plans, teaching tips, and assessment...

Helping EL Students Learn Math Concepts

Available for implementation in grades K–5 for back to school 2019, Curriculum Associates’ new Ready Classroom Mathematics empowers all students to own their learning through discourse-based instruction...

PandaTree’s Dynamic New Learning Platform

PandaTree’s new live video tutoring platform gets kids engaged and motivated to learn languages by allowing them to put Mandarin or Spanish language skills to work in authentic virtual settings. Tutors and students see each...

Measuring Teacher Impact

Verso Learning’s platform is a teaching resource designed to collect evidence and data from the classroom to develop and deliver personalized professional development and measure a teacher’s impact on student learning. The platform uses...

Duolingo Rolls Out New Language-Learning Podcast

The language-learning app, Duolingo has decided to add NPR style podcasts to their arsenal of tools to get people speaking. The company, which is typically known for gamifying language in their app, has launched...

Spanish Resources

Some free online resources for Spanish teachers Teachers’ blogs: Miscositas www.miscositas.com Lori Langer de Ramirez offers a plethora of resources for Spanish teachers: Thematic curriculum units with cultural connections, lesson plans, & handouts, Teaching materials: printable workbooks...

Discount Code for ELL Strategies Guides

Visit ELLGuide.com and use code FCAD473 for 25% discount ($9.95) on ELL Strategies Guides for all educators responsible for ELL instruction
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Software Focus

In addition to the humble book, publishers have launched an array of reading programs designed to help readers of all types acquire the skills they need Here’s a selection of the most innovative Academy of READING The Academy...
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Target Language

AIM (Accelerative Integrated Methodology) is a compete language-teaching system that uses the following strategies: Gesture Approach: Through a kinesthetic technique called the gesture approach,...