Tag: 2015

  DECEMBER 2016 Year Planner Conferences, workshops, observances and grant deadlines Open Doors Report More students than ever are U.S.-bound to learn Nail Polish and Baseball Bats Diana Kennedy suggests “googling for content” to inspire students to read Growing Global Educators Deborah Ellis engages students in rigorous learning by harnessing their enthusiasm Toward Biliteracy: Spanish and Californian Trajectories As demands grow for biliteracy in California, Cynthia García Dehbozorgi and Nehemias Giménez García compare the state’s initiatives...

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Fact or FICTION: The PLOT thickens Stephen Krashen argues that self-selected pleasure reading of fiction is key to complex text comprehension for first- and second-language learners Skills for a Multilingual, Global Learning Community Edynn Sato offers educators strategies to help multilingual learners develop academic literacies Transforming Teaching A Harvard white paper analyzes teaching problems and suggests a ‘system’ to build teachers’...

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B.O.O.S.T. Your Instruction! Anne Paonessa finds ways to make the most of class contact time Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves Kristal Bivona on how increased access to communications technology has created new ways schools can use to develop international partnerships Time to Listen Monica Brady-Myerov suggests scaffolding listening in the English learner classroom Meaningful Professional Growth Amanda Seewald offers a...

Namer of Thrones Game of Thrones’ language creator, David J. Peterson, details his extraordinary career as Hollywood’s linguist-in-chief Building to Code Virginia “Jenny” Williams uses assessment and scaffolding to support the five stages of second-language acquisition Focus on the Student Adisack Nhouyvanisvong explains how improved assessment can increase personalized learning for all students The Home Run Experience Vinnie Jordan...

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Making Words Dance Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom Precision Rotation Lance Knowles applies real-world knowledge to the implementation of the Flipped Classroom Clearing Virtual Hurdles Sylvaine Montaudouin tackles the challenges of developing content and teaching online Composition Tools These innovative programs can help build...

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Telling Stories Stephen Krashen on what to do and what not to do when reading aloud Powering Pedagogy Margaret Don offers solutions to the problems arising from using PowerPoint in the language classroom Portuguese from Cape to Cape Brazil may be the Portuguese powerhouse, but the language is still alive and well in Africa Portuguese Immersion Talk about tough decisions: Brazil or Portugal? Spanish as...

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Profile: Mohamed Abdel-Kader The U.S. Department of Education's language boss shares his motivation and goals Words + Pictures Lina Sun sees the value of using graphic novels to help develop multiliteracies French à la mode Gaétan Mathieu sees bilingualism as the key to the future of French in the U.S. Destination France Where and why to learn French in France Quebec Beckons From language to La Citadelle, explore...

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All the School’s a Stage Pilar Alvarez, education director at the Young Storytellers Foundation, explains how the organization boosts literary confidence Boosting Brain Power Erin Bell documents reading improvement through the implementation of research-based programs Cutting to the Common Core: Mathematically Speaking Judit Moschkovich offers teachers recommendations for supporting English learners in mathematics classrooms Formulae for Math Success A selection of products designed...

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Cutting to the Common Core Constructive Conversations Constance Dziombak finds that quality academic conversations help ELLs to clarify and express their arguments Audio Dissection Seventeen-year-old Akshay Swaminathan shares his technique to improve world-language comprehension Harnessing the Power of a Teacher’s Pen Kelly Boswell argues that teachers should share their creative writing processes to benefit their students Using Hands-On Manipulatives Jennifer Nash recommends the tactile...

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Cutting to the Common Core Fostering Academic Interaction Kate Kinsella offers an action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in constructive classroom discussion Stories Bring It Home Kate Nguyen and Nile Stanley research resilience in language learners and its relationship to storytelling Ludic Learning Ted Martin explains why we need games in the classroom and offers some suggestions The Cradle...