Tag: april

April 2015

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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 argumentsAudio Dissection Seventeen-year-old Akshay Swaminathan shares his technique to improve world-language comprehensionHarnessing the Power of a Teacher’s Pen Kelly Boswell argues that teachers should share their creative writing processes to benefit their studentsUsing Hands-On Manipulatives Jennifer Nash recommends the tactile...

April 2014

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Help for Every Struggling ReaderCutting to the Common Core Kinsella on Narrow Reading Dr. Kate Kinsella advocates the use of Narrow Reading Units as a portal to word knowledge and literate discourseRiding the Blogging Trail Leah Stilman sees blogging as the logical development of creative writingDyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma Kelli Sandman-Hurley advocates using the mother tongue to diagnose dyslexiaIntegrating Content and...

April 2013

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Ladino Bryan Kirschen is working to revitalize the Judeo-Spanish tongue that was exiled long ago from the MediterraneanMainstreaming ESL Common Core State Standards are putting more pressure on all teachers to help English learners achieve literacy proficiency, so here are resources designed to lighten the loadThe ESL Makeover Danny Brassell gets over himself to make learning fun for all agesStates of Spanish Julie...

April 2012

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2012 ELL Software Guide Technology has revolutionized the way that languages are taught and practiced Tying Cable to Realia Melissa Conroy and Amy Ferryman explain how SCOLA is working with local cable TV providers to offer low cost international programming for the classroom A Day in the Life of a Learner Ivannia Soto reveals how shadowing learners enables educators to monitor their use of academic...

April 2008

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Entrepreneurial EducatorsAs the specter of recession looms large in government accounting offices nationwide, and lawmakers, confronted with the “unexpected” prospect of diminishing tax revenues, are slashing education budgets with abandon, the only real surprise should be that it took so long for the bubble to burst. For several years, economists have warned that growth levels were not sustainable as...

April 2011

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A Land of ContrastsNo matter which party is in power or what time of year it is, there is one thing that you can be sure of in America — whatever your viewpoint; there will be someone who believes the exact opposite.Recently, the state of Arizona seems to have taken on the role of counterbalancing progressive opinion in its...

April 2010

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Free Public EducationNow that a compromised healthcare bill looks set to be pushed through Congress, the Administration has released its Blueprint for Reform to shift public attention to education and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act(ESEA), perhaps in the hope that it will be much easier to achieve consensus over education than it has been over health. Such a strategy is surprising since education is so...

April 2008

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IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languageNavigating English Learner Standards John Carr explains how WestEd’s Map of Standards for English Learners not only clarifies California’s standards, but can be used to improve the instruction and assessment of English learners in any classroom settingUpholding Standards Dan Domenech argues that formative assessment enables teachers to teach...

April 2007

IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Creating a New and Improved NCLB Act As Congress debates reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, The Institute for Language and Education Policy presents its recommendations for reform One Million Americans Studying Abroad Language Magazine pledges its support for a visionary new bill seeking to create globally...