Tag: classroom

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...

Cultivating a Personal Style

Juliet Falce-Robinson insists on individual style in a skills-based approach to language teaching   The goal of a successful language program is to foment and foster the development of linguistic and cultural proficiency, and thus awareness,...

A Pedagogy of Translanguaging

One day at recess, a distraught five-year-old approached me and proclaimed angrily, “Fulanito me tagó.” Confused, I attempted to...

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...

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...

Seven Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom

Anna Matis, author of 7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive, Foreign Language Classroom, shares the secrets of her own success: MAQ When I received the keys to my classroom, the first thing I did was write...

Early Language Key to School Success

Kim Echart of the University of Washington News reports on a new study which shows that early use of words and grammar determines...

Busting Myths, Telling Truths

Matt Renwick recommends a grounded approach when it comes to technology in the classroom In a first-grade classroom, two teachers co-facilitated a literacy lesson. It was a shared reading experience that transitioned into a shared...

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...

When Literacy Gets Critical

Lina Sun provides a rationale for integrating peace education into the English curriculum through graphic novels Graphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using a combination of words and images, are often sophisticated and...
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