Tag: learning

Taking English Learning Online

Instructional strategies that have proven effective in improving English language learner (ELL) achievement include providing ELLs with intentionally planned vocabulary instruction; using gestures, visual cues, or realia; providing opportunities to practice using language; activating...

A Systematic Approach to Online Teaching and Learning

How surreal it was as we said goodbye to our fellow teachers. We had, of course, no idea that it would be so long before we would be seeing our students. Before we left,...

Former Apple Company Launches Analytics Tools for Distance-Learning

PowerSchool, a tech-education company once owned by Apple Inc, is launching new data analysis tools for millions of educators using its distance learning platform. With the learning gap growing as school closures continue because...

Online Chat with Purpose

Chita Espino-Bravo offers advice on teaching and assessing conversation in a Spanish virtual course Teaching any virtual conversation class is full of challenges, especially in assessing the conversations and debate sections students prepare virtually. In...

Finding Drive

There is no question that one’s success in any task is closely related to motivation. Learning a language is no exception. But what is motivation? According to behaviorist theory, motivation is quite simply...

Let Learning Emerge

Complexity theory (CT) deals with complex, dynamic, and nonlinear systems. When I first encountered CT some 20 years ago, it was not in the context of language. However, I couldn’t think of...

Literacy Starts in the Library

Literacy is the foundation of everything we do for our learners. Reading is a required skill for every subject, whether it is science, English, math, or social studies. If this foundation is...

Making Learning Come to Life

“Ultimately, the outcome of maker education and educational makerspaces leads to determination, independence, and creative problem solving, and an authentic preparation for the real world through simulating real-world challenges. In short,...

Multilingual Matters

The Royal Academy of the Spanish Language which is one of the authorities regulating and preserving the changes that occur in the Spanish language, in the 22nd edition of its dictionary (2001),...

Getting Personal

Nick Gaehde and Liz Brooke discuss Lexia Learning’s solutions for diverse classrooms and tell us what to expect next Daniel Ward: We’ve gone through a period of ten to 15 years where everybody expected certain...
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