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March 2015

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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...

March 2014

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Let Learning Emerge Diane Larsen-Freeman applies lessons from complexity theory to language education Empathy Starts in Schools Juan José Vázquez-Caballero argues that it is time for world language teachers to fill the cultural deficit Cutting to the Common Core Changing the Playing Field In the second installment of a two-part article, Jeff Zwiers, Susan O’Hara, and Robert Pritchard present essential shifts for teaching Common Core...

Education and Civil Rights, 50 Years After the March on Washington

Posted on August 27, 2013 on Homeroom, the official blog of the US Dept of Education by Arne Duncan I’ve often said that education is the civil rights issue of our time. I’m not the first to say it. But what does that mean? Civil rights means having the same opportunities that other people do –regardless of what you look like,...

March 2013

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Strange Bedfellows Julie Gordon chronicles the efforts of linguists, indigenous communities, and Google to create a comprehensive online information source on endangered languages Speaking in Our Defense David Edwards reflects on the first year’s work of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office Cutting to the Common Core — Understanding Language Kenji Hakuta and Martha Castellón present the challenges and opportunities for...

March 2012

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Creating Your Own Space Mindy Broderick raves about the functionality of Wikispaces for language classes Talking in the Library Jason Teshuba describes how access to online language learning programs is invigorating America’s libraries Recognizing the Learner Nile Stanley and Yue Meng explore the effect of culture on the learning process Reading for Number One Bruce B. Brown examines how independent reading can transform the...

March 2008

Redrawing the Political Langscape Now that the Republicans have chosen their Presidential candidate and the Democratic contest is reaching its climax, political analysts across America are searching for demographic indicators to help predict the outcomes of primaries in the key states of Ohio and Texas this month. Pundits have been quick to claim that supporters can be classified according to...

March 2011

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The Communication Revolution As dictators topple across North Africa into the Middle East, and new uprisings coalesce on almost a daily basis, one of the most striking aspects of this new revolutionary wave is the ability of its participants to communicate not only with their compatriots or comrades but across borders with news organizations and like-minded activists via social networks,...

March 2010

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Keeping the Message Clear President Obama’s appointment of Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana as assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the Department of Education represents an enormous opportunity for English language educators. For the first time, an English learner with first-hand experience of succeeding in a second language is in a position to make a real difference to...

March 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Links to PDF documents online. For more, please click here to subscribe. The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Language Learning on the Eightfold Path Carole Poppleton believes that the application of Buddhist principles to the teaching of ESL and other languages can empower students Speaking Defensively Christine Tsai visits America’s most critical language institute Responding to Intervention...

March 2008

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Squeezing California Schools Karling Aguilera-Fort believes that California’s Year of Education should be renamed the Year of Increasing Disservice to Language Learners and Other Students Language Class Students Enjoying Literature Giovanna Comerio finds a way to incorporate literature into every level of language class Second Life and Language Fred Dervin explains...