Tag: october

October 2015

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

October 2014

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Cutting to the Common Core What Does CCSS Mean for Early Learning? Benjamin Heuston explains why a publisher has adapted its early learning materials to complement the new standardsCutting to the Common Core Sticking to the Script Timothy Shanahan reassesses the role of handwriting in literacy developmentLessons from the Ukrainian Conflict Angelika Putintseva’s firsthand experience leads her to believe that language intolerance is the...

October 2013

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Cuban Expressionism Rose Eichenbaum captures Cuba’s love for communication in dance, music, and artCutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text Kate Kinsella tackles the particular challenges of preparing learners to be able to analyze and discuss complex informational textFinding Drive Seyedeh Sara Jafari explores theories of student motivation and how language learners harness itMentor Arithmetic Daniela C. Wagner-Loera adds up the benefits...

October 2012

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Cutting to the Common Core: Disrupting Discourse Kate Kinsella recommends launching an Academic Language Campaign to prepare diverse learners for the Common Core State StandardsThe Role of Early Oral Language in Literacy Development Timothy Shanahan and Christopher Lonigan explore the connection between early oral language development and later reading comprehension successReading Literature Not Only a Pleasure Research proves that a good book...

October 2011

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Real World EducationThe decade since the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 has been dominated by the continuing “war on terror” and, more recently, persistent, economic recession. There may be a relationship between these two conditions but the reasons for them are less important than the measures we can take to mitigate their negative consequences. Remarkably, educators and educational...

October 2008

October 2008
Hole LanguageThe Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has recently created a furor by issuing an edict requiring that all competitors in its tour speak English or face suspension. The controversy soon spilled from the sports pages to headline news, and the LPGA backed down when it became apparent that the public and golfers were outraged at what seemed...

October 2010

Willing and Ready to LearnSo often when we talk about learning, we refer only to students in educational institutions even though we know that it is an ongoing process which hopefully continues for every single day of our lives. When it comes to educational methodologies, however, most of our policymakers seem to have such entrenched, preconceived opinions that they...

October 2009

Expert Investment Advice Any suggestion that we should be spending more on education right now is usually met with derision as state and local governments struggle to maintain services. However, when the recommendation comes from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), even the most fiscally conservative hardliners should take notice. Founded in 1961, the OECD grew out...

October 2008

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IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languageEnabling Education Anna Uhl Chamot explains how teaching learning strategies can be the catalyst for lifelong learningBilingual Comprehension Deborah Chitester presents her personal views on common confusions in bilingualismDevelopment Zone Mohammed Arroub illuminates the benefits of engaging students in collaborative learning processesEnglish in the Emerald Isle Christine...

October 2006

IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Leaving No Readers Behind Lada Kratky presents strategies for teaching literacy skills to young English language learners Bonanza for ESL Learners Steven Donahue enthuses about the wealth of resources on offer from ESL Pro Systems The Next Generation of CALL Diana Laurillard envisions the potential that technology could offer the language...