Tag: teacher

EdTech for English Learners

U.S. Department of Education data show that English learners in grades K–12 in U.S. public schools in the 2015–16 school year numbered over five million students—about 10 percent of all enrolled students—and that roughly three-fourths of public school districts included students who are English learners. Many teachers, including those in small and rural districts, have one or more English...

Transitioning to Standards-Based Classrooms

In A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning, published by Marzano Research, authors Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, Philip B. Warrick, and Jeff Flygare detail a sequential approach for implementing standards-based learning in K–12 classrooms. Using their decades of experience in schools, along with up-to-date research, the authors explain the theories and ideas behind standards-based learning—a method of connecting curriculum, instruction,...

Game Giveaway for Teachers!

In honor of World Teachers’ Day, Goliath Games is giving away free prize packs of games.5 winners will receive a 14-game prize pack – 7 games for their home and 7 for their child’s classroom. The giveaway ends on 10/31.Descriptions of the games are below:Sequence Letters, JAX Games (For 2-4 players, ages 4-7) https://www.jaxgames.com/sequence-letters-3/ Players sound out the letter on...

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 and clipart collections, Web-based virtual picturebooks with illustrations & vocabulary, Instructional & cultural videos subtitled in simple Spanish with key words,Realia: tickets, currency and...

Victory for Arizona Teachers After Walkouts

The teacher walkouts in Arizona have come to an end due to the governor signing a budget bill. (https://twitter.com/dougducey/status/992028377660866562) Arizona Govenor Doug Ducey announced Thursday that the bill will give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, which ended their five-day walkout. The massive walkout, known online under the hashtag #RedforEd, affected more than a million public school students...

Latino Teachers’ Perspectives

To build and maintain a teacher workforce that is representative and capable of serving an increasingly diverse student population, district leaders must pay as much attention to understanding and creating the right conditions to retain Latino teachers as they do to recruiting them. This starts with listening to, and learning from, Latino teachers, according to a report by the...

Great Teachers Aren’t Born, They’re Taught

Mary Thrond explores trends in world language development for teachers (Teaching Works, University of Michigan, www.teachingworks.org) Commissioned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress “to examine the nation’s current capacity in languages and recommend actions to ensure excellence in all languages as well as international education and research” (vii), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on Language...

Global English Language Teacher Award

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Pearson ELT has launched a new award to celebrate inspirational teachers. The global award will showcase teachers who have implemented innovative ways of teaching in their classrooms leading to improved learning outcomes, from the big innovations to the everyday.Teachers everywhere are adopting new digital tools, implementing new ideas, and coming up with innovative solutions that improve outcomes for their...

Growing Bilingual Teacher Shortage in California

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A new report released by Californians Together shows that many school districts across the state are currently facing a growing bilingual teacher shortage, and that in the near term, there is a pool of at least 7,000 bilingual teachers who are well positioned to begin to address this shortage, and need to be supported with professional development.As more families...

UK Push to Train Language Teachers

Despite Brexit–or maybe because of it–there is a desperate shortage of world language teachers in the UK, so the government is launching a program to train native speakers of French, German, and Spanish to become teachers.The plan is to create opportunities for people with linguistic skills, whether they are living in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. “There may be people who speak French, German, or Spanish – in the UK or abroad – who would like to consider a career change and go into teaching,” said Gaynor Jones, director of the National Modern Languages SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). “For some, it could be an opportunity to experience a different culture as well as using their talents for the benefit of students keen to learn a new language.