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  • Students uniting

    Helping Students to Recognise and Respond to Social Injustice: Suggested Strategies and Resources

    • Jun 26, 2023
    • Naashia Mohamed

    As educators, this may be a useful opportunity to enable conversations about inequities and injustices, so that we can help students to develop the critical thinking, collaboration, and self-reflection skills necessary to foster a better society

  • Students working in a group

    Creating Space for Translanguaging for Elementary School-Aged MLLs

    • Jun 19, 2023
    • Judie Haynes

    Here are ways teacher education programs can promote creation of spaces for translanguaging to become common in all bilingual, ESL, and general education classrooms.

  • Special Education teacher

    Special Education Teacher Burnout: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

    • Jun 12, 2023

    In this feature, we aim to identify the symptoms of special teacher burnout, discuss why the attrition happens in such a fast and sustained way, and point out the best way to course correct.

  • An SEL Toolbox for the English Language Classroom

    • Jun 5, 2023
    • Yevgeniya Pukalo, Kelsey DeCamillis

    Language learning was hindered in many ways in the shift to online learning, but at the same time as these obstacles presented themselves, a window of opportunity opened that allowed us to discover creative solutions to these issues and to focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) needs of students in the English language classroom.

  • Literacy

    When literacy ate language: An analysis of a research-based literacy intervention for designated English Learners

    • May 29, 2023
    • Trish Morita-Mullaney, Fang Gao, Rong Zhang

    In this case study, the researchers examine a literacy intervention and how it is interpreted and implemented by elementary reading specialists.

  • Teachers collaborating

    5 Collaborative Teaching Practices for Teacher Learning

    • May 22, 2023
    • Laura Baecher, Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria G. Dove

    What types of collaborative practices offer ongoing support for teachers? There are many ways that teachers partner together to support one another’s success as well as the learning progress of their students

  • ChatGPT

    ChatGPT: What Educators Need to Know

    • May 15, 2023

    So, what is ChatGPT? And what does its existence mean for teachers and administrators?

  • Creating a supportive classroom

    Inspiring Equity for Vulnerable Learners

    • May 8, 2023
    • Jana Moore, Mary Jane Boynton

    Creating an environment that is all-inclusive and accepting of diversity will result in a welcoming space, which students can easily recognize.

  • English Language Learner

    Revise federal policy on classification of English language learner

    • May 2, 2023
    • David Klayton

    Current federal policy on ELL classification is detrimental to educational opportunities due to the invalidity of classification and the systemic inequity of reclassification and tracking. However, there is hope for a more equitable future for ELLs.

  • English Language Learners: How to Support the Whole Child

    • Apr 25, 2023

    We are a country made up of a wide variety of cultures, and it shows in the classroom. English language learners (ELLs) make up the fastest growing demographic in our schools.

  • Mindfulness in Professional Development: Not a Magic Pill, but Certainly a Superpower

    • Apr 18, 2023
    • Laura Baecher

    For the next few months, I will be inviting voices from a variety of contexts to share their work and thinking on professional development (PD). This post focuses on mindfulness as a practice that can inform our PD, teaching, and whole lives and is contributed by Mary Scholl at the Institute for Collaborative Learning in Costa Rica.

  • Middle School Students

    Social–Emotional Learning and the Middle School Student

    • Mar 20, 2023

    When it’s prioritized, social–emotional learning embodies what it means to learn, grow, and create a brighter world. That’s the purpose of education in a nutshell. Beyond the surface level, quality SEL means forming healthy bonds with others, navigating difficult times with grace, setting boundaries, and showing kindness to all human beings.

  • Female teacher in the classroom

    10 Asset-Based Approaches to Professional Development

    • Mar 14, 2023
    • Laura Baecher

    How can those who design and lead PD for teachers create asset-based programming to draw on teachers’ strengths, experiences, talents, and knowledge?

  • Student with Teacher

    Engaging Elementary MLEs in Writing in the Digital Era

    • Mar 6, 2023
    • Nabat Erdogan, Jason Carter

    This article reports on the blogging experiences and attitudes of young MLEs toward blogs and collaborative learning in a public-charter elementary school.

  • multicultural students

    Placing Identity at the Epicenter of Socially Just Classrooms

    • Feb 27, 2023
    • Nancy Kwang Johnson, Nicole Brun-Mercer

    How can activities be designed to place the multiple identities of students at the epicenter of a socially just classroom?

  • Native American girl

    Teaching About Indigenous Peoples in the EFL Classroom: Practical Approaches to the Development of Intercultural Competence

    • Feb 20, 2023
    • Helen Margaret Murray

    Intercultural understanding and communicative competence are important skills for pupils to develop for living in modern multicultural societies.

  • new teacher

    New Teacher Induction: Why Leaders Need a Structured Approach

    • Feb 13, 2023
    • Lisa Sheehan

    Here are my suggestions for creating an intentional new teacher induction process for your school.

  • Asian group of students

    Assessing and Placing the Preliterate ESL Learner

    • Feb 6, 2023
    • D. Magrath

    Pre-beginning or preliterate learners present a unique challenge for assessment.

  • multi-ethnic students

    4 Harmful Myths About Linguistically Minoritized Students

    • Jan 30, 2023
    • Naashia Mohamed

    Too often, it is assumed that when students come from language and cultural backgrounds that are different from the mainstream, they are lacking in some way, and have less chance of success.

  • teachers and technology

    Ten years later: Reexamining the TESOL Technology Standards for Language Teachers

    • Jan 23, 2023
    • Xiaorui Sun

    The TESOL Technology Standards were developed for language teachers to better understand how to use technology appropriately.