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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.