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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.
Engaging Elementary MLEs in Writing in the Digital Era
- Mar 6, 2023
This article reports on the blogging experiences and attitudes of young MLEs toward blogs and collaborative learning in a public-charter elementary school.
Placing Identity at the Epicenter of Socially Just Classrooms
- Feb 27, 2023
How can activities be designed to place the multiple identities of students at the epicenter of a socially just classroom?
Teaching About Indigenous Peoples in the EFL Classroom: Practical Approaches to the Development of Intercultural Competence
- Feb 20, 2023
Intercultural understanding and communicative competence are important skills for pupils to develop for living in modern multicultural societies.
New Teacher Induction: Why Leaders Need a Structured Approach
- Feb 13, 2023
Here are my suggestions for creating an intentional new teacher induction process for your school.
Assessing and Placing the Preliterate ESL Learner
- Feb 6, 2023
Pre-beginning or preliterate learners present a unique challenge for assessment.
4 Harmful Myths About Linguistically Minoritized Students
- Jan 30, 2023
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.
A Teacher Wellness Check-In Before the Spring Semester
- Jan 16, 2023
Teaching is a selfless profession, no doubt, but let’s face facts. You’re only human. That stark and unblinking truth means teacher wellness takes critical damage with every new responsibility that gets thrown your way.
Say It in a Page – Communication for Leaders
- Dec 19, 2022
Here are the benefits explaining why leaders should “say it in a page.”
Get In-Formed: The Power of Forms to Get to Know Your Students
- Dec 12, 2022
Using simple online tools, like Google Forms or Microsoft Forms, allows us to make far deeper connections than you might initially imagine.
5 Activities to Explore Cultural Diversity
- Dec 5, 2022
Culture is more than artefacts, rituals, and traditions. It is derived from the understanding we acquire through living together as a community and our connections to others within it.
Introducing Knowledge-based Vocabulary Lists (KVL)
- Nov 21, 2022
Vocabulary is probably the key type of knowledge necessary for any language use, because if words to express concepts are not known, all syntactic and discourse knowledge is of little use.
Literacy and New MLLs in U.S. Elementary Schools
- Nov 14, 2022
It is important for teachers to realize that not all newcomers come to us with the same background, especially when it comes to literacy.
Small Changes Can Make Your Courses More Inclusive
- Nov 7, 2022
Each learner has lived a unique experience that shaped their perspective and learning needs.
The Importance of Body Language for Effective Oral Communication
- Oct 31, 2022
For those educators who are teaching multilingual language learners (MLLs), body language is an important topic to address.
8 Tips for Refreshing Assignment Guidelines
- Oct 24, 2022
An important part of preparing for the upcoming school year is developing assignment guidelines and accompanying rubrics.
Read the Room – An Important Skill for School Leaders
- Oct 17, 2022
As a school leader, you are placed in front of a crowd on an ongoing basis.
Affecting Language Policy: Start With Your Language Orientation
- Oct 10, 2022
Many people equate policy with law and politics—something that brings to mind lawmakers and politicians rather than educators. However, teachers are central to policy implementation in a number of ways.
If We Must Label Language Learners: EL vs. MLL
- Oct 3, 2022
What’s in a label? In this article, I reflect on the labels that we use in our field to refer to those learning English as an additional language, and how those labels matter.
Using Language Portraits to Explore Students’ Identities
- Sep 26, 2022
The complex nature of identities and how conflicts occur between our self-attributed and other-ascribed identities.