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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • teacher wellness

    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.

  • communication for leaders

    Say It in a Page – Communication for Leaders

    • Dec 19, 2022
    • Lisa Sheehan

    Here are the benefits explaining why leaders should “say it in a page.”

  • young college student

    Get In-Formed: The Power of Forms to Get to Know Your Students

    • Dec 12, 2022
    • Brent Warner

    Using simple online tools, like Google Forms or Microsoft Forms, allows us to make far deeper connections than you might initially imagine.

  • cultural diversity

    5 Activities to Explore Cultural Diversity

    • Dec 5, 2022
    • Naashia Mohamed

    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.

  • vocabulary

    Introducing Knowledge-based Vocabulary Lists (KVL)

    • Nov 21, 2022
    • Norbert Schmitt, Karen Dunn, Barry O’Sullivan, Laurence Anthony, Benjamin Kremmel

    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.

  • multilingual

    Literacy and New MLLs in U.S. Elementary Schools

    • Nov 14, 2022
    • Judie Haynes

    It is important for teachers to realize that not all newcomers come to us with the same background, especially when it comes to literacy.

  • diverse classroom

    Small Changes Can Make Your Courses More Inclusive

    • Nov 7, 2022
    • Brian Grindall

    Each learner has lived a unique experience that shaped their perspective and learning needs.

  • body language

    The Importance of Body Language for Effective Oral Communication

    • Oct 31, 2022
    • Judie Haynes

    For those educators who are teaching multilingual language learners (MLLs), body language is an important topic to address.

  • school assignment

    8 Tips for Refreshing Assignment Guidelines

    • Oct 24, 2022
    • Ilka Kostka, Cristine McMartin-Miller

    An important part of preparing for the upcoming school year is developing assignment guidelines and accompanying rubrics.

  • read the room

    Read the Room – An Important Skill for School Leaders

    • Oct 17, 2022
    • Lisa Sheehan

    As a school leader, you are placed in front of a crowd on an ongoing basis.

  • language

    Affecting Language Policy: Start With Your Language Orientation

    • Oct 10, 2022
    • Naashia Mohamed

    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.

  • language learners

    If We Must Label Language Learners: EL vs. MLL

    • Oct 3, 2022
    • Raichle Farrelly

    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.

  • children learning languages

    Using Language Portraits to Explore Students’ Identities

    • Sep 26, 2022
    • Naashia Mohamed

    The complex nature of identities and how conflicts occur between our self-attributed and other-ascribed identities.