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  • 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.

  • SES

    Understanding the Need for SES in Public Schools

    • Sep 19, 2022

    Supplemental education services (SES) ensure that public schools facilitate their most essential function: to provide every child with an education.

  • STEM

    6 Effective Practices for Teaching STEM to MLLs

    • Sep 12, 2022
    • Darlyne de Haan

    Teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to multilingual learners (MLLs) can be very challenging because STEM vocabularies can be very complex for even the native English speaker.

  • green school

    How to Create a Green School

    • Aug 29, 2022

    What exactly does it mean to have a green school?

  • self assessment

    Online Self- and Peer-Assessment for Teacher Professional Development: A Case Study of the Process and the Perceived Impact

    • Aug 22, 2022
    • Shambhavi Singh, Santosh Mahapatra

    This case study explored the process of English as a second language (ESL) teachers’ participation in online self- and peer assessment (OSA and OPA) during an online teacher professional development (TPD) program focusing on task design and their perception of the subsequent impact on their understanding of tasks.

  • conversations

    Developing a Conversation Partner Program

    • Aug 15, 2022
    • Kendra Johnson, Amy Tate

    English language students want and need real-life conversation practice.

  • happy student

    Q&A: Building a Quality Online Instruction Model for a Positive Student Experience

    • Aug 8, 2022

    Every year, Wiley fellows collaborate on specific projects that advance teaching and learning across higher education.

  • young students writing notes in classroom

    15 Tips for Improving the Identification of Gifted ELs

    • Jul 25, 2022
    • Del Siegle

    There is clear and mounting evidence that gifted education must address the serious challenges associated with the underidentification and underservicing of diverse populations of gifted students.

  • senior teacher in classroom

    Facilitating a Growth Mindset — Three Prompts for Principals

    • Jul 18, 2022

    They are three simple questions that are vital to school improvement and to teacher growth.

  • classroom feedback

    3 Strategies for Formative Assessment and Feedback

    • Jul 11, 2022
    • Hetal Ascher

    This blog post contains three strategies for formative assessment and feedback and some practical classroom-based activities to apply these strategies with your English learners.

  • linguistics

    8 Resources to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

    • Jun 27, 2022
    • Naashia Mohamed

    International Mother Language Day is observed every year on February 21 to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism around the world.

  • diverse group of students

    Preparing ELs for Academic Interaction Listening Expectations

    • Jun 6, 2022
    • Kate Kinsella

    College and career readiness initiatives within the United States aim to prepare K–12 learners for increasingly complex life, learning, and work environments.

  • male teacher

    School Leaders – Always Be a Teacher First

    • May 30, 2022

    Thinking about teaching led me to think about the implications of being a school leader and a capable administrator.