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  • students learning English as a second language

    4 Steps to Becoming a Culturally Sustaining Teacher

    • Oct 25, 2021
    • Naashia Mohamed

    While an educator cannot singlehandedly transform schools into equitable places, they can be agents of positive change by adopting culturally sustaining approaches.

  • Asian student studying in the library

    Planning an SEL-Focused School Reopening

    • Sep 20, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    As many schools begin to reopen under (somewhat) normal circumstances, educators are asking a lot of tough questions.

  • 9 Ways New ELT Teachers Can Succeed

    • Aug 23, 2021
    • Laura Dzieciolowski

    Much like language production itself, teaching is a complex cognitive process that requires mastery of both practice and theory.

  • Understanding Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

    • Aug 2, 2021
    • Naashia Mohamed

    In recent years, there have been many calls to transform approaches to schooling in pluralistic societies that have treated the languages, cultures, and ways of being of people of colour as deficiencies that have to be overcome to succeed both in and out of school.

  • Teaching the K–12 Summer School Student

    • Jul 5, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    After more than a year of COVID restrictions and hybrid learning, summer school is top of mind for school leaders around the country.

  • 4 Ways to Adapt EL Scaffolds for Content Learning

    • Jun 28, 2021
    • Scott E. Grapin

    Content learning is no longer about memorizing discrete facts and following cookbook procedures.

  • Looking for New Ways to Engage and Attract Students? Try Twitter.

    • Jun 21, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services / Claire White

    In this article, Claire White, social media manager at Wiley Education Services, offers tips on boosting your school’s recruiting and engagement efforts through Twitter’s core and emerging features.

  • 6 Tips for Teaching Impromptu Speaking

    • Jun 7, 2021
    • A. C. Kemp

    Having to speak without preparation can be stressful, even in your first language. Some students freeze; others dive in and start speaking without a plan and end up rambling.

  • ESL Teacher Leadership: Lessons From Distance Learning

    • May 31, 2021
    • Amy Stolpestad and Michelle Benegas

    In our book, Teacher Leadership for School-Wide English Learning, we present the critical role that nonevaluative peer observation plays in English as a second language (ESL) teacher leadership.

  • ELT in 2021 and Beyond: Building a Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    • May 3, 2021
    • Kisha C. Bryan and Kisha Cox

    As we enter 2021, we are hopeful that the experiences of 2020 have fueled a new outlook on life, a renewed passion for the English language teaching (ELT) profession, and a sense of urgency in advocacy for the students we serve

  • Assessment Equity for ELs: Put Students Before Data

    • Apr 12, 2021
    • Judie Haynes

    As the time for assessing K–12 English learners (ELs) with an English language proficiency test approaches, many teachers and parents are concerned by COVID-19 health considerations during the administering of standardized tests.

  • Engaging ELs in Mainstream Classrooms

    • Apr 5, 2021
    • Meghan Odsliv Bratkovich and Andrew Paulsen

    Talking and using language is essential to the learning process, but English learners in mainstream classrooms tend to talk and participate less than their peers.

  • Connecting With Students Outside of Video-Based Class Time

    • Mar 22, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    In this article, Luke Cable, Senior Learning Designer at Wiley Education Services, shares four strategies that enable you to engage students for a deeper, more personal educational experience.

  • 4 Video Game Tricks for Online Learning

    • Mar 8, 2021
    • Jeff Kuhn

    An effective online course and a video game have much in common. Most important, they are intentionally designed objects. That means the experience of the user, not the content or the objective, is the first concern of the designer, and everything is designed to help the player/learner to understand the environment.

  • Teaching and Learning English in AR-Infused Worlds

    • Mar 1, 2021
    • John I. Liontas

    Content-area teachers and English language professionals can employ AR to provide next learning virtualization for increased discovery, trial, engagement, personalization, and conversion of language content data into powerful learning AR formats.

  • Game-Based Instruction in English Language Learning

    • Feb 22, 2021

    The number of ESL students entering public schools remains on a consistent upward trajectory. As educators welcome a more diverse student population into their classrooms, it’s becoming increasingly imperative to add better, more differentiated tools for language learning to our pedagogical tool belts.

  • 10 Reasons to Put Community Before Content

    • Feb 8, 2021
    • Stephanie Marcotte

    With classrooms looking different than they did before COVID-19, we are still under the same pressure to get the desired outcomes from our student and our classes. Though content and outcomes are part of our classroom life, they are not everything. Our classroom community is far more important than any content that we could possibly teach.

  • 6 Strategies to Improve Student Writing and Literacy

    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Erik Thornquist

    The research essay and position paper are staples of composition classrooms. At the same time, students need to move beyond genre.

  • Peer Advice for Faculty Teaching Online for the First Time

    • Jan 25, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    Wiley Education Services sat down with Dr. Roshan Boojihawon and Dr. Michael Shulver to discuss differences between online versus classroom teaching, best practices for the online environment, and recommendations for faculty. Key takeaway: distance learning isn’t so scary after all.

  • 6 Scaffolds to Support ELs in a Virtual Classroom

    • Jan 11, 2021
    • Judie Haynes

    Students are currently sitting in virtual classrooms during the pandemic, struggling to understand content-area information. It is critical for ELs to obtain comprehensible input from their teachers, and this has become increasingly difficult in a virtual setting.