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Teaching writing to ELLs across the curriculum: Strategies for success

Reading, writing, listening and speaking. Educators know the importance of these essential skills for student success, and a brief review of instructional standards will show an emphasis on these four skills. Traditionally, the instruction...

source: By: Erick Herrmann
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President Barack Obama appears to be behind his administration's recent rhetorical push on the need to reconsider the number of tests students take, sources say. And the president's new thinking on tests would seem to put U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a pretty...

source: Education Week

How does a sunset work? Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth graders to really think about sunsets, to wonder and question. So she had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of a physics lesson on motion. Blackwell, like many other teachers, understands...

source: MindShift

Three decades after federal courts ordered Denver Public Schools to better serve English learners, its efforts remain plagued by inconsistencies and a large number of students who haven't shown progress in learning the language. The...

source: The Denver Post

Malaysia: The recent English Language Unity Carnival held recently in Kuantan, Pahang drew a large crowd of participants, including teachers, parents and students from all over the country. For the second year running, the three-day national carnival was held alongside the...

source: The Star Online

It's impossible to have a conversation about dual language learners in the United States without being drawn into questions about their "difference," and just how much it should be taken into account at school. For years, English-only advocates have argued that these differences...

source: EdCentral

From our very first years, we are intrinsically motivated to learn new words and their meanings. First language acquisition occurs within a permanent emotional interaction between parents and children. However, the exact mechanism behind the human drive to acquire communicative...

source: Universidad de Barcelona via Science Daily


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