I’m betting that many of you are in the midst of grading a large stack of papers, projects or other final assignments. Too often these end-of-course pieces of work don’t live up to our expectations or students’ potential.
Although an overwhelming majority of Japanese parents want their children to have a global perspective, nearly 90 percent of them are not happy with the nation's English education, according to a recent survey.
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RANTOUL — Jacqueline Hoke slips what she calls the "magic scarf" around her neck, and the students in her classroom know that now it is time to speak only English.Hoke, a first-grade teacher of bilingual students at Eastlawn School in Rantoul, said...
This book applies social theory to curriculum design and sets out a program for language curriculum renewal for the 21st century. It includes many examples of text-based curricula and describes a plan for curriculum renewal based on texts as the unit of analysis for planning, for teaching and for assessment. Underpinned by Halliday’s semiotic theory of language, the book combines the theory of language as a resource for meaning-making with learning language as learning to mean.
The curriculum design constructs curriculum around social practices and their texts rather than presenting language as grammatical and lexical objects. This work will provide teachers, teacher educators and curriculum planners with a curriculum model for teaching children and adults in different contexts from preschool to adult education as well as serving as a practical guide for students.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
ASCD WEBINARS ASCD's free webinar series brings experts in the field of education to a computer near you. Our webinars address timely and relevant topics like the Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning strategies, and closing the achievement gap. We archive each webinar, so you will never have to miss one!
When you enter Julie Chang's world languages class at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City , you leave English at the door. Then, if you know the answer to a question and are told to " qing ju shou ," you raise your hand.
OpenStax College, the nonprofit, open-access publisher out of Rice University, announced the launch of its first iBook text Monday, becoming the latest publisher to try to make the free-with-paid-options model sustainable. The interactive, iPad-based version of OpenStax’s free-to-read online College Physics text is available through iTunes for $4.99.
The ability to weigh multiple perspectives—from different schools of thought cultures, or individual viewpoints—is one of the most important skills in the global innovation economy.
I've asked Susanna Pierce, a teacher in an international school in Spain (and formerly of the International School of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas) to share how she teaches the weighing of perspectives using the most important assets in her classroom: her students. Although an international school setting provides many different cultural perspectives, I think most of you will find perspectives to be just as varied in the American classroom.
My ideaphoria got the best of me and I had to start something new. It’s a series of short animations about the history of language called Mysteries of Vernacular. Check it out at mysteriesofvernacular.com.
TIRF, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate new knowledge about English language teaching and learning. TIRF plans to apply research findings to practical language problems by working collaboratively with teachers, researchers, authors, publishers, philanthropic foundations, government agencies, and major companies.
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