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Eleven Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures, by Ella Frances Sanders

Eleven Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures, by Ella Frances Sanders | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Words are flimsy packages that we wrap around abstract concepts and offer to others in the hopes of being understood.
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Love languages for this very reason.

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Sketchnote Primer

Sketchnote Primer | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The how-to video I made for the Apple Distinguished Educator Global Institute in San Diego, July 2014. A number of colleagues asked if they could use it in their classrooms--by all means! I have ju...
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Wonderful work, Brad!

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The Children Crossing Our Border Just Want a Better Life—Let’s Treat Them as Our Own

The Children Crossing Our Border Just Want a Better Life—Let’s Treat Them as Our Own | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
We deal with Latin America in lots of ways. So why shouldn’t we take some responsibility for—and show compassion toward—kids who want to come here?
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Surge of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Presents Education Challenges

Surge of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Presents Education Challenges | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration is scrambling to provide more long-term shelter space for the wave of children coming from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
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Incredible numbers. Incredible challenges. 

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Interesting to read through. 

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Sleep After Learning Strengthens Connections Between Brain Cells and Enhances Memory

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Sleep....more sleep....my kind of advice.

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.@impactfulcoach: The endless quest for leadership | via @SmartBrief

.@impactfulcoach: The endless quest for leadership | via @SmartBrief | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
if we know what leadership is, then why do we act as if we simply cannot fathom the concept or master its complexities?
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Why are we stuck on naming it? Defining it?

 

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Twijector

Twijector | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Twijector is a real-time twitter wall for conferences, events, cafe and classrooms.


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Could be fun!
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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, June 4, 8:49 PM

https://hootsuite.com/hootfeed

Jay Roth's curator insight, June 10, 12:19 PM

Similar to TodaysMeet - but public!

Patty Ball's curator insight, July 20, 9:26 PM

twitter projection

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Using Brain Research to Inform Teaching and Learning

Using Brain Research to Inform Teaching and Learning | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

"The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, May 1, 6:01 AM

While these are "tips for e-learning", they apply to all learning and instruction.


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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? It would be saying to students something like, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wed
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12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom

12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

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Important to gain insight into useful approaches to utilising social media in a classroom environment.

 

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Coach K's "Ah-ha moment" and his secret to sustainable success

Coach K's "Ah-ha moment" and his secret to sustainable success | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Coach K clearly articulates a “Connection Culture” -- where shared identity, empathy and understanding move individuals toward group-centered membership.
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Infographic: “How the Brain Benefits from Being Bilingual” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Infographic: “How the Brain Benefits from Being Bilingual” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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All this...plus it's just FUN to learn languages! 

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.@ScottEblin: 3 killer communication mistakes to avoid | SmartBlogs

.@ScottEblin: 3 killer communication mistakes to avoid | SmartBlogs | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
If you’re the project leader, there are three simple questions you can regularly ask to avoid the three killer communication mistakes.
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Rethinking the what? The So What? and the Now What?

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Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’

Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’ | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Vanderbilt University

 

"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.


Metacognitive practices increase students’ abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new contexts and tasks."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 25, 6:13 AM

Four assignments for explicit instruction:


  1. Preassessments—Encouraging Students to Examine Their Current Thinking
  2. The Muddiest Point—Giving Students Practice in Identifying Confusions
  3. Retrospective Postassessments—Pushing Students to Recognize Conceptual Change
  4. Reflective Journals—Providing a Forum in Which Students Monitor Their Own Thinking

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 4:05 PM

Emotional intelligence and learning how to learn might be the two most important teaching work we do for children. It is about connecting with what is important in healthy ways and understanding learning more completely. We can never do this completely, but we should make the effort.

Nicola Parkin's curator insight, July 28, 4:35 PM

Nice! 4 strategies for helping learner learn to learn.

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How Do You Know If Your Students Are Globally Competent?

How Do You Know If Your Students Are Globally Competent? | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Image Source: http://cdn.newsday.com/In a speech given to the Council on Foreign Relations, Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education said, “In the 21st century, a quality education system is the centerpiece of a country’s economic development and it can be the one thing that unites the world. In this global economy, the line between domestic and interna...
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Great areas to reflect upon and inform classroom practice

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Teacher Prep and ELLs: NCTQ's 'Strong' and 'Weak' Programs

Teacher Prep and ELLs: NCTQ's 'Strong' and 'Weak' Programs | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Very few teacher preparation programs are adequately addressing the needs of English-language learners, a new review finds.
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12 Findings on Mind, Brain & Education

12 Findings on Mind, Brain & Education | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Mind, Brain, and Education is the first in a nine paper series from JFF called Students at the Center.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 3:48 PM

We are constantly changing the world and it is constantly changing us.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 19, 9:42 PM

How does education work inside the mind?

Audrey Jackson's curator insight, May 20, 5:08 AM

MBE helps us understand how deeply emotion and other environmental factors affect learning - something teachers have known for years but now have science to back it up!

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Researchers use rhythmic brain activity to track memories in progress

Researchers use rhythmic brain activity to track memories in progress | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
University of Oregon researchers have tapped the rhythm of memories as they occur in near real time in the human brain.
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EEGs as a tool to track mental activity to uncover insights about memory processes. 

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Ms Wendi's World Wonders: American Memorial Day

Ms Wendi's World Wonders: American Memorial Day | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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Accessible post on Memorial Day for kids. Please share. 

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32 Habits That Make Thinkers

32 Habits That Make Thinkers | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
32 Habits That Make Thinkers
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Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teaching Argument Writing to ELLs

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teaching Argument Writing to ELLs | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues

ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Rethinking how ESL teachers are prepared to support ELLs under new, more rigorous standards in reading, math, and science is essential, three English-learner experts write.
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Past perfect tense – explanation and a mind map

Past perfect tense – explanation and a mind map | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Last week I was teaching past perfect in one of my classes and suddenly one of the students exclaimed:
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ELLs' Literacy Improved Under Popular Instructional Model, Study Finds

ELLs' Literacy Improved Under Popular Instructional Model, Study Finds | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The first phase of a four-year study found that English-learners in Project GLAD classrooms performed better on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some writing tasks than their peers whose teachers did not use the instructional approach.
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Do You Hear Me Now? An Active Listening Exercise for Teachers

Do You Hear Me Now? An Active Listening Exercise for Teachers | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Listening well—actively and deeply—is a skill that requires both attention and intention. It starts with our ears (making sense of words as well as the speaker’s tone) but also involves…
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The art of listening. Attention and intention. 

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