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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Places to Find and Watch Documentaries Online

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Places to Find and Watch Documentaries Online | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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The Missing Piece in Teacher Evaluation Laws: Empowering Principals

The Missing Piece in Teacher Evaluation Laws: Empowering Principals | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Sara Mead is a senior associate with Bellwether Education Partners who writes about education policy, with particular attention to early childhood education, school reform, and improving educational outcomes for low-income students.
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Connected Educator Month Day 25 – Pin all the things! Pinterest as a Change Agency

Connected Educator Month Day 25 – Pin all the things! Pinterest as a Change Agency | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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English Language Learners: What to do — and not do

English Language Learners: What to do — and not do | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

By Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski

 

The English Language Learner school population is growing so much that some demographers predict that in 20 years the ratio of ELL students to English-only students could be one in four.


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Nine useful lists for educators | eSchool News

Nine useful lists for educators | eSchool News | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
As part of Connected Educator Month (CEM), social media-savvy teachers and education professionals are using Twitter, blogs, and publications to get information out as quickly and easily as possible, and are using lists in many ways.
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Guest column: Encourage great teachers to stay in the classroom

Guest column: Encourage great teachers to stay in the classroom | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
I have been teaching for nine years with Memphis City Schools. I love what I do, and I'm good at it. So why am I often encouraged to leave the classroom?
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How Do State Teacher Evaluation Laws Stack Up?

How Do State Teacher Evaluation Laws Stack Up? | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Sara Mead is a senior associate with Bellwether Education Partners who writes about education policy, with particular attention to early childhood education, school reform, and improving educational outcomes for low-income students.
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The Importance of Keeping Unscheduled Time: Do you have time to think & reflect?

The Importance of Keeping Unscheduled Time:  Do you have time to think & reflect? | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Teachers have long understood the powerful metacognitive impact of quiet time, apart of the hectic pace of the classroom.  They've typically taken time to think about what went well, what didn't go so great and what to do the next day.  Outside pressure sometimes makes you question this practice....read this article and be confident in knowing you're on the right path.


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Finland Travel Log: Less Pressure on Teachers, More Respect for Students | transformED

Finland Travel Log: Less Pressure on Teachers, More Respect for Students | transformED | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards

Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Two teachers attempt to set the record straight on the instructional shifts required by the common standards.
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Simple English Wikipedia - A Great Resource for Children and ELL Learners

Simple English Wikipedia - A Great Resource for Children and ELL Learners | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Do you know about Simple English Wikipedia? Written using "simple English words and grammar" and with over 86,00 articles Simple English Wikipedia is designed to allow readers the ability to understand the topic. 

It also allows you to make your own book, that you may download as a PDF or ODF. Using "Create a Book" you may add pages you are viewing or all pages in a category. You may also rearrange the pages. To access Create a Book click on this link:

http://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Book&bookcmd=book_creator&referer=Main+Page.


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Assessment and the Common Core Standards

Assessment and the Common Core Standards | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
When my state (Kentucky) adopted the ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS), AP English Language and Composition teachers escaped many of the anxieties — and much of the extra work — that typically accompany the arrival of new standards.
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North Carolina students face sweeping curriculum changes

North Carolina students face sweeping curriculum changes | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The new standards, aimed at keeping U.S. students competitive with other nations, emphasize problem solving and critical thinking.
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LingleOnline English Lesson Plans from Real News

LingleOnline English Lesson Plans from Real News | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

What is LingleOnline?

Create Lesson Plans, Exercises and Class Materials from today's real news. Find articles you or your students like using keywords, level and grammar search.

LingleOnline will take care of the analysis for you. See vocabulary and grammar automatically in context.

Create and manage your own lessons, articles, resources and exercises automatically.

Subscribe for Only €40 for 1yr


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Sweeping Landscapes Painted On A High School Teacher’s White Board

Sweeping Landscapes Painted On A High School Teacher’s White Board | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

We all have different ways of coping with the boredom that comes with a daily routine. Some of us take to YouTube, others smoke. When high school art teacher, Gregory Euclide, gets restless he draws.  WOW.


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ASCD Launches Free Digital Common Core Implementation Tool, Announces Fall Common Core Webinar Series

ASCD Launches Free Digital Common Core Implementation Tool, Announces Fall Common Core Webinar Series | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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.
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What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners

What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The English Language Learner school population is growing so much that some demographers predict that in 20 years the ratio of ELL students to English-only students could be one in four.
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Top 10 Educational Technology Hashtags for Educators | Focus: Online EdTech

Top 10 Educational Technology Hashtags for Educators | Focus: Online EdTech | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Twitter is a real treasure trove of educational resources for teachers and educators.


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Why Waiting in Line Is Torture

Why Waiting in Line Is Torture | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
We’ll never eliminate lines altogether, but a better understanding of the psychology of waiting can help make those inevitable delays a touch more bearable.
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50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents

50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

As a parent, it’s important to be a part of the discussion about education. Informed parents can make a difference, not just in the lives of their own children, but in schools, policy, and more.

 

You can stay in the loop and contribute your opinion by taking part in these Twitter chats and using these hashtags. Check out our list, and you’ll find more than 30 of the most relevant and useful hashtags for parents interested in education today.


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