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7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain

7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
What Freud has to do with auditory cheesecake, European opera and world peace.
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Amid Butterflies, a Bit of a Lingua Franca at the Natural History Museum

Amid Butterflies, a Bit of a Lingua Franca at the Natural History Museum | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Holly Tooker, a longtime guide at the Butterfly Conservatory, can say “butterfly” in nearly 150 languages after years of asking foreign museum visitors.
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The word butterfly in many languages brings people together.

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Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.
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Here's the Thing...: A Q&A with Paul B. Janeczko | Kirkus

Here's the Thing...: A Q&A with Paul B. Janeczko | Kirkus | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Julie Danielson interviews poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko about his 50th book, 'The Death of the Hat'.
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Gaps Between White and Latino Toddlers Emerge Early, Study Shows

A study comparing the cognitive growth of 2-year-olds found that more Mexican-American children demonstrated slow growth compared to their white peers.
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3 Tools to Support English Language Learners in Your Class

3 Tools to Support English Language Learners in Your Class | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Teaching consultant Barbara Blackburn offers 3 simple, proven tools to support English Language Learners that teachers can quickly adapt to their classrooms.
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The shocking differences in basic body language around the world

The shocking differences in basic body language around the world | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The body speaks volumes. But what it says depends on the culture you're in.
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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

Via Sharon Bakar
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A must for English Learners.

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NIU celebrates bilingualism with unique offer for students

NIU celebrates bilingualism with unique offer for students | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In an increasingly connected world, the best-prepared college graduates will be those who can work and communicate with people across the globe. That reality is at the heart of a new Northern Illinois University program that rewards bilingualism with actual college credits.
NIU’s “Celebrate Bilingualism” initiative offers up to 12 credits for undergraduate students who can…
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An Exile Artist From Iraq Paints Herself Into Ancient Illustrated Manuscripts

An Exile Artist From Iraq Paints Herself Into Ancient Illustrated Manuscripts | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Hayv Kahraman was in her fourth grade history class in Baghdad when the question was asked: Is Iraq a democracy or a dictatorship? Not knowing what either word meant, she guessed “dictatorship.” This proved to be the wrong choice, no matt...
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As teaching methods improve, Oregon cuts years off English-language instruction

As teaching methods improve, Oregon cuts years off English-language instruction | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
English as a second language courses have become sparse in middle and high schools, with elementary students accounting for more than 75 percent of those who get daily help acquiring English.
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We can do this. Don't fail the lives of  another generation of students 

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Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words

Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new study analyzes vocabulary from around the world and finds a universal skew toward the positive.
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Gestures and pictures 'boost foreign language learning'

Gestures and pictures 'boost foreign language learning' | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new study finds people learn foreign words more easily when using several sensory organs. In tests, foreign words with gestures or pictures outperformed verbal learning.
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EHT program helps Spanish-speaking students become more proficient in their native language

EHT  program helps Spanish-speaking students become more proficient in their native language | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Why exposing your children to another language is one of the best things you can do: more capable of empathy

Why exposing your children to another language is one of the best things you can do: more capable of empathy | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Children who are bilingual or exposed regularly to a second language may be more capable of empathy, a new study found.


"Children in multilingual environments routinely have the opportunity to track who speaks which language, who understands which content and who can converse with whom," said Samantha Fan, leader of the research team and a University of Chicago psychology graduate student, according to the Pacific Standard....

 

Being raised in a multilingual world could mean that the skills used to better focus the brain on more than one task at a time could be how the skill to express empathy is developed, two skills tied into one: focusing effectively on more than one perspective.

 

by Mandy Morgan


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Educators: Common Core not a stretch in Spanish classes

Educators: Common Core not a stretch in Spanish classes | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
There are challenges, but students in dual-language classes in California are learning Common Core concepts in languages other than English.
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Taking It to the Stage With Readers Theater

Taking It to the Stage With Readers Theater | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Readers Theater gets kids up on their feet and learning—and it's lots of fun.
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First-Generation Students Unite

First-Generation Students Unite | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
These young pioneers, the first in their families in college, speak out about who they are, where they come from and the income inequality on campus.
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National Association for Bilingual Education

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NABE 2016  The Hilton Chicago  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL March 3- 5, 2015
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Say what? Half the world’s languages will vanish by the end of the century : NewsHour Poetry Series : Video : The Poetry Foundation

Say what? Half the world’s languages will vanish by the end of the century : NewsHour Poetry Series : Video : The Poetry Foundation | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain.
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Dedicated parents bridge the gap between cultures, languages

Dedicated parents bridge  the gap between cultures, languages | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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States Must Expand Higher-Education Opportunities for Undocumented Students

As the courts debate President Barack Obama’s immigration directives, undocumented students continue to fight for access to higher education in Texas and other states.
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A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.
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Write About ~ digital writing for classrooms

Write About ~ digital writing for classrooms | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it

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"Write About provides many (and I mean many) images with writing prompts. Students can write their response and do an audio recording of it. Teachers can create virtual classrooms and provide individual written feedback to student writing. Student creations can be shared publicly or just with their classmates. Teachers can change prompts or upload their own photos.

 

"I think Write About is going to be an exceptional site, in particular for English Language Learners. It combines visual imagery, writing, speaking and listening – not to mention an authentic audience."


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In Louisiana, Desire for a French Renaissance

In Louisiana, Desire for a French Renaissance | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
From a long-running radio show to bilingual street signs, efforts are being made to preserve a vernacular once repressed by law.
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Reciting This Bilingual Poem in Schools Apparently Violates Arizona’s Absurd Ethnic Studies Law

Reciting This Bilingual Poem in Schools Apparently Violates Arizona’s Absurd Ethnic Studies Law | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“Tú eres mi otro yo/ You are my other me,” begins a section of a poem often taught in Arizona classrooms.
- 2015/01/14
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