Under the Common Core State Standards, math teachers whose students have varying levels of English comprehension are using innovative ways to teach them math, the vocabulary of math and to discuss how they came up with their answers.
Believe that students’ native languages are cultural and linguistic assets; Offer professional learning opportunities and collaboration time to ensure all teachers are able to support English learners; Offer English learners access to a full Common Core–aligned curriculum; Engage parents and forge strong home-school connections.
Margaret McKenzie's insight:
Four focus areas that can make a difference to school/district success with ELs.
From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
Research on of learning a second language might eventually lead to advances in the use of technology for second-language learning. Brain imaging research may eventually help us tailor language learning methods to our cognitive abilities.
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.
Justin Minkel, an elementary teacher in Arkansas, says that a supportive school environment coupled with tailored instructional techniques can help English-language learners make dramatic gains in achievement.
At a panel discussion and film screening Tuesday, experts in education and immigration advocacy discussed how to build welcoming school communities for all students, like immigrants and English language learners.
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