Jennifer Dear

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10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

Here are ten ideas to get you started on your journey toward <i>not</i> becoming the classroom dinosaur you have always feared becoming.<p>1. Blogging<p>Blogging …

The Elephant in the Language Classroom

"Those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." --Charles Darwin<p>It was a success. I picked up cricket, guitar, and …

Language Learning

Language and Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC]

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on …

The Ultimate English Grammar Cheat Sheet For Students (Infographic)

<b>Do You Need help with a Learning Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners

<b>Date:</b> 2007<p><b>Summary</b>: This report, commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, outlines an action-oriented agenda that includes reform in …

Stages of Second Language Acquisition

Stage I: Pre-production<p>This is the silent period. English language learners may have up to 500 words in their receptive vocabulary but they are not …

Language Learning

Use Easy Nonfiction to Build Background Knowledge

A Texas librarian shares his strategy of using nonfiction picture books to introduce new concepts to struggling adolescent readers and to build their …

Books

Essentials for Effective Reading Instruction | RTI Action Network

Classroom Reading Instruction That Supports Struggling Readers: Key Components for Effective Teaching<p>The National Research Council (NRC), a group of …

Language Learning App Question It for Students on iPads

The iPad is a powerful educational tool for students with special needs. A language learning app can be a game changer for students. Question It is …

2 Awesome Tools for Teacher-Parent Communication

November 18, 2016<p>Engaging parents in classroom learning is vital to students intellectual and cognitive development. It allows parents to keep track …

Education Technology

What a Makerspace can mean for the Writing Classroom -Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Session Info<p>In our interactive session for “Makerspace in the Library: What it means for your Classroom,” we really let our participants drive the …

A Look Back: “Using Freire & Fotobabble With English Language Learners”

<b>Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

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If You're Failing To Hit Your Goals, Try A Learning Goal Instead

If you’ve been falling short of some major goal, it might not be your effort or motivation; it could be that you’ve set the wrong kind of goal.<p>There are two types of goals; performance goals and learning goals. Performance goals are those goals that focus on getting a desired end result. If you are …

Self-improvement

Common Core: Teach Literacy in Every Subject

—Joshua Lott for Education Week<p>In high schools across Denver, chemistry teachers are working from a new set of lessons. The topic: "Should the United …