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Inquiry Scaffold BOL 30.10.17 (Current Version)

Inquiry learning PDF Version A booklet for teachers & students new to inquiry learning Inquiry cycle based on Kathy Short’s “Authoring Cycle” & Kath …

Do you want to go fast… or far?

I am not a natural collaborator.<p>Anyone I have ever been on a team with would be able to confirm this fact.<p>I am passionate. I am zealous. I am …

50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter

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School leadership and management resources, with programs, policies, procedures, strategies & planners.

Social constructivism originates from the Russian psychologist, Lev Vygotsky, circa 1932. It obliges students to use collaboration and …

What if collaborative meetings always led to action?

<b>What if collaborative meetings always led to action?</b>Starting with the end in mind, our team leaders considered what they would like participants to …

Evaluating Co-Teaching: 3 Indicators of Effective Co-Teaching

Lately, I’ve noticed an increasing number of people using wearable technology such as the iWatch. People who own iWatches talk about how it measures …

Having the privileged of being in a number of schools and classrooms provides a lot of insight into the teacher personality and how teachers teach. …

WRITING TOOLS & IDEAS..... - Information Report

Information Report<p>Edit 0 4 …<p>0 Tags<br>• Notify<br>• RSS<br>• Backlinks<br>• Source<br>• Print<br>• Export (PDF)<p>INFORMATION REPORT....<p>An information report involves defining or …

Myth vs. Fact: Bilingual Language Development

Unfortunately, many erroneous beliefs still persist with regard to language acquisition in bilingual children. The above infographic was created to …

Embracing ‘Translanguaging’ Practices: A Tutorial for SLPs

Please note that this post was originally published in the Summer 2016 NJSHA’s VOICES (available HERE). If you have been keeping up with new …

UsingText

While many educators have simplified or chosen to use easier texts, complex texts are the very thing that academic English learners need. Written …

Learning is not about covering the curriculum…

Are you a good teacher? Do you know your subject well, prepare lessons thoroughly and cover the curriculum efficiently? Do your students respect you? …

Need an Alternative to Google’s Reading Filter?

It was May of 2015, and The Internet was up in arms.<br>It wasn’t because of a casting decision for some superhero blockbuster. It had nothing to do with …

Open-ended Questions to Encourage Conversation

• How do open-ended questions empower students, especially English Language Learners?<br>• What advice does Ms. Gelormino have for using open-ended …

Teaching

CPD Through the Power of Partnership Teaching

<i>Linda Sandler is Head of EAL at Falinge Park High School in Rochdale, where seventy-eight per cent of the pupils are bilingual. In this post she</i> …

02 Andy Brown Why Translanguage in Your class

01 My advice to Teachers How to Incorporate Translanguaging...

05 Andy Brown Internet as Multilingual Resource

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom by Terry Heick Note: You can purchase a similar, classroom-ready version of these …

Co-Teaching: How to Make it Work

<b>Impossible.</b> That was my first thought when I saw the class roster. In one of my ninth grade English classes, 13 of my 27 students had IEPs. …

Teaching

Talking in Class

Oracy is taught during assemblies and wellbeing classes, but "it's embedded into every single lesson," says Gaunt. Students use oracy techniques in …

Assign articles and research

MultiBrief: Math is about numbers, so it’s easier for English learners, right?

Mathematics is regarded as one of the core content areas that all students are expected to master as they progress through school. Mathematics …

‘Makerspaces’ for science instruction also proving helpful for English learners

The students build English skills as they work in teams and record the progress of their projects in journals.