Education, Teaching & Language

By David Deubelbeiss | A reader featuring all the latest news, research & resources for teachers.

Japan’s interpreters struggle to make sense of Trumpese

As political leaders in Japan pay close attention to how U.S. President Donald Trump will go in office, so, too, are interpreters who have had a …

Japan

Why "anti-tech" teachers irk me

<i>**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained</i> …

Education Technology

Digital Learning Day

What do we mean by digital learning? Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a…<p>After a rigorous …

All Talk & No Action in ELT?

This weekend was the TESOL Summit in Athens, and like many an ill-advised corporate venture, it was hashtagged to encourage (token) engagement from …

Education

7 sneaky ways to get students reading using technology

We all have had students in our classroom who dislike reading. You can spot them easily during their silent reading time: staring at the wall, using …

eLearning

Implementing Extensive Reading in the Classroom

South Korea has become a hub for EFL in the past 20 or so years. Despite recent indications that this pulsating industry is on the verge of a steep …

Why Social and Emotional Learning Is Essential for Students

<i>Editor's note: This piece is co-authored by Roger Weissberg, Joseph A. Durlak, Celene E. Domitrovich, and Thomas P. Gullotta, and adapted from</i> …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't)

Read to young children in this way, and they'll develop greater intellectual empathy -- and become more successful.<p>If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can …

Parenting

'It Feels Like Education Malpractice'

What one woman learned from 10 years of teaching in a New York City public school<p>Laurel Sturt was a 46-year-old fashion designer in New York City whose career trajectory took an unlikely shift one day on the subway. A self-proclaimed social activist, Sturt noticed an ad for a Teaching Fellows …

Transcription, lenition and allophonic variation

I doubt that many native speakers of American English will recognize this word:<p>But with a little more context, more people will get the message:<p>And …

Linguistics

Substitute Teaching: A Missing Piece in the Teacher Shortage Debate

puzzled by John Potter (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)<p>While discussions about the growing teacher shortage have traditionally emphasized the failings of our …

Education

Burnout's devastating impact on teachers who can't switch off — EducationHQ Australia

The term ‘burnout’, as applied to the workplace, began to be regularly used as early as the 1970s, to describe a series of behaviours observed in …

Education

Harry Potter

Education

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And …

Pedagogy

Parents are key to academic success, study finds

It is parents who have the greatest influence on whether or not pupils perform well and stay in school, <b>new research</b> has found.<p>Pupils whose parents …

Education

What’s the future of education? Teachers respond

What’s the future of education? How will students learn differently? What will the schools of the future look like? We asked TED-Ed Innovative …

Education

My philosophy on activism

My response to a request to comment on academics and activism,<p>from a journalist/scholar writing for the New Indian Express.<p>My activist philosophy is …

Learning and earning: Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change

Learning and earningEquipping people to stay ahead of technological change<p>It is easy to say that people need to keep learning throughout their …

Education

The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

How can students think critically about information in today's age? UBC Library Communications/flickr, CC BY-NC-NDImagine, for a moment, the …

Research

19 quick changes you can make today that will make you a better language teacher

In a recent article, I asked the question: Are you wasting your money on language classes?<p>The article made the point that, while classes can help …

Language

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

Adolescence is an exciting time as teenagers become increasingly independent, begin to look forward to their lives beyond high school, and undergo …

The Brain

How the JET Program Changed Japan

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program has played a major role in the internationalization of Japan. It was launched in 1987 as a means of boosting …

Japan

The Real Crisis in Education:An Open Letter to the Department of Education

by Krista Taylor<p><b>U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos</b> <br>U.S. Department of Education<br>400 Maryland Avenue, SW<br>Washington, D.C. 20202<p><b>Governor John …

I can’t answer exam questions about my own poems, says US poet

Badly worded or poorly conceived questions on standardised tests are not uncommon (remember the question about a “talking pineapple” on a New York …

Gazette » The Beliefs and Behaviors of Star Teachers by Martin Haberman

The Beliefs and Behaviors of Star Teachers by Martin Haberman<p><i>Add your comments and reactions following the article.</i><p><i>Reprinted with permission from</i> …

Philadelphia School District librarians: a species nearly extinct?

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>CHICAGO – Hummus is too fatty, pretzels are too salty. Even hard-boiled eggs and yogurt don’t make the cut. Those …

You requested someone with a degree in this? *Holds up hand*

You requested someone with a degree in this? *Holds up hand*<p>So there are two main schools of Artificial Intelligence — Symbolic and …

The English language’s domination of the globe may be skewing scientific research

People speak over 6,500 languages worldwide. Some are known to only a very few while others are spoken by billions. One is dominating.<p>Increasingly, the world’s common language is English; speaking, reading and writing it are critical skills for workers in the global economy. For example, this month …

Linguistics