Education, Teaching & Language

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

A Language Thought Experiment - EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk

Recently, I’ve chanced upon a number of articles and blog posts championing the seemingly well established idea that children are much better …

Language Learning

Embracing Our Impact at Every Step: From Teacher to Teacher Educator

<i>By Nicole Mirra, English Education, College Lead Ambassador, Brooklyn, NY:</i><p>When I was a high school English teacher, I knew I was making an impact. I …

Teaching

“The Case Against Education”

Bryan Caplan, the libertarian George Mason University economist, has written an important but flawed book, <i>The Case Against Education,</i> arguing that …

Education

The Necessity of Boundaries | Edutopia

What Might This Look Like?<p>Let’s consider a fictional middle school student named Jake. Jake is in eighth grade. He’s absent once or twice a week. …

Teaching

5-Minute Film Festival: 7 Videos for ELL Classrooms

There are many popular television shows and movies that can be great tools for English-language development, and it's probably a safe bet to say that …

Film Festivals

The Top 10 Reasons To Use Songs In The Classroom

Teachers by training or usually just instinct, know that music works in the classroom. For all ages, for all topics. I've even used a song to teach …

Top 10

Bilingualism as a Life Experience

What do we know about bilingualism? Much of what we once thought we knew — that speaking two languages is confusing for children, that it poses …

Language Learning

U.S. Court: Detroit students have no right to access to literacy

On Friday, dumped out with the least desirable news of the week came word that a lawsuit arguing that Detroit students were being denied an education …

Education

Social Emotional Learning and the Future of Education | Getting Smart

By: Giancarlo Brotto. Core development skills such as conscientiousness, extraversion, emotional stability, openness, and agreeableness can be …

Education

3 Ways to Unlock the Wisdom of Colleagues

With packed schedules, piles of grading, and the endless pressure to prep for tomorrow, it’s no wonder many teachers spend little time outside their …

Pedagogy

Research news: Krash ‘n’ burn: Does this study disprove famous language learning theory? - ELgazette

Students who are required to produce speech in L2 appear to improve their language comprehension faster than learners who only practise …

Language Learning

Is It Burnout? Or Demoralization?

Demoralization happens when educators face persistent challenges to their professional values.

Teaching

Snubbing tech in schools is failing disadvantaged pupils, finds think tank

Education technology can help transform outcomes for disadvantaged pupils but is being neglected, according to a new report from the public services …

Education

All we need is fun? A review of InnovateELT 2018

When I saw the word “fun” in the title of this year’s Innovate conference, I’ll admit I was skeptical. It reminded me of an article I’d read a few …

Language Learning

Kids are keeping Aboriginal languages alive — and learning just how different they are

When, as a child, Annalee Pope ignored her parents, they delivered her a simple reprimand that contained a powerful clue about her history.<p>"Open your …

Language

How to help struggling young readers

Rosy Taveras, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 218 in the Bronx, models fluent and expressive reading. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger …

Teaching

A Performance-oriented Model of Intercultural Communicative Competence

the <i>software of the mind</i>, i.e, those cultural factors which affect communication. This software works like the system files inside a computer: the …

Linguistics

No bilingual advantage for executive function: Evidence from a large sample of children in the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.

How to speak English fluently – 34 experts give their tips

by Jason R. Levine. Last updated March 28, 2016.<p>How to speak English fluently?<p>The Internet is teeming with suggestions, instructions, and procedures …

Language Learning

Ed-Tech That Makes Me Want to Scream | Inside Higher Ed

Blog: Just Visiting<i>Just leave me alone!</i>I’m sure I lost count of how many times I shouted this during my childhood, running away from whomever was …

Siblings

How to access ELT-relevant research

A while back, I summarised an article for ELT Research Bites exploring the reasons why language teaching professionals rarely access primary research …

Teaching

A Website Seeks to Show ‘How Alive Arabic Is’

I recently stumbled across an online dictionary dedicated to showing “how alive Arabic is.” Its creator, Hossam Abouzahr, is Lebanese American. He …

Language

In a Migrant Shelter Classroom, ‘It’s Always Like the First Day of School’

Felicia Baez teaches English as a second language at a shelter in South Florida where anywhere from 30 to 100 migrant children in federal custody live at one time. Most stay about two months, but some leave after only a few days.<p>“It’s always like the first day of school,” Ms. Baez said of the …

Immigration

Ten trends and innovations in English language teaching for 2018

<b>What has inspired your teaching and teacher development this year? Chia Suan Chong, who will be blogging from the live-streamed ELTons awards on 18</b></b> …

Education Technology

Teachers Deserve Good Teachers Too.

I can barely sleep the night before any time I get with my school staff. The minutes we have together are so few and so precious, and I want them to …

Education Technology

Why we shouldn't let economists play with education

“I believe wholeheartedly in the life of the mind. What I’m cynical about is people. I’m cynical about students. The vast majority are philistines.” …

Education

Develop Creative Thinking in Your English Language Class.

Get Your Learners Thinking Creatively in the English Language Classroom: 5 Activities to Use in the Classroom<p>Especially Useful for Adolescents …

Teaching

Come Teach Again – On Teacher Guilt and the Platitudes that Grows It

For a while, I have been noticing a trend in my Twitter feed, or rather what Twitter wants me to see. If I ever cross into “Moments” or “Search” it …

Teaching

Creating bilingual minds | Naja Ferjan Ramirez | TEDxLjubljana