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Recent CCSS for ELLs Resource Roundup | Colorín Colorado

Greetings from snowed-in Washington, DC! This week I'd like to take a break from text-dependent questions to share some resources with you on …

Common Core Curriculum Rubric: Meeting the Needs of ELLs | Colorín Colorado

This week we’d like to focus on taking a closer look at CCSS-based curriculum that meets English language learners (ELLs)’ needs. I was recently …

The Biggest Thing Out Of Thailand: An Elephant Orchestra

The Thai Elephant Orchestra is, remarkably, just what it sounds like. At a conservation center in Thailand, made for former work animals with nowhere to go, a group of elephants has been assembled and trained to play enormous percussion instruments, holding mallets in their trunks and sometimes …

The Think-Aloud Strategy: An Oldie But Goodie

Sometimes you need to be really far away to get perspective and be reminded of what you already know. As I write this, the eight thousand miles …

How to Let Go Instead of Giving Up

The greatest stress in life is the stress we cannot control. Perhaps, it is no coincidence that at some point so many of us experience a painful, …

Meditate Without Sitting Still: Turn Everyday Actions into a Practice

Many of us think of meditation as sitting cross-legged and silent for a long period of time. But you can gain the many important benefits of …

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When Spirit Moves Us Out of Our Comfort Zone to Grow - Awake in the World

Stepping onto the spiritual path isn’t all peace and roses. It pushes us into a place that moves us beyond our usual comfort zone. As we attune to …

25 Tips To Transform Challenges Into Opportunities For Joy

Everyone deals with challenges. I know it well. I’ve had my brain cut open twice. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1998 when I was 24 years old, my …

Mindfulness

The Secret to Sticking with Anything

How many times have you started something new (exercise routine, meditation schedule, writing that book, a new project), got pumped and excited about …

3 Meditation Techniques for Beginners

Gold stars to those who can make it through this article without wondering about dinner or unattended emails, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram …

Secular Meditation: Flexible Discipline, Or, On Creating a Regular Practice in an Irregular Life

Loving Others Without Expecting Them to Fill a Void

<b>“You must love in such a way that the other person feels free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>Conventional notions of what it means to love are populated with …

Bob Cummings: The search for good health can't ignore the power of good thoughts

<i>Editor's note: Bob Cummings writes about how consciousness and spirituality benefit health and serves as the spokesperson for Christian Science in</i> …

American TESOL Webinar – Let’s get Physical, Teaching English with Exercise: http://americantesol.com/blogger/?p=2653 Exercise teaches verbs, anatomy, health, and promotes better behavior. Learn how to implement and track educational exercise in your classroom.

American TESOL Webinar – Techniques for Teaching Total Physical Response (TPR): http://americantesol.com/blogger/?p=2699 An example of using Total Physical Response to teach, is instructing an ESL student to put the book on their head.

The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

Literacy is changing. It really is. Even in my grade one classroom as the students begin to learn their letters and sounds, as they start to put …

Teaching

August Twitter Chat Series

Interested in learning how to leverage Twitter? How to begin blogging? How to use coaches in your online spaces? How to build a PLN?<p>Make plans to …