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Through the Lens of Appreciative Inquiry

Through the Lens of Appreciative Inquiry: Part Two

Welcome back! We’re here again together, considering the challenges to and solutions for ensuring that EL children...
Through the Lens of Appreciative Inquiry

Through the Lens of Appreciative Inquiry: Part One

Introduction: Making Sure English Learners Receive the Education They Deserve I am sitting at this desk trying to find...
NAEP Results Confirm Learning Losses—Especially Among ELs & Other Vulnerable Students

NAEP Results Confirm Learning Losses—Especially Among ELs & Other Vulnerable Students

From the start of the nation’s COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, there has been little doubt that it would have a deep...
Preventing the Achievement Gap Among EnglishMultilingual Learners and Striving Readers

Preventing the Achievement Gap Among English/Multilingual Learners and Striving Readers

All students learn in different ways and at different paces. Sometimes factors beyond one’s control, such as...
Secret Teaching Closing the Literacy Achievement Gap in Discreet Ways

Secret Teaching: Closing the Literacy Achievement Gap in Discreet Ways

In most classrooms today, students enter with varying levels of knowledge and academic abilities. While some may be...
The Importance of L1 Literacy Development in Supporting Multilingual Learners

The Importance of L1 Literacy Development in Supporting Multilingual Learners

When working with multilingual learners, many educators understandably focus on development of the new language, often...
How to Foster Language and Literacy Development in the Spanish Classroom

How to Foster Language and Literacy Development in the Spanish Classroom

As a student in a Basque/Spanish bilingual program in Spain and, a generation later, the mother of a student in a...
How to Foster Language and Literacy Development in the Spanish Classroom

Translanguaging: Defining and Describing Its Use with Second Language Learners

In its basic form, translanguaging is a theory of language practice. And, as in any theory applied to practice, it...
Teaching Newcomers and Beginning Proficiency English Learners Where to Start

Teaching Newcomers and Beginning Proficiency English Learners: Where to Start

Congratulations! You’ll be teaching a Newcomer ESL class this year…. ESL? Where do I start? How do I communicate?...
4 Fun Ideas to Celebrate International Literacy Day

4 Fun Ideas to Celebrate International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is more than just a reminder of the impact a literate population has on society. It gives...