Poetry lesson: What do you hear?

Here’s a short poetry task that worked well with YLs and teens. It’s based on a poem from A Nest Full of Stars by James […]

What We Learned at the Elementary Technology Conference

Elementary education comes with unique challenges. Because young learners are in such a formative time in their lives and their lifelong learning journeys, elementary teachers […]

EAL: Descriptive writing, fronted adverbials

Here’s a very brief insight into some day-to-day EAL planning. I work with EAL learners in Year 4. Planning for my EAL lessons is informed […]

Happy National Puzzle Day!

Today is National Puzzle Day. Oh, happy day! What, you didn’t know every January 29th is the day to celebrate National Puzzle Day? That’s okay; […]

What Is NaNoWriMo?

Creative writing can be a challenge. Faced with a blank sheet of paper, a blinking cursor, or a stack of ideas, we might balk. This […]

Research in brief: Critique of BICS and CALP

BICS and CALP in a nutshell BICS and CALP was an idea first proposed by Prof Jim Cummins in the early 1980s. BICS stands for […]

Supporting English Language Learners During Remote Learning

Many students, including English language learners (ELLs), have unique learning needs during remote learning. It is vital that we focus on how we can create […]

ELL and Bilingual Resources for Remote Learning

In the U.S. today, bilingual education and education for English language learners (ELLs) is in high demand. And while students with limited English proficiency (LEP) […]

ELT Twitter chats

I did a digital reset of my Twitter account recently. I now see a much wider range of content than before, and have found loads […]

Four Features to Make Better Use of Flipgrid

You have probably already heard of Flipgrid and perhaps even started using it, at least to some degree. It definitely seems to be the perfect […]

Ed Tech News Roundup: Sight, Sound, and AI Tech

Howdy, folks! Welcome to another in a series of periodic ed tech news roundups. We hope you enjoy this one, and if you have a […]

The “Rigor Gap” Affects English Learners, New Study Finds

The “Rigor Gap” Affects English Learners, New Study Finds: A recent study published in The...

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