Join us on May 23 for Distinguished Speaker Dr. Luis Urrieta -Familia and Comunidad-based Saberes

Overview: This workshop will explore how cultural communities, especially of Latina/o/x ancestry, construct meaning around such concepts as familia and comunidad, especially how knowledge and learning is produced in these contexts. Familia and comunidad-based saberes, in this workshop refers to complex “knowings” or “understandings” of the world, tied to familia and comunidad knowledge(s), but also encompassing larger social, natural, and spiritual well-being. The …

Reasons to Re-Think “Letter of the Week” – Something to Ponder over Summer

While there is universal agreement that the ability to identify letters and sounds is essential for reading success, educators differ in the way they teach these skills.  A common approach is “Letter of the Week” This method generally involves introducing one letter per week through several whole group lessons. Children sing songs, read books, make …

Optimizing Outcomes for Multiligual Learners Experiencing Challenges: Developing Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Learning Environments

Click HERE TO REGISTER (in person) Click HERE TO REGISTER (online) What: Optimizing Outcomes for Multilingual Learners Experiencing Challenges: Developing Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Learning Environments When: August 5-6, 2019  9 a.m. – 4 p.m Where: ESC Region 13, 5701 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78723   Would you like ELL EDvocate posts in your inbox? Subscribe here!

Personal Accounts: The Need for Integrated Decoding and Phonics Skill-Building

In 2019 I’ll be celebrating thirty years as an educator with fourteen years of that time in a high school English classroom. Although perhaps celebrating is the wrong verb, I often think I should go back and apologize to students, particularly those in my first years of teaching, for all the well-intentioned but faulty instruction […]

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What is an Academic Conversation?

Our days are jam-packed full of conversations. We talk about the weather, about sports, about album releases, politics, movies, TV shows we’ve watched, work, food, and so much more. Just the same, our students’ lives are full of conversations. Sometimes these conversations are casual and friendly while other times these are based on whatever they’re […]

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FREE Webinar – “I know language skills are critical later for reading comprehension, but children need literacy skills first to learn to read. Right?”

Join NAEYC for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. Central Time on language development skills. Research indicates that preschoolers should acquire foundational knowledge in two general domains related to literacy: oral language and literacy skills. However, many preschool teachers devote considerably more time to literacy skills than to oral language. …

Designing for All: Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers all students a variety of ways to engage with the content you’re teaching. Today’s students enter classrooms with a wide range of skills, needs, and interests. At the same time, much of the curriculum available to teachers is narrowly focused, making it hard to meet the diverse needs of […]

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3 Visible Learning Strategies to Improve Literacy

Literacy happens in more places than just our English classrooms. It’s important to practice literacy in all content areas. After all, students who are highly literate perform better throughout their academic career than students who aren’t. Here are three visible learning strategies you can use, regardless of your content area.  1. Create a Project Checklist […]

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3 Tips to Create Great FBAs and BIPs

We asked our education specialist, Amy Fanetti to give us a little bit of insight on how to write great functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans. For newbies to the behavior world, functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans are critical documents that guide us as we deal with behavior on a campus or […]

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5 Mindframes for Teacher Clarity

In their book 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning,  John Hattie and Klaus Zierer provide a list of mindframes for educators that provide teacher clarity. Teacher clarity is all about narrowing and focusing your activities. It happens when teachers cut away the aspects of instruction that don’t really help their students learn and instead identify the […]

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