The Changes in Family Language with Hispanic Families

The Changes in Family Language with Hispanic Families Most Latino families in America feel the pressure of integrating English into their lives while not letting their own native language slip away, and this is just one of the many changes in family language with Hispanic families. This is not the first time that Latinos see their language going to the … Read More

Language Development in the Early Years (0-5)

Language Development in the Early Years (0-5) According to the Raising Children Network, there are a number of big milestones during language development in the early years (0-5). Let’s take a look at these various time frames outlined by the organization. 0-3 months It’s normal at this stage for babies to fuss and cry. Towards the end of this period, … Read More

The Brain and Two Languages

The Brain and Two Languages A terrific article on the brain and two languages on the World Economic Forum website says that dual language brains activate both languages even in situations where only one is being used. So, while the bilingual person’s attention is focused only on one, he or she is quieting interference from the other, says the site. … Read More

Meaningful Ways to Spend Your Summer Break

Meaningful Ways to Spend Your Summer Break There are so many meaningful ways to spend your summer break. Here are some great ideas to get the ball rolling. First and Foremost, Pamper Yourself According to the “The Teachers’ Guide to Summer Break,” it’s critical to take time out just for you, as this is how you recharge and reconnect with … Read More

The Basic Components of a Children’s Story

The Basic Components of a Children’s Story are simple to understand when broken down. Both ELL parents and students would benefit from this handout to review together at home, after they read a book together. Download PDF The Basic Components of a Children’s Story 1. Characters Who is your story about? 2. Setting Where do the events of your story … Read More

What Changes Can We Expect from Betsy DeVos, the New Secretary of Education?

Changes We Can Expect from Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education Since she has only been in the position for three months, it’s not completely clear as to what changes we can expect from Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education. Let’s take a look, though, at some of the biggest concerns that people have surrounding her appointment. Aimed at … Read More

The Top World Languages Spoken in the USA and Globally

The Top World Languages Spoken in the USA and Globally For many of us, finding out what the top world languages spoken in the USA and globally are is so interesting! First, let’s take a look at the ones that take front and center stage in the States. Not surprisingly, the MLA Language website indicates that English is spoken by … Read More

Parents as School Partners

Schools should consider adopting this statement “parents as school partners,” as their motto, because these four words say so much. It’s tough to consider how parents and schools could not go hand-in-hand with one another. However, because kids and families come in all shapes, colors and sizes, it’s inevitable that some are going to get lost in the shuffle. What … Read More

Top 10 Hashtags in Education

Top 10 Hashtags in Education Whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, these top 10 hashtags in education can provide you with tremendously helpful information. In essence, they are terrific resource to help you have important conversations and learn new things in the field of education. Let’s take a look at what they’re about. The Teach Thought website lists these … Read More

Teacher Preparation for Social and Emotional Issues in the Classroom

Teacher Preparation for Social and Emotional Issues in the Classroom Effective teacher preparation for social and emotional (SEL) issues in the classroom, based on the research that only continues to gain steam in this country, is extremely important. The article “Teacher Prep Slow to Embrace Social-Emotional Learning,” however, that recently came out in Education Week, states that many educators feel … Read More