Preventing ELLs from Dropping Out

Of the six states that account for approximately 70 percent of the country’s Hispanic students, only 50 percent of them graduated above the national average, says an article about preventing ELLs from dropping out. Arizona, which has one of the largest numbers of Hispanic students, experienced the second-sharpest decrease in overall graduation figures … Read More

Latino Parents and Their Kids’ Education

Originally from having traditional respect for teachers, many Hispanic moms think kids should wait until kindergarten to learn how to read, says an article on why Latino parents often aren’t as proactive in their kids’ education, compared to white moms who think around age two is the right time. … Read More

Tips for Using a Strength-based Approach to Teaching English Learners (ELs)

As teachers, the interesting thing when thinking about tips to using a strength-based approach to teaching English learners (ELs) or all children, for that matter, is that it’s not something that always comes easy. One of the reasons is because children who are going through a tough time can often present themselves as somewhat defiant and closed down … Read More

Bilingual Education is Here to Stay

These days no matter what changes take place at the federal or state level, bilingual education is here to stay. One organization doing terrific advocacy work for bilingual people of all ages is the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). … Read More

Selecting Children’s Books for the Classroom

In selecting children’s books for the classroom, a good place to start is by looking for award-winning authors and books, says the Education website, as they have often been carefully chosen by committees made up of children’s literature experts. … Read More

Can Television Foster Literacy Skills with Kids?

For example, an article by the journal Human Communication Research on the impact of television and literacy says that watching television can mean there’s less interaction between kids and parents. Having said this, though, it does say that children can learn vocabulary on TV. … Read More

Helping Preschool Kids to Love Books

In helping preschool kids to love books, you want to keep it light and fun. Books should make us laugh or smile, draw us into dragon-slaying sleuths, transport us to faraway lands, basically make us feel all the feels along the way, says the Parents website. … Read More

The Importance of Multicultural Literature

While conveying the importance of multicultural literature offers teachers and students many opportunities to gain a broader understanding about the world, it also presents challenges, says the journal article “Heightening Awareness about the Importance of Using Multicultural Literature.” The challenge, it says, is not only obtaining high quality multicultural texts, but the greater challenge may be … Read More