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 two hashtags as particularly useful: … Read More

Migrant Parent Programs for Family Literacy

Title I, Part C—Migrant Parent Programs focuses on Family literacy, which brings together children and parents in an educational environment to facilitate and nurture the learning relationship between them. Family literacy works to better the educational performance of kids by creating a learning partnership between teachers, schools and parents, says the IA Department of Education. Research has found that students … Read More

Back-to-School Family and Community Engagement

Start the school year off right! Studies show that when parents take an active role in their children’s learning process, they often perform better in school. It’s important that teachers and staff are equal partners with parents, too. The responsibility for building the partnership rests mostly with the school. Family and community engagement goals should not be a one-time thing … Read More

3 Easy Ways to Use a Bilingual Book

Research shows that the support for home language is important for the academic success of students. It bridges the home and school connection. Reading aloud at home between parents and kids is one way that parents can be involved in the school-going process with their children. Bilingual Books have been proven to help foster first and second languages where there … Read More

Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs)

Students learn when the information is comprehensible, says OSPI, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction about teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). They also require quality second language acquisition techniques and activities that make the information and language comprehensible. In addition, ELLs should be placed in classes with competent and sensitive teachers who will provide easy-to-understand instruction using a variety … Read More

ELL Books and Resources for ESSA Parent Engagement

ELL Books and Resources for ESSA Parent Engagement Under the new federal law for ESSA, English Learners become more than just one of many student subgroups whose academic achievements must be tracked by schools receiving federal Title I dollars for low-income children. Their progress toward English proficiency becomes a priority in a state’s school accountability system. Consistent with its shift of … Read More

Programs in Two Languages – A Growing Focus in USA

Though speaking a language other than English in schools in the United States has often been considered a defect to be corrected, a trait with little relevance to other students or an impediment to learning, other developed countries typically view the command of two or more languages as practically essential … Read More

What is Multicultural Literature?

The push for multicultural literature was a direct outgrowth of the Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, says an article by the University of Texas (UNT) when describing multicultural literature. Although African Americans began the initial push, the movement was rekindled in the 1980s by Latinos, Native Americans … Read More

Improving ELL Reading

In improving ELL reading, educators must provide supporting activities that teach grammar, word development and vocabulary, says an article on improving ELL reading. Reading is an active skill that must be taught … Read More