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World Languages

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in world languages.
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The Elephant in the Language Classroom

Collaborative learning should be an essential element for world language teachers who want their students to understand, enjoy, and use that new language.

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Students Owning Their Learning

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Increase Student Engagement by Getting Rid of Textbooks

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Why don't US elementary schools teach foreign language?

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PBL for Language Classes

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Increase Student Engagement by Getting Rid of Textbooks

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Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

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Neuroscience and the Bilingual Brain

Blogger Judy Willis shares neuroscientific research suggesting that children growing up bilingual develop better focus and judgment.

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Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.

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Three Ideas for 21st-Century Global Curriculum

Blogger Terry Heick asks what it means to globalize education and then describes what a global curriculum might look like and how it might work.

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Fifth Graders Go Global with Holiday Card Exchange

Students in Donna Roman's fifth grade class shared holiday cards with students in Taiwan.

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy

An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy in this six-part series.

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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Blogger Suzie Boss shares 20 ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.

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Success Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World
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Success Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World

For more than 12 years, Seattle's John Stanford International School has been a model for international schools, immersing its elementary students in global awareness and achieving academically as well.

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Telling Isn't Teaching: The Fine Art of Coaching

Blogger Richard L. Curwin compares coaching to teaching, and describes the benefits of modeling and repetitive practice over simply telling a student what to do.

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Humanities in the Twenty-First Century

The humanities teach students critical thinking and historical perspective, two crucial skills for success in our ever-accelerating future.

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Increase Student Engagement by Getting Rid of Textbooks

Shelly Blake-Plock weighs in on increasing student engagement by getting rid of textbooks.

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Practices to Welcome and Support ELLs

Through practices that incorporate tolerance, empathy, and perspective, you can engage your English-only students in appreciating and sharing with their ELL classmates.

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Should We Give Up on Foreign Language Programs?

Ed policy blogger Claus von Zastrow defends foreign language programs and explains why it's important that schools keep them.

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Why We Should Learn Other Languages

Learning a language not one's own is still among the most powerful forces in education.

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