Teaching English Language Learners with Special Needs: An Informational Resource

For teachers who work with English Language Learners (ELLs), ensuring that students have the appropriate support and services to meet their unique needs can be a big challenge. We’ve created … Source: Teaching English Language Learners with Special Needs: An Informational Resource

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Learning how to read in school | Max Planck Society

As part of a project from the DeveL (Development Lexicon Project) study, scientists at the Berlin-based Max Planck Institute for Human Development are studying how words are read by people of different ages. Participants range from first-graders through to seventy-year-olds – in other words, people of all generations. To date, studies compared children with young … Continue reading Learning how to read in school | Max Planck Society

“Smartness” is a Culturally Biased Term (Essay)

Smartness as Property: A Critical Exploration of Intersections Between Whiteness and Disability Studies by Zeus Leonardo & Alicia A. Broderick — 2011 Background/Context: Two scholars who each primarily identify as a scholar of critical race/whiteness studies and a scholar of disability studies, respectively, engage in this article in a purposeful dialogue that responds to the … Continue reading “Smartness” is a Culturally Biased Term (Essay)

Education Reform Movement’s Effect on Teacher Image and Teacher-Student Relationships (article)

Cultural Narcissism and Education Reform Background/Context: Scholars have described American culture in recent decades as narcissistic, manifested by displays of self-absorption tantamount to a pathological syndrome that has reached epidemic proportions. An education reform movement that is highly critical of public schools, teachers, and students has simultaneously emerged, espousing a wide array of seemingly disconnected … Continue reading Education Reform Movement’s Effect on Teacher Image and Teacher-Student Relationships (article)