US ESL PD Corner: High school ELLs at risk. Neither college- nor career-ready

18/11/2017

The sad state of US English learners and their college and career readiness is a frequent topic in education circles. Find the presentation at http://tesol.sclivelearningcenter.com/index.aspx

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Conducting Research in the English Language

18/11/2017

What Paradigms are there?  Read The research paradigm – methodology, epistemology and ontology – explained in simple language at http://salmapatel.co.uk/academia/the-research-paradigm-methodology-epistemology-and-ontology-explained-in-simple-language

Excerpt:

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For Your Class or Library: #IndigenousReads by Indigenous Writers. A Children’s Reading List

18/11/2017

at https://medium.com/@katieishizukastephens/indigenousreads-by-indigenous-writers-a-childrens-reading-list-c3b558d1d94a


Maximize English Mastery By Using Gestures in Your Instruction

18/11/2017

Read more in How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable at https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/10/25/how-seeing-and-using-gestures-make-ideas-more-memorable/


The New International Language: Study reveals how bilinguals use emoticons to find consensus

18/11/2017

No surprise and more can be found at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2017/10/study-reveals-bilinguals-use-emoticons-find-consensus/

Excerpt:

When bilinguals “code-switch,” or alternate between two or more languages, they are changing how they communicate with respect to the words they choose, while adhering to the idea they intend to share.


The State of Latino Early Childhood Development: A Research Review

17/11/2017

Many Latino children have a difficult start to their school life. Poverty, trauma, and many other issues make it difficult for them to succeed. Read more in the research review packed with important data and information. Excerpt:

Abstract

Many Latino children are at risk of not getting the proper care, services, and environment they need for healthy formative development.

Latino early childhood development - problem - kids behindTraumatic early experiences, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and low participation in preschool programs impair Latino children’s social and emotional development, academic achievement, and overall health and wellbeing.

But there’s reason for hope.

Culturally-sensitive programs and policies can prevent or reduce the effects of traumatic childhood experiences, improve mental health, and boost school readiness.

Early childhood development and education programs, breastfeeding and family support, and Latino family values support all have been shown to promote healthy early development.

Access the entire report at https://salud-america.org/state-latino-early-childhood-development-research-review/


Conducting Research in the English Language

17/11/2017


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