WORDLESS VIDEOS FOR ELT

12/04/2019

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Working With Visual Texts: Tapping Into Student Passions

04/03/2019

Good tips at https://www.middleweb.com/39117/3-ways-to-help-students-analyze-visual-texts/


Culture Corner: Special Rites of Passage in China

28/09/2018

When working with Chinese heritage families and students, it is important to understand their culture. Find some facts here at https://cuecc.com/chinafeature/custom/2009824035304848.htm


Professionally Working in Another Language

20/05/2019

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180525-why-using-a-foreign-language-could-make-you-better-at-work?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook . Here, a little excerpt teaser:

Research has recently shown that people who can speak a foreign language are likely to be more analytical. Other studies have suggested that people who are bilingual make decisions in different ways from those with one language.


English Language Social Studies Writing Activity

20/05/2019

A great idea for your social studies or ELA English learners: Create “Fakebook” Profiles for Historical Figures. More here


English Reading Instruction: Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

19/05/2019

How does digital reading habits affect text comprehension and reading practices in learners? More here


Do You Know? Guide About What to do if you see Islamophobia

19/05/2019

Please share this guide with your communities: link


The Emotional Toll of Student Life Issues on Teachers

18/05/2019

Many educators encounter students who go through, have been, or cause others traumatic experiences. Therefore, many teachers are traumatized. Read more in  The Reality of PTSD in Teachers


Don’t Give up on English: Is Dyslexia Permanent? How Teachers Can Rewire a Struggling Reader’s Brain

18/05/2019

Dyslexia is not a condition that prevents students from learning new languages. Excerpt:

National Science Foundation–funded study from the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington (UW) examined growth in reading skills and white matter in school-aged, struggling readers. Diffusion MRI data collected during eight weeks of special instruction showed large-scale changes in white matter and significant growth in reading skills.

Dr. Jason Yeatman, one of the researchers, says that although dyslexia is often considered permanent, his findings prove otherwise. The research shows that targeted, intensive instruction leads to “substantial” improvements in reading skills. It also changes the “underlying wiring of the brain’s reading circuitry.”

“It’s underappreciated that teachers are brain engineers who help kids build new brain circuits for important academic skills, like reading,” says Yeatman.

Read more here

 


US Culture Corner: Here’s how many people in each state speak a language other than English at home

17/05/2019

Interesting facts at this link


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