Emotions in second language teaching: Theory, research and teacher education

04/03/2019

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Reality: Report: Deportation Fear Grips Immigrant and Refugee Students in U.S. Schools

20/02/2019

All educators should be aware of the reality of ELs, their families, and communities. More at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2018/11/immigrant_refugee_students_face_obstacles.html


Teaching Emotional Intelligence in English Classes

15/02/2019

What is emotional intelligence and how can it be taught? Find answers at https://qz.com/1304343/to-increase-your-emotional-intelligence-develop-these-10-qualities/


When Trauma-Informed Teaching Goes Wrong

12/02/2019

Many teachers face students and families with a trauma background. As we learn more about the effects of trauma on learning, health, and life in general, educators at times implement mindfulness strategies that, in their opinion, may be helpful. However, in some cases, these efforts can have the opposite effect and make matters worse. Read more here at Why Mindfulness And Trauma-Informed Teaching Don’t Always Go Together


The Brain and Testing: How the stress of state testing might make it harder for some (English) students to show what they know

08/02/2019

All of us teachers know that some kids have a harder time being tested than others. But what is it and what effects does it have? Find information about a study at https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2018/12/13/stress-testing-research/


Assisting English language learners in difficult situations: How language problems bedevil the response to crises

29/01/2019

Language problems are just part of the issues that prevent ELs in crisis to receive appropriate support. Read more at https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2018/11/17/how-language-problems-bedevil-the-response-to-crises


The Needs of English Learners: Psychology Explains The Link Between Emotional Trauma And Physical Illness

25/01/2019

Schools struggle with absent children. Much of their absences can be traced to illness, many of which may be caused by trauma. More at https://www.powerofpositivity.com/emotional-trauma-and-physical-illness/


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