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Way to go California – recognising that being a language learner lasts a lot longer than the 1-2 years support usually given. It’s a first step in narrowing the gap between those-who-can in the school language and those-who-can’t… now let’s follow it up with Mother Tongue/first language teaching in schools, and models that promote positive bilingualism rather than shift to monolingualism, and with proper training for all staff – teaching and non-teaching – that work with these pupils!
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California Puts More Attention on Long-Term English-Language Learners - Learning the Language - Education Week
If you are interested in a summary about what Translanguaging is, how it manifests in bilingual speech, and a little about how teachers can empower students through the use of 2 or more languages, click on the link below. 9 more words
John Petrovic is the author of A Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Education which we published this month. In this blog post, he tells us how he came to write the book. 455 more words
What should a parent consider when choosing a preschool?
First, a parent should understand the brain of a young child (0-7ish years old) is fabulously different. 692 more words
By Oscar Cielos
Do you ever stop and reflect after a few years of teaching what or who’s influenced you the most? Has it been the hours of staff development behind you? 1,144 more words
The Proxtalker is a static display voice output device created for a child named Logan, who was diagnosed with autism. Logan was mastering PECS but experiencing some difficulty transitioning to a dynamic display device. 300 more words