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Common Core State Standards for ELLs in English Language Arts, Grades K-5 The chapters in this volume provide concrete ideas for engaging English learners in a range of intellectually rich tasks using a variety of text types. Common Core State Standards for ELLs in Mathematics, Grades K-8 Each chapter highlights specific pedagogical practices that teachers can use to support ELLs with the Standards for Mathematical Practices, and each concludes with questions for reflection and suggestions for action plans. Read more See more publications

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When students need extra behavior support Having targeted supports and mediation techniques in place makes it easier for teachers to readily manage behavior issues Classroom teachers face a range of challenges during their school day but none perhaps so demanding as persistent problem behaviors. Whether schools have a formal positive behavior support system in place or not, having techniques at hand is essential for getting teachers back to teaching and students back to learning. In The Teacher’s Pocket Guide for Positive Behavior Support, Tim Knoster and Robin Drogan build on the universal supports introduced in The Teacher’s Pocket Guide for Effective Classroom Intervention, Second Edition with targeted approaches for students with challenging behavior.

Writing Tools Wikispaces was founded in 2005 and has since been used by educators, companies and individuals across the globe. Unfortunately, the time has come where we have had to make the difficult business decision to end the Wikispaces service. We first announced the site closure in January 2018, through a site-wide banner that appeared to all logged-in users and needed to be clicked on to dismiss Careers in TEFL and Teaching Abroad The Careers Service receives many TEFL vacancies throughout the year – too many for us to personally check the organisations’ credentials. Therefore, before you apply for any vacancies, please do some research of your own. You can find a checklist of points to consider at You may also be interested in our pages on Teaching in Further Education and Higher Education What is TEFL?

How Does Stephen Hawking Talk? - ScienceABC Stephen Hawking talks through the computer using a speech-generating device (SGD) or a voice output communication aid. This is a special device that either supplements or replaces speech/writing. Stephen Hawking is a name that is impossible to ignore, at least if you’re a human from Earth.

The E.S.L. Tutor's Handbook Suppose you decided to learn to sail without having had any previous sailing experience. You might immediately go to your local library and read all about the subject. Or, you might enrol in a course. You could ask a friend to take you out and show you how to sail. If you were really courageous, you could just buy a boat and set sail to learn through trial and error. Beginners guide to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL): Part 2 Here’s the second of our two-part Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) guide. Careers Adviser Laura Blackledge looks at how to ensure you pick the write TEFL course for you. When researching TEFL courses you may find a number of different acronyms used, but what do they mean and which option is right for you? There are no hard and fast rules as to which course you must take. With many options available it’s important to research and make sure the course suits you and your situation.

Guideline on Expanding Opportunities: Academic Success for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Prepared by the members of the 1986 Task Force on Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English The age of specialization has often encouraged educators to create separate and remedial ways of teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. This trend has led to the development of special books, programs, courses, and methods for such students. Some of these curricular approaches have impeded, rather than fostered, their intellectual and linguistic growth. How can educators reverse this miseducation and develop responsible ways to meet the needs of these students?

Language Levels What do the terms beginner, intermediate, and advanced really mean? Unfortunately the definitions vary among institutions. The following guide for oral communication ability, though subjective, may be useful if your program does not have its own definitions of performance standards:

Placement year abroad: Teaching English in Finland So you would like to do a placement year, and ideally you would like to work abroad.. If you aren’t a languages student this can be a daunting task, but the Careers Centre can help. In this blog post Sociology & Social Policy student Amy Ackroyd tells us how she has found her year working abroad. I am spending my 3rd year on work placement, working in a Kindergarten in Finland and so far it has been an amazing, unique and valuable experience. I had always wanted to do a year abroad either studying or working, but unfortunately, most opportunities were not viable to me due to cost. I had become happy with the idea of working in Leeds or Manchester, but when I saw this opportunity I couldn’t say no!

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Page Content ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best to treat autism and its symptoms, and other topics. General Information