A Focus on Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

A Focus on Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Classrooms that place a special focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) are, according to the Promote Prevent organization, positive learning environments that have caring student-teacher relationships at their center. These are classrooms that use a myriad of management and instructional techniques which address the emotional and social needs of the students. … Read More

Katherine Del MonteA Focus on Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

Examining Global Literacy

Literacy doesn’t just help with reading and writing, says an article examining global literacy. It also improves social and civil participation, personal empowerment, self-esteem and informed decision-making. … Read More

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Bridging the Gap in High School Graduation Rates

The community schools’ model is one way of bridging the gap in high school graduation rates. This type of school allows partnerships to grow and thrive, says the article “Working with Community Organizations to Support ELL Students.” … Read More

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Facts about English Learners (ELs)

In the last twenty years, the population of ELs has grown significantly throughout the country, says the Colorin Colorado website regarding facts about English learners (ELs). What those working with this unique population needs to know is that they are comprised of a variety of groups whose needs can sometimes vary quite a bit. … Read More

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The Latest Research on Parent Involvement in Schools

The Latest Research on Parent Involvement in Schools Whether it’s the latest research on parent involvement in schools or studies conducted years ago, the subject matter has to be one of the least controversial in American schools – parent involvement matters. Let’s take a look at the most recent research. In the areas of socio-emotional skills, math and literacy in … Read More

Katherine Del MonteThe Latest Research on Parent Involvement in Schools

Language and Vocabulary Instruction in Two Languages

Language and Vocabulary Instruction in Two Languages The ever increasing number of children who come from homes where English is not the dominant language presents a challenge for educators in effectively teaching language and vocabulary instruction in two languages. Let’s hone in on reading for a moment. It’s been recognized that teaching students to read in a language that they’re … Read More

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Five Scholarly Articles about English Learners (ELs)

With approximately five million plus bilingual students in the public school system, it provides great opportunity to research this unique population. Here is a quick summary of five scholarly articles about English learners (ELs) along with their research and suggestions … Read More

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Do Picture Books Foster Better Language Skills than Electronic Books?

Do Picture Books Foster Better Language Skills than Electronic Books? Technology has been around long enough for many experts to now be able to state, unequivocally, that picture books foster better language skills than electronic books. The white paper “The Power of Pictures” states that kids intuitively grasp the meaning of pictures long before they’re taught how to read actual … Read More

Katherine Del MonteDo Picture Books Foster Better Language Skills than Electronic Books?

Family Involvement – A Foundation for Social and Emotional Skills

Based on tremendous research over the years, it’s clear that family involvement is the foundation for social and emotional skills. To ensure that kids struggling with these issues receive the proper school support is for parents to take the helm, says a journal article on social and emotional competence. The way for them to do this is by providing positive … Read More

Katherine Del MonteFamily Involvement – A Foundation for Social and Emotional Skills

Disparities in Childcare and Early Childhood Programs

In terms of disparities in childcare and early childhood programs, evidence shows that the majority of children from low-income households and/or English language learners (ELLs) are least likely to attend a preschool program or go to kindergarten. … Read More

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