First grade students at Las Palmas Elementary School, a two-way language immersion academy in Southern California, are studying how animals and plants around the world use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
Following direct instruction in Spanish with the Graphic Organizer Input Chart (Diagrama visual de conceptos), students take their own notes in their Learning Logs (Diarios de aprendizaje)...Read More
Calling all Spanish teachers!
Over the next couple months, we'll be sharing some tips on our blog for using GLAD strategies in the Spanish or Spanish dual language classroom. To kick off our GLAD en español posts, here is a list of some of our favorite GLAD strategies in English and in Spanish.Read More
We're honored to partner and have presented at NESA's 2018 Annual Conference in Athens, Greece. We had many lively conversations and shared great instructional practices for multilingual settings.Read More
Thanks to all of the wonderful educators who came to support and network with us at CABE 2018 in Sacramento. Our packed sessions were incredibly fun and energetic. We thoroughly enjoyed our interactions and engaging conversations.
We're always so excited to share our passion for creating a multilingual society.Read More
“You win a car! And you win a car!” Oprah was famous at using this to engage her audience and build excitement. So we can’t give away cars to our students in class nor to our educators during our professional development. But we can find ways to engage our audience in more meaningful and consistent ways.
With a few strategic ideas, you’ll have everyone’s full attention. You'll have a behavior management that runs itself. We also learn more when we’re focused. According to Schlechty (2002)*, there are five levels of attention:Read More
An important piece of our pedagogy is our emphasis on collaborative learning. Our extensive research shows peer-to-peer instruction and discussion is critical to student learning. It helps internalize concepts and creates a natural fluency with academic vocabulary when students use it with each other. We recently ran across an article that provides some great tips and tools to help with the use of our T-Graph, Team Tasks, and Expert Group presentations.Read More
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