Chiến lược thiết yếu khi dạy tiếng Anh

Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

*Bài viết dựa trên kinh nghiệm của các giáo viên trung học ở Mỹ, dạy tiếng Anh và dạy học bằng tiếng Anh cho các học sinh nhập cư ở Mỹ, và tiếng Anh không phải là ngôn ngữ mẹ đẻ của các em học sinh.

Chúng tôi đã phỏng vấn nhiều nhà giáo với nhiều năm kinh nghiệm dạy tiếng anh và khai thác được một mạng lưới các chuyên gia và quan sát viên để tìm ra những chiến lược hiệu quả.

Hơn 10% học sinh ở Mỹ -hơn 4.8 triệu trẻ em – là những học sinh học tiếng Anh (English Language Learners: ELLs) là ngôn ngữ thứ 1 và con số đang tăng lên. Dù những học sinh này học không khác hơn những người bạn nói tiếng Anh bản ngữ, nhưng các em vẫn có những nhu cầu giáo dục nhất định. Tiếp tục đọc “Chiến lược thiết yếu khi dạy tiếng Anh”

Honoring Students’ Emotional Response to Complex Global Issues

Editor’s Note: For years, Noah Zeichnera National Board-certified social studies and Spanish teacher at Ingraham High School in Seattle, Washington, taught about complex global issues, including water and pollution, in his classroom. The urgency in teaching these topics renewed itself when he watched Chris Jordan’s new documentary ALBATROSS. Here he interviews Chris Jordan about his film and shares tips for teaching about difficult and emotional topics in the classroom. 

By guest blogger Noah Zeichner

UNSDG14.pngUN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #14 (Life Below Water) is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resource. While only a tiny portion of Goal 14’s targets address pollution, it is widely known that the problem is immense, if not catastrophic. On World Water Day this year, the journal Scientific Reports published a study that claims that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is four to sixteen times larger than first thought, covering an area about four times the size of California. The estimates now are that 87,000 tons of plastic debris are floating in the Pacific and that approximately 94% of the 1.8 million trillion pieces of plastic are microplastics. At the same time, more than three quarters of the total mass of the Garbage Patch were found to be much larger pieces of plastic. These larger pieces will likely break down into nearly invisible microplastics over time.
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Learning With Documentary Films: Strategies to Engage Students

Documentaries and film can bring the world to students in very real ways. Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director for Global Oneness Project, tells us how and shares resources and strategies. And join Cleary and me on Twitter this Thursday, October 29 at 8pmET/5pmPT for #GlobalEdChat! We will delve deeper into how to use film in the classroom.

edweek Why do we need stories? Stories are universal and create connections across time, place, and cultures. Now more than ever, we need stories to help us understand and connect to our fast-changing world. Impactful stories—a book, a film, or an oral story passed down from generations—have the power to bring us closer to something much greater than ourselves. Tiếp tục đọc “Learning With Documentary Films: Strategies to Engage Students”

5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

edutopia – As a society, we learn about the world and advance our well being through science and engineering. The United States may be known around the world for its higher education, but compared to many other leading and steadily emerging countries, we lack a strong focus on educating scientists and engineers. One significant reason that we have fallen behind is that we do not encourage our female students to pursue career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

This needs to change, as the lack of women in STEM will continue to plague our country until all students, regardless of sex, have adequate opportunities to explore math and science throughout elementary, middle and high school. If we want to attract the best and brightest minds into the fields that will move us forward, we must look to all of the population. More women can contribute to our field, and we can help make that happen. Below are a few strategies for how we can help. Tiếp tục đọc “5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”