Category Archives: Community

Being an English Language Learner

Check out this short film, Immersion, which gives us a great view into what our students’ worlds might be like.  Definite food for thought about what some of our students are going through.

 

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Kids and Screen Time

Heard this on NPR this morning; very interesting stuff about the impact of switching screen time for face time… couldn’t embed the audio, but follow the link.  It’s well worth it!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/09/30/351521488/kids-and-screen-time-cutting-through-the-static

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Palestinian Dabke

The “Dabke” is a traditional dance found throughout the Middle East.  It’s often performed during a time of celebration, such as a wedding or the celebration of a birth.  Here we see the dabke performed at a Palestinian wedding…

 

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World Wide Culture Guide

Thanks, Pam Duenas, for posting this great, and hopefully expanding, resource!

World Wide Culture Guide.

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Terakki English Language Teaching Conference

This week was 1st Terakki ELT conference hosted by a lot of my extremely talented and knowledgeable colleagues from Terakki Schools in Istanbul, Turkey.  Way to go, guys!

http://www.teltconference.com/

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Fostering ELL Parental Involvement

Thanks to Kim Gearhart for finding this great video about boosting parental involvment for our ELLs!

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