October 2011 archive

Register for TESOL 2012

Registration for the 2012 TESOL Convention in Philadelphia in open! This will be another great convention in another great city. If you haven’t registered yet, please visit the TESOL convention page at http://www.tesolconvention.org/and register today. We hope to see you all in Philly! If you are presenting at 2012 TESOL Convention in Philadelphia, please share …

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Diane Ravitch at AASA National Conference on Education

Recently I have been reading and watching Diane Ravitch. Ravitch, you’ll recall, is an educational historian who served for a time as an Undersecretary of Education.  She’s now at NYU and the Brookings Institute. Here is her website to learn more about her: http://www.dianeravitch.com/ Recently Ravitch has come out very strongly against federal education policies …

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Looking at Service Models: HOW do we teach?

Service models have been on my mind lately. So in my world of English Language Learning, there has been a REALLY BIG PUSH for push-in. My new principal—before he was hired—mentioned SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) and asked how widely it was used in the school. (After a little more questioning, I determined this was …

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