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The Power of Wordlessness (Part 2 of 2)

The Power of Wordlessness (Part 2 of 2) by Jules Csillag   Last week, you read about the reasons to use wordless texts. Today, learn about how to use these texts, and review a few examples.   How? There are… Continue Reading →

The Power of Wordlessness (Part 1 of 2)

The Power of Wordlessness (Part 1 of 2) by Jules Csillag   This is the first part of a two-part series on silent books and movies, and pictures. Today, we will look at why to use wordless activities, and next… Continue Reading →

Talk Less, Draw More

Talk Less, Draw More By Brandy Stanfill   The mainstream classroom is full of language processing demands that can be challenging for a wide array of students.  Strategies to support comprehension while reducing language processing can benefit English language learners,… Continue Reading →

Preserve Student Dignity: Give ‘em an out

Preserve Student Dignity: Give ‘em an out Aaron Lanou   How often has it happened that you called on a student and she didn’t know the answer? There’s that awkward few seconds when you and all the other students are… Continue Reading →

Directions: Say it in three

Teachers like to talk! When we lead a lesson, support a student, and give class directions, we tend to use lots and lots of language. Seriously. Lots of language. The irony is, much of what we are saying in the… Continue Reading →

The 45 Second Rule: Using Wait Time to Increase Student Success

Studies have found that teachers typically allow only 1.5 seconds to respond after asking questions. However, research conducted by Mary Budd Rowe found that when teachers embed more wait time there are significant benefits in the quality and attitude of… Continue Reading →

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