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The 4 C's of 21st century learning for ELLs: Collaboration

In the first two parts of this four-part series, we explored critical thinking and communication. Collaboration is the next topic we will explore. Any teacher who has tried putting students into groups to work together without first setting up guidelines knows that group...

source: By Erick Herrmann
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Great principals are intentional about their process for hiring, training, and supporting new teachers. Author and educational consultant Todd Whitaker sits down with NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly to take a look at best...

source: NAESP

If students laze away the days of summer without using their minds, they can lose up to a month of learning — especially in reading and math. This month's issue of Report to Parents, "Exercise Kids' Minds During Summer" offers families fun, brain-friendly activities...

source: NAESP

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the Senate education committee chairman, repeatedly criticized the U.S. Department of Education for what he said was an attempt to create a burdensome spending regulation governing federal money...

source: Education Week

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a celebratory statement about the school funding decision from the state Supreme Court, leading us to wonder: What's to celebrate? Sure, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state's system meets minimum...

source: Houston Chronicle

Earlier this year, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation requiring a daily 20-minute recess period in elementary schools in New Jersey, calling it "a stupid bill." We could not disagree more: the importance of providing children, with a break in the day, to re-energize,...

source: Star-Ledger (commentary)

The story of Luis is a good example of the benefits of engaging parents and families. A simple home visit by the teacher revealed how, previously unbeknownst to the school, a young ESL student was connecting his tutoring and schoolwork...

source: Edutopia


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