EFL teacher Carissa Peck shares Ways to Keep in Touch with parents at her blog.
Stanford University’s Understanding Language announces a free MOOC, Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering the Language of the Common Core State Standards. Here’s an excerpt from their description:
This short course for educators looks closely at student-to-student discourse and addresses how to facilitate student engagement in the types of interactions required by the new standards. It organizes a massive collaboration of educators who wish to support students, particularly English Language Learners, to co-create and build upon each other’s ideas as they interact with the content.
David Deubelbeiss has what I think is a great idea on how to make multiple choice questions more learner-friendly and effective.
Don’t forget to contribute a post to the next ELT Blog Carnival on October 1st. This edition will be all about “Great Lessons”. Share a post, new or old, that highlights a lesson you felt really worked.
Smarter Balanced Approves Testing Supports for English-Learners is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Common Core for ELLs: Resource Roundup is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.
10 Reasons why Songs with Subtitles make Sense is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.
Thanks for the shout out Larry; somehow I missed this before now. I think parent involvement is key to a good relationship with some students.