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.