What We're Reading - January 7, 2019
Happy New Year and welcome back! We are pleased to bring you stories and resources you may have missed over the holiday break.
Teaching and Learning
- In this MultiBriefs article, Erick Hermann discusses how to build metacognitive skills with English Learners and why it is important.
- From Chalkbeat's "How I Teach" series, Colorado history teacher Kelly Cvanciger reflects on the effects of immigration policy on her students.
- Colorín Colorado recently released a highly detailed report about how to support immigrant students and families.
- From Capitol Public Radio, Liz Schlemmer brings this story about 2 Cherokee brothers who are working to save their native language.
- Bloomberg's Jeff Wise writes about how addiction to a language-learning app can be good for you.
Policy and Practice
- From The Pilot Tribune, Elijah Decious reports on the unique challenges trauma pose for English Language Learners.
- In an opinion piece from The Idaho Statesman, Erika Warner emphasizes the importance of encouraging those trying to learn English through empathy and kindness.
- From New America, Ingrid T. Colón distills important information on dual language education from a report by the Center for Applied Linguistics, including 3 primary policy challenges.
- The Migration Policy Institute released a report exploring the potential of two generation strategies to help promote refugee integration.
- In another blog post from New America, Roxanne Garza reports on the widening gap between student and teacher demographics - a challenge that they will continue to cover in the coming year.
ELL Community Updates
- Season 2 of the Highest Aspirations Podcast begins on January 23rd. In the meantime, check out our 5 essential episodes from Season 1.
- In a recent blog post, we highlight 10 Must Reads for ELL Educators, complete with descriptions and links.
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