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Mindshift in How We Teach English Learners
Reimagine how you teach ELs by reconfiguring the way you view second-language acquisition and adapting your practices, policies, and resources to reflect it.
Joanna Miral
Shaped Staff
December 19, 2019
You Can’t Write What You Can’t Say!
It's time to rethink the traditional writing instruction we offer English learners and struggling readers.
Dr. Kate Kinsella
Author, English 3D; Co-Author, READ 180®; Teacher Educator, Researcher; CEO, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates
January 29, 2019
If Your Culture Is Broken, You Can’t Fix Anything Else
The most important question a student will ask a teacher is, “Why do I need to know this?” The most important question a teacher can ask a principal is, “Why…
Jim Warford
Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker, International Center for Leadership in Education
May 17, 2018
Welcoming English Learners with a Mindset for Success
Meet the educators at the Language Institute, housed inside Grace M. Davis High School in Modesto, California. Nine years ago, this dedicated group teamed up with their administrators to find…
Patricia Starek, ​M.S.Ed.​
Development Director, Intervention Solutions Group, HMH
March 05, 2018
Three Pillars of Support for Middle School English Learners 
Keeping English learners engaged in academic content while they experience profound personal challenges makes our role as educators even more complex and crucial.
Dr. Elena Izquierdo
Author, Escalate English, Associate Professor, Dual Language Education / Biliteracy / ELL Education, University of Texas, El Paso
February 27, 2018
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