Tag: English-language learners

When a New Student Has Language Barriers: 7 Tips for Teachers

About five million children in the United States—that’s approximately one out of 10 students–are learning how to speak English. This is a huge demographic shift, not only in states like California, Texas, and Florida, but also in Massachusetts, North Dakota, and Vermont. Many of the students come from migrant backgrounds,

Acclimating English-Language Learners to a New School – Part 2

By Scott Sterling This is the second of a two-part series on helping English-language learners feel more comfortable at a new school. Read Part I here. English language learning students already have an uphill battle in acclimating to a new, unfamiliar, and complicated language, but they also tend to change

Shifting Demographics in American Education: Best Practices

By Scott Sterling This is the last in a series focusing on the demographic changes going on in the nation’s schools. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here. This shift presents opportunities for sustained success and best practices that have been pioneered by districts and schools around the

Shifting Demographics in American Education: The Opportunities

By Scott Sterling This is the second in a series focusing on the dramatic demographic changes going on in the nation’s schools. This shift presents challenges to the existing system, but also opportunities for sustained success and best practices that other districts and schools around the country have pioneered. Last

US education is changing

Shifting Demographics in American Education: The Challenges

By Scott Sterling This is the first in a series focusing on the dramatic demographic changes in the nation’s schools. This shift presents challenges to the existing system, but also opportunities for sustained success and best practices that other districts and schools around the country have pioneered. We’re at a

Might be complex, but not necessarily rigorous.

Increasing Rigor for ELL Students

by Scott Sterling We talk a lot about rigor here, and we will continue to do so. At Learning Sciences International, we believe that a lack of rigor is one of the primary factors determining whether or not a school is succeeding. And with most of us implementing new, more