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Bowlesburg Elementary holds Monday night tailgate to celebrate school progress

A Monday Night Tailgate at Bowlesburg Elementary: Celebrating a Semester of Growth

In schools and districts throughout the United States, LSI’s Applied Research Center is transforming core instruction and leadership practices. It’s always exciting to see the results, and to hear about community celebrations like this one in Illinois. Keep up the fantastic work, Bowlesburg Elementary! The transformation began when the school

Champions

This week I was a few chapters into the wonderful book Reading Champs, by Rita Wirtz, reading about dipthongs and consonant blends, when the memories came flooding back; not too clearly, mind you, because I’ll be 7 in June. But clear enough. Reading Rita’s book took me back to an

What To Do When I Don’t Know What To Do: New Arrivals

Originally posted on ellstudents.com by Kerry Shelke, experienced ESL/Bilingual educator in the US and internationally, is passionate about working with new arrivals.  In this blog, she shares her tips for ensuring these Newcomer ELLs have access to quality education and equity in the classroom.   As an educator, I have spent

Start with the End User in Mind: Student-Centered Curriculum Design

Originally posted on ellstudents.com One of my teaching mentors, Dr. Martin Haberman, told me sound advice I have never forgotten: “The most effective classroom management is a student-centered curriculum.”  As a former classroom teacher and English Learner specialist, I can say that nothing is truer. Whether I had thirty 6th