09/08/2014

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Top 5 Ways to Become a Stronger Writing Teacher: A Book Study of Writing Pathways


This June/2014, I had the privilege to attend the advanced sessions in the  Writing Institute at Teachers College. In my first day, I met experienced teachers who have been attending it for the past 10 years. I was not only puzzled, but also intrigued wondering why they have been attending for so long. Well, by […]

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05/08/2014

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Code Switching – Why It Matters and How to Respond


Understanding code switching is very important for teachers and parents of bilingual kids. Click on the link below to read a great resource to identify and understand effective program policies and practice that promote children’s development and school readiness. The document in the link below is intended for teaching staff, family service workers, and leaders […]

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05/08/2014

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Five Reasons Why People Code-Switch


by MATT THOMPSON April 13, 201312:26 PM ET A sign in English, Chinese, and Vietnamese in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Monday, April 8, marked the launch of Code Switch, our new blog covering race, ethnicity and culture. To commemorate the blog’s launch, all week we solicited stories about code-switching — the practice of shifting the languages […]

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05/08/2014

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Coaching v Mentoring: What Works Best for Teachers?


Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs Andrew Jones explores how coaching can be used in education as part of teachers’ continuous professional development. Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/REUTERS   Most teachers have been mentored at some point in their career – whether as a PGCE […]

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08/07/2014

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Developing Collegial Trust Through Character and Competence


Postado originalmente em Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative:
by Irene Fountas, Author and Director of Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative “Without trust there can be no coaching” (Echeverria,and Olalla, 1993) As a coach for many years, I learned that trust and competence are the most important factors…

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08/07/2014

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Balanced Literacy Works Best for Common Core


by Mark Federman is the principal of East Side Community School, a public school in New York City for sixth- through 12th-graders. He leads workshops throughout the country on balanced literacy and transitioning to the Common Core. UPDATED JULY 3, 2014, 1:37 PM We must end the absurd notion that balanced literacy is somehow at odds with the […]

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08/07/2014

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Balanced Literacy Is One Effective Approach


  by  Lucy Calkins, an early advocate of balanced literacy, is the founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and the Robinson Professor in Children’s Literature at Teachers College, where she co-directs the literacy specialist program. UPDATED JULY 2, 2014, 6:51 PM Saying there has been a “shift back to balanced literacy” implies […]

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01/07/2014

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Dica de Leitura para as férias: A língua de Eulália, de Marcos Bagno


Taí uma leitura tão instrutiva quanto deliciosa: o livro “A língua de Eulália”, de Marcos Bagno. Quem me conhece já me ouviu indicar esta leitura em cursos e palestras, porque, de fato, acho-a valiosíssima: ninguém pode trabalhar com língua(s)  sem conhecer um pouco da estrutura de sua própria língua e entender por que certas expressões […]

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22/04/2014

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Evento sobre Educação Bilíngue na Escola Cidade Jardim / Playpen, em São Paulo


Recentemente foi anunciada a realização do Congresso de Educação Bilíngue da Escola Cidade Jardim/Playpen, em São Paulo. O evento acontecerá entre 12 e 14 de setembro, na própria escola. O tema deste ano é “Práticas e Instrumentos de Avaliação”. Dentre os participantes, foi destacada a presença de Ellen Bialystok, da York University no Canadá, Jussara […]

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17/04/2014

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Uma escola para muitas falas: Educação Bilíngue na Revista Pátio:


Em um país com as dimensões do Brasil, a diversidade linguística está presente em vários contextos escolares. Confira a reportagem de Silvana Azevedo aqui.

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