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Vocabulary doesn't have to be a bore
Vocabulary doesn't have to be a bore
Do your students cringe when you say, "We have new vocabulary terms to learn"? These students may recall the previous times they have copied words over and over again or looked up exhaustive lists of words that lack a connection to one another. Our lea...
Supporting dual language learners in early learning settings
Supporting dual language learners in early learning settings
The White House is announcing a new Federal policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on better supporting our country's youngest dual language learners in early childhood programs. The Obama administration w...
6 new transparency requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act
6 new transparency requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act
If you haven't read through all 1,000-plus pages of the brand new Every Student Succeeds Act, you may have missed a key theme: The new law includes a host of new transparency requirements that will give the feds, states, districts, educators, advocates...
Music might give babies' language skills a boost
Music might give babies' language skills a boost
Can listening to music boost your baby's brainpower? Maybe, at least in specific ways. A new study suggests that listening to music with a waltz-like rhythm — a difficult form of rhythm for infants to comprehend — and tapping out the beats ...