In fact, thanks to pop-culture, the world of English became readily available to me while it was being denied at school. Because
This article first appeared on QuietRev.com My study of the English language began with prepositions: on top of, next to
The goal is to help participants get to the point where they can pass the English requirement for the naturalization exam.
Stanley Fish on One End of a Log and Carly Fiorina on the Other: Can Schooling Get Any Better Than That?
Stanley Fish recently made a tongue-in-cheek endorsement of Carly Fiorina for Secretary of Education. OMG! Strange bedfellows indeed -- a philosopher, detached from the real world and an entrepreneurial opportunist thoroughly immersed in it.
Of course no one wants bad teachers in front of children. The current system, though, seems to focus on student test scores rather than teacher quality. It seems to minimize teacher voice in favor of some idealized classroom that may or may not exist.
In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."
The company was founded by an educational software designer and former teacher and ELL program coordinator working toward
Abbey Road by The Beatles is not only a fine collection of rock music, it's also a popular tool in ESL classes because of its unique linguistic properties.
The ELL issue isn't just comprised of a multitude of languages having to be dealt with, though, but varying stages of learning
Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship
Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.
Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.
A year ago, I was writing my senior thesis for my BA and could never have guessed I'd be teaching English in China in just one year. Several people have called me "brave" -- but I'm not brave, I just took a professor's advice seriously -- go teach in China, he said. So I did.