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To instruct or not to instruct has been a source of controversy in the field of applied linguistics since Krashen first introduced his comprehensible input theory in the 1980s. The debate over the utility of explicitly learned knowledge in language learning has come full circle again thanks to a new crop of digital immersion platforms, including Duolingo, Lingua.ly and Bliu Bliu.[…] Continue Reading »

In April, educators, parents and advocates across the country will help raise awareness about autism, highlight inspiring stories of families and hopefully explain the progress we have made in the classroom. Thanks to advancements in research, we are becoming increasingly aware of what makes our educators more effective in helping children with autism reach their highest potential.[…] Continue Reading »

The math teachers at my school — Castle Park Middle in Chula Vista, Calif. — face the same challenges moving students to math excellence and mastery as so many teachers across the nation. Students must learn a difficult common core curriculum, catch up on missing skills from previous grades, as well as complete numerous rigorous practice problems.[…] Continue Reading »

Over the years, I’ve read more than a few books, listened to audiotapes and CDs, watched videos and attended conferences where I’ve had the chance to consider viewpoints on what makes leaders excellent in their work. Leader media take up more than a few linear feet of shelving in bookstores and quite a bit of space on the Internet.[…] Continue Reading »

Have you ever been inspired by a great conference keynote speech? A workshop presenter that your school or district hired? Do you want to share your ideas, be useful to others and make some extra money? Have you ever wondered how that could be you some day?

Well, it can, but it takes time to position yourself to take your show on the road.[…] Continue Reading »