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English language learners comprise the most rapidly growing segment of students in K-12. More than 10% of students are now identified as foreign language learners of English. Many states, including Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana have seen the number of ELL students increase three times or more over the past 10 years.[…] Continue Reading »

Okay, I bet you thought that the kids were leaving school to boycott or rally for a cause. No, what I meant is that my ESL students literally left the classroom to walk around the community, and in doing so experienced an explosion of English. Let me back up a little and explain.

On Friday afternoons, yes, every Friday for one year … that’s 36 times to be exact, we took walking field trips around Neenah, Wis., located about 40 miles south of Green Bay.[…] Continue Reading »