Education

The alphabet soup of working with students whose first language is not English…or what ESL, ELL, ESOL, EAP, EAL, EFL, ELT, ESOL, TESL, TEFL, and TESOL mean

These labels are an alphabet soup of confusing mixed messages that makes the debate about how to best educate children who are learning or speaking English as a second language confusing and difficult to follow. Is a child labeled ESL or ELL? Do we have a certification in TESL or TESOL? Or does it matter … Continue reading

Education

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UPDATE: Cool. This post was nominated and made the shortlist for Most Influential Post of 2012 by edublog. I’m really honored! What if the earth moves and the sun is at rest? What if gravity is just a special case of space-time? Following both counter-intuitive premises revolutionized science and ushered…