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Pay no attention to the Great and Powerful Ed Reform behind the curtain…it’s not as magical as we’ve been led to believe

There have been several articles from a variety of sources in the past month about how ‘the newest things’ in education, which have been held up as the perfect solution for the last few years, are starting to fray around the edges and some are even crashing in on themselves. The New Orleans school system … Continue reading


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


Originally posted on Granted, and…:
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…