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By Dual Language School Team
May 15, 2018
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By: Dr. José Medina, Founder and Chief Educational Advocate, Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions

As I serve dual language programs around the United States, I often state that dual language is not for the weak of heart. I stand by that statement.

To serve on behalf of emergent bilingual students in this country takes determination, grit, flexibility, a growth mindset, patience, and above all, courage.

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By Dual Language School Team
May 11, 2018
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Dual language programs have been gaining momentum across schools countrywide and it’s with good reason. It’s not hard to notice the benefits of these programs to students. The metacognitive flexibility of bilingual students is always much better than that of monolingual students. We all know the many proven benefits through research that being bilingual has more advantages than being monolingual. Currently, many programs are in English and Spanish.

One way to create the...

By Dual Language School Team
May 10, 2018
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By Bill Rivers, Executive Director of Joint National Committee for Languages

Beware the following: “We’re making things much more efficient,” especially if coupled with “you should demand better!”

For more than 40 years, the United States Department of Education has supported State and Local Education Agencies in furthering multiliteracy for America’s English Learners (ELs), through...

By Dual Language School Team
May 03, 2018
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Teaching students to become bilingual is becoming more and more common in the United States. This is largely due to the proven benefits dual language education provides which is becoming very coveted. For teachers, choosing a curriculum that both benefits and interests students is crucial. Many classrooms are multicultural, and this curriculum may have to satisfy the needs of students from many different backgrounds and ELLs to effectively learn English. Here are 10 tips on...

By Dual Language School Team
April 26, 2018
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Escrito por Luz María León, padre líder de CLA

Como padres haríamos lo que fuera para que nuestros hijos sean “exitosos”, que obtengan buenas calificaciones, interactúen con sus compañeros adecuadamente, que muestren un comportamiento aceptable, dentro y fuera de la escuela, que cumpla con sus tareas y proyectos que le son asignados y sobre todo que “disfruten” aprender y asistir a la escuela.

Dentro del ámbito familiar, sería estupendo que ellos “tomaran la...

By Dual Language School Team
April 25, 2018
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"She goes above and beyond to reach each of her students. She is always willing to try new things and perfect her craft. She helps other teachers at Gomez as well as staff at other schools, the Dual Language Program and the community and she does it all with a smile!”- Melissa Wolken (Gomez Heritage Dual Language Team Leader)

Maira Guzman came to our attention when she was nominated by one of her colleagues...

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By Anonymous
April 17, 2018
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By: Dr. José Medina, Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

As a child, I lived in two worlds - one geographical and the other grounded in language and cultura. Physically, I lived in El Paso, Texas, but on weekends, I crossed the bridge hovering above the Río Grande and spent weekends in Juárez, México. At home and across el río, I spoke español, while at school, all instruction was provided in English. This...

By Dual Language School Team
March 22, 2018
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Sexual harassment is becoming an all-too-common occurrence in the workplace, even in teaching environments including bilingual or dual language schools. You may become a target of unwanted advances and attention from your coworkers and knowing how to react and handle this can help in coming out of this situation. In ideal cases, you can talk to the harasser to make it clear that you do not appreciate their comments, actions and you want them to stop. Some harassers can take a...

By Dual Language School Team
March 20, 2018
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By Luz Maria Leon, Padre Líder de CLA

Actualmente es esencial “El Desarrollo Integral del alumno dentro y fuera del aula”, que les proveerá un bienestar físico y mental aportándoles estabilidad a sus vidas. Teniendo como punto de partida que somos seres con mente racional (pensamientos de manera lógica y analítica) y mente emocional (sentimientos y emociones) es indispensable fomentar en nuestros hijos la “Inteligencia Emocional”, siendo esta la capacidad humana de...

By Dual Language School Team
March 16, 2018
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Research shows that men often feel more confident speaking up in class than their female peers. This is evidenced in vocabulary many female students choose to use, by inserting words such as "like", and "you know?" In between and at the ends of sentences. This is due to an inherent insecurity women often feel to speak up for themselves. In honor of Women's History Month, we are offering advice to empower your female students to speak up in class. We are living in the 21st...