Sara DeMartino (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an English language arts fellow at the Institute for Learning, University of Pittsburgh.
Teacher leaders make change ideas stickLearning to use improvement science — a structured process for planning, implementing, and studying change efforts — takes time. That time is a worthwhile investment for schools aiming to shift teaching and learning, but it can be a barrier in schools that are often beset by leadership turnover. How can […]
In their own words: Native language in the classroomIn our professional development work with teachers of English learner students, we have identified eight practices that support English learners’ access to complex tasks and text (Apodaca, 2007). Two of these strategies — talk and native language use — are particularly beneficial for their intellectual, cultural, and economic advantages. With […]