How does the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) affect educators of English learners (ELs)? TESOL’s freeResource KitEnglish Learners and ESSA: What Educators Need to Know provides an in-depth analysis of the portions of ESSA most pertinent to teachers of English learners in K–12 schools across the United States that receive federal funds.
Imagine your students sitting in a room as atoms and planets begin appearing right in front of them while Einstein is trying to explain in words the ideas and theories he has so vividly and visually in his mind.
Did you know that participating in theater programs can help students with autism learn to play in groups, communicate with others, and recognize faces? These are the findings of a 2015 study by researchers from Vanderbilt University, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
The Reading Teacher, a publication of the International Literacy Association, includes an article in its July/August 2016 issue that focuses on developing teacher understanding of how to carefully select and use children’s picture books about autism as a tool for teaching awareness, empathy, and acceptance in an elementary classroom setting.
Children with disabilities—such as physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities—are at an increased risk of being bullied. Factors such as physical vulnerability, social skill challenges, and intolerant environments may increase the risk. Research suggests that some children with disabilities may bully others as well.