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Roadblocks to Successful Growth Mindset in Bilingual Classrooms

A growth mindset is quite common in education. Learning about the growth mindset, especially for ELL students or second language learners, may not come easy. The idea of making mistakes and trying again is not a popular one. In a bilingual classroom where students come from different backgrounds, a growth mindset is not an approach seen as part of learning. Besides, students regard language learning…

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Classroom Morning Activities for Bilingual Learners

Classroom morning activities are essential parts of any bilingual learner. Even during the first weeks of back to school, these activities help bilingual students resonate with the class environment. From the moment you meet your students at the door, you set those expectations of a positive learning setting. So, as part of your back to school lesson planning, take the time to create ways to…

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Preschool Classroom Routines Ideas to Spark Bilingual Learning

How do preschool classroom routines run in the mornings for you? For the most part, classroom morning routines are prone to disorganization and lack of structure. Especially when children arrive in the classroom at different times in the morning, most kids tend to put away their backpacks, lunches, and settle down. Of course, you have to wait until the bell rings and start the day.…

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Ocean Animal Names in Spanish

Ocean animal names in Spanish is the ideal way to introduce more than habitats of the ocean. Imagine a world that lives beyond the surface of Earth. That is, the sea is the wondrous place where children can learn about sea creatures, ocean zones, and keeping the waters clean. While your lessons contribute to the learning of vocabulary or writing practice, include themes to help…

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Wild Animal Names in Spanish

Wild animal names in Spanish is a terrific way to increase Spanish vocabulary. Many children associate seeing wild animals in zoos or conservation centers. So, why not spend time to teach children the Spanish terms? With a few dual language lessons, you’ll be able to incorporate Spanish names in themes and curriculum. 

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Forest Animal Names in Spanish

Forest animal names in Spanish are an excellent way to introduce animal living and habitat. When seeking lessons to teach Spanish, you want to look for themes. In this case, learning about forest animals consists of Spanish vocabulary, animal living, and habitats. Besides a general science component, you also want to seek learning materials that approach reading and writing from different perspectives. 

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How Does Bilingualism Affect Language Development in Children?

Language development in children conveys many benefits as much as various misconceptions. While there are ways to introduce another language at home to children, other family members might speak differently. Perhaps, family members with expertise in the native language switch back and forth. As a result, young children begin to assimilate the language spoken at home and outside the home. However, for young children, there…

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How to Teach A Child to be Bilingual

As you teach your child to be bilingual, many questions arise. Is this learning beneficial to my child? Will there be any language development concerns once your child starts school? All these inquiries and more are valid questions. What is more challenging to address is how to incorporate a learning environment that complements with what your child learns at school? Even at the beginning stage…

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Steps to Turn the Summer Slide into Learning

The Summer Slide occurs every year, all the time after school is over. Much like a typical slide, your children encounter at a playground, sliding during the summer break brings learning loss. Often, the Summer Slide progresses during the middle of the summer break. As soon as children spend time outdoors, at summer camps, or even travel during family vacations, coming back to reality is…

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