Boosting Vocabulary Acquisition With Flocabulary: A Teacher’s Success Story

Boosting Vocabulary Acquisition with Flocabulary: A Teacher’s Success Story

Two years ago, Polly Westfall, an educator in North Carolina, was accepted in the North Carolina's Governor's Teacher Network. As part of this initiative, Polly was charged with completing action research in her classroom. The topic she chose? Vocabulary acquisition for children of poverty. At the time, Polly had recently relocated to a new school district, and was moved by the ways that poverty impacted her students. With a background as a writing coach, she wanted to find ways to motivate her students and boost their vocabulary, knowing that it would improve their writing. She decided to try out Flocabulary…

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Flocabulary Implementation Strategies In The ELL Classroom: Q&A With Teacher Pamela Ferrill

Flocabulary Implementation Strategies in the ELL Classroom: Q&A with teacher Pamela Ferrill

Last year Julia, one of our awesome Customer Success Managers here at Flocab HQ, heard an impressive story from Pamela Ferrill, a 5th grade ESL teacher in Madison, WI—namely, how Flocabulary was central in helping her students hit their language acquisition targets. Julia sat down with Pamela to learn more about her robust integration of Flocabulary tools with her own ESL instructional techniques, and the impact she saw as a result. We want to share her strategies with you, too; here's what we learned:

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Why This Election Makes SEL More Important Than Ever

Why This Election Makes SEL More Important Than Ever

The presidential election is over, and it's clear that after a long and often heated campaign, the nation is divided. As students process the results of the election, educators are left to both provide civic instruction and address their students’ reactions to the news — an inherently complex task. While we at Flocabulary and educators in the classroom spend most of our time focused on teaching academic content and skills, the days post-election are a great time to shine a light on social and emotional learning (SEL) to help students process complex feelings and interact with each other in a…

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