12 Best Practices For Educators In The ELL Classroom

12 Best Practices for Educators in the ELL Classroom

Did you know that the National Center for Education Statistics found that English Language Learners (ELLs) account for 9.3% of the US student population? That’s 4.5 million students! We hear from many teachers of ELLs that our product is a great fit for their classrooms. We love that, and we are acutely aware of the growing needs of ELLs and their teachers who support them in their academic careers—which is why we are thrilled to be among the winners of the NewSchools Venture Fund Ignite English Language Learning Challenge. It's a bit of a mouthful, but this grant will enable us…

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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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App Smashing Ideas From The #FlocabChat Community

App Smashing Ideas from the #FlocabChat Community

During last month’s #FlocabChat, we talked  about all things app smashing—using two or more edtech tools together in the classroom. Simple as that! We covered a lot of ground, so we thought we’d pull out some key highlights and tips for our Flocab community. Here are some of the tools that our #FlocabChat friends suggested (in addition to some of our own tips).

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