What You Need to Know – Education Article

by ErikaGreen 28 views Many teachers, especially those new to WIDA and/or ESL teaching, are often overwhelmed and intimidated by the WIDA standards and ACCESS testing. In this article, we attempt to break down the main components in order to provide a conscise overview of WIDA and ACCESS. Throughout the article, you’ll find links to helpful resources and more in-depth explanations. Make sure to give them a look! What is WIDA? WIDA, or the World-class Instructional Design and Assessment, is…

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How To Avoid Losing Your Students’ Attention – Education Article

There is a phenomenon I see again and again in the classrooms I visit. As attention starts to wane . . . Eyelids droop. Fingers tap. Bodies sigh. . . . the teacher will speed up their instruction. They’ll talk and move faster as if trying to finish before completely losing the class. But this is a big mistake—because it only makes things worse. Here’s why: It’s boring. The urge to rush and get done quickly will inevitably cause you…

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