Myths

Myths About English Learners: First Myth

Even though English learners are a large and growing part of the U.S. public school population, there are a number of myths and misconceptions about these students that seem to persist.  This blog series will attempt to dispel some of those myths and misconceptions.  By the way, the myths are discussed in no particular order.… Continue reading Myths About English Learners: First Myth

SIOP

Overview of the SIOP Model

For those of you who don’t know, my colleagues Deborah Short, MaryEllen Vogt and I developed a model of instruction for English learners known as the SIOP Model. For the past 20 years SIOP has been a widely used approach for teaching in U.S. classrooms where there are English learners.  (It is also used in… Continue reading Overview of the SIOP Model