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The following four resources discuss aspects of instructional practice and inquiry that support English learners in engaging productively with content and developing academic uses of English. Choose one or more of the resources to read. Select the “Reflection and Discussion Questions” link under each reading selection to find questions to consider as you read and to discuss with others or respond to in your journal afterward.
 

Resource 1. Fundamentals of Learning (From the Common Core State Standards to Teaching and Learning in the Classroom)

This resource describes three fundamental aspects of learning that underlie classroom practice for K–12 students’ attaining the CCSS and ELD standards, and provides tools for recognizing, discussing, and reflecting on what that practice looks like.

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Resource 2. Leading Deep Conversations in Collaborative Inquiry Groups

This resource describes how educators can move beyond congenial conversations to collegial dialogues that productively wrestle with problems of instructional practice, and provides tools for engaging in deeper dialogues that are substantive, consequential, and safe.

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Resource 3. Mind-Sets and Equitable Education

This resource explains the positive effects on students and educators of operating from a “growth mindset” — an understanding grounded in research that intelligence is not fixed but developed through effort and support — and shares approaches for cultivating a growth mindset focused on learning, belief in effort, and resiliency in the face of setbacks.

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Resource 4. Assessing Students’ Affect Related to Assessment for Learning (An Introduction for Teachers)

This resource explains how students’ academic efficacy and eagerness to learn relate to teachers’ clarity of learning targets and feedback on progress, and provides a simple survey tool to measure these dimensions and classroom practices to get students on academic “winning streaks” and keep them there.

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