Research from interactionist second language acquisition and sociocultural theoretical perspectives shows that referential questions are important for learning, but also, that they can be difficult for English language learners (ELLs) to understand and produce answers to. By integrating analytical tools from both traditions, this study examined the scaffolding functions of a fifth grade teacher's talk. The study found that the teacher utilized various communicative moves to engage ELLs in referential questions. Examples illustrating these communicative moves and their scaffolding functions are provided. Implications from these findings for teacher education are discussed
Looking at how teaching and learning needs to become more advance in terms of technology. We need to be addressing and creating our lessons using the technology that is readily available to us and that our students are using on a regular basis.
It is a personal learning network in twitter. Teachers can learn from each other in this platform. There are lots of resources. Teachers can follow others, read the tweets, and learn from other teachers. you can use educational hashtags to direct your feeds to other people.
Wiki is for anyone in education including teachers, students, and parents. The teachers can create their wiki pages and assign home work to the students, create discussions to get the students opinion. Students and teachers can add and edit the pages. It is a wonderful way to create student centered collaborative learning environment.
In less than a week two billionaires have joined the anti-teacher "Billionaires Club": a group of ultra-wealthy individuals hell-bent on destroying public education and teachers’ unions. The newest members of the club are Oprah Winfrey and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg.