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Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Nilsen, Don L. F. – Voices from the Middle, 2004
There is nothing more motivating than to feel you have something to contribute to a group situation. The Nilsens have used that basic premise to devise activities that teach all students about the connections between languages while highlighting the special expertise that bilingual students can add to such a conversation. Activities and word lists…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Learning Activities, Second Language Instruction
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Jago, Carol – Voices from the Middle, 2002
Argues there is a problem with how California local school boards and district administration interpret curriculum and instruction in terms of their role in the evaluation of schools, teachers, and students. Notes that the California Teachers Association proposed legislation that would allow teachers to negotiate their role in decision-making…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education