Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy Memorial Day and Summer Announcements

"I always try to have a vacation."
-- Sophia Loren

Memorial Day, now celebrated on the last Monday in May, marks the unofficial start of summer in the U.S.  You can read about the history and origins of Memorial Day in this blog post I wrote.

Learn about Memorial Day, discover summer reading recommendations for educators & find out the summer publishing schedule in this blog post | The ESL Nexus
Memorial Day: To Respect & Remember; source: The ESL Nexus
Some students are already on their summer vacation – schools here in Arizona just finished – but many others, especially those in the Northeast, still have a month to go.  In recognition of the fact that educators need to decompress just as much, if not more, than their students, I have a couple announcements to make:

For the past couple years, I’ve written a series of book reviews about books that are useful for educators working with English Language Learners.  You can read them HERE.  But this year, I’ve decided to give myself a break as well.  Instead of publishing new posts every other week during June and July, I’ll most likely just publish one post in each of those months.

Also, the #ELLEdTech Twitter chats are on hiatus until August.  When we resume on August 20th, we’ll continue with our series about the Four Cs.  Last week we discussed Critical Thinking so future chats will be about Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and Innovation, though I’m not sure if that will be the order we do them.  You can read this article about these concepts if you are looking for some background information.

The #ELLEdTech chat is taking a vacation & will resume on August 20th | The ESL Nexus
See you in August! source: The ESL Nexus
Have a wonderful summer!  (Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case I wish you a great rest of the school year!)

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