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Teachers engaging in professional development for teaching emergent bilinguals using technology.
Luis Hernández

Professional Development on Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

I am convinced that professional development (PD) significantly influences the effectiveness of educators, which directly impacts language learners in our educational environments. Positive PD can transform teaching practices, leading to more engaging, inclusive, and effective instruction for language learners. Conversely, ineffective PD can result in stagnation, missed opportunities for growth, and, ultimately, suboptimal learning experiences for students. The Importance of PD for Emergent

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Teacher providing feedback to bilingual students in a classroom setting.
Luis Hernández

Addressing Syntax Errors in Bilingual Education

Syntax errors can lead to misunderstandings, but their impact varies depending on the context and severity of the error. In my experience teaching Science to 5th-grade Spanish bilingual students, syntax errors do not always cause misunderstandings as frequently as other types of mistakes, such as vocabulary errors or mispronunciations. For instance, if a student says, “Photosynthesis is sunlight, water, and carbon

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Ugly Foods and Education
Luis Hernández

“Ugly Foods” and Education

As part of my work for different higher education institutions, I have been training future teachers and helping them in their certification processes as bilingual or English as second language teachers. Each semester, after making the required presentations and reviewing the expectations for the course, I always start every class by talking about the importance

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Luis Hernández

Finding Inspiration in Leonardo da Vinci’s Legacy

Science is defined as “the systematic study of the physical and natural world’s structure and behavior through observation and experimentation.” In Leonardo da Vinci’s work, we find the essence of that definition. For more than 40 years, Leonardo da Vinci gathered his observations and ideas in his now-famous Notebooks. In those notebooks, we can observe

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Luis Hernández

Our New Website

The year 2020 for us, as perhaps for many in the rest of the world, was a year full of uncertainties and challenges during which we have learned a lot both professionally and personally. Among the most fundamental things we have learned has been knowing how to appreciate every detail of our everyday life and

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