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The 3 Pillars of Second-Language Education

Explore the three pillars of second-language learning

Dual language learners are often underserved in terms of literacy support at school. Sometimes educators overlook their struggles, mistaking conversational fluency for academic language proficiency. More often though, teachers simply lack the resources to adequately differentiate instruction. This shortcoming in literacy education can have long-term consequences for students’ personal, social, and economic development.

How can schools do better? Here we summarize the classic pillars of second-language education in order to help educators better support dual language learners.

Elevate Teacher Expertise to Get Better Student Outcomes

Join Istation's Exclusive Community to Get Better Student Outcomes

Why are communities so important?

Istation has been asking educators for their feedback and listening to those in the field to shape the launch of our new online community, the Red Cape Community. We want to make sure our exclusive group honors what you are doing every day to make your students successful.

Understanding Dyslexia in the Elementary Classroom

How many are affected by dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning condition that causes difficulties in reading, writing, spelling, and other language-related skills. It is a neurobiological condition that affects nearly 20% of the entire population (1 in 5 students), and at least half of all students who qualify for special education services.

5 Myths and Misconceptions About Dyslexia

Debunk Myths and Misconceptions About Dyslexia in the Elementary Classroom

In a classroom full of students with different strengths and needs, it can be difficult for teachers to simultaneously meet each child where they are. Dyslexia in particular is often under-accommodated due to popular misconceptions about the condition. Teachers can only provide appropriate intervention when they have access to accurate information.

4 Ways To Support Elementary Students with Dyslexia

Find the Right Tools to Support Students with Dyslexia

Recent studies reveal that 1 in 5 students may have a language-based learning disability like dyslexia. Though it is ​​one of the most common learning differences in the United States, many educators still have questions about how to best support students with dyslexia.

I Was Principal for a Day and Glimpsed the Future of Education

Principal for a day! And what a day it was!

As the country’s nearly 90,000 principals mark National Principals Month, Istation’s own Chief Operating Officer Ossa Fisher briefly stepped into the principal role at Alex Sanger Preparatory School as part of the Principal for a Day project. Sanger Prep is part of the Dallas Independent School District, the second largest district in Texas and the seventeenth largest in the United States.