Languages for Learning
Granting All Students Access to New Skills
October 14, 2014
How can teachers empower students to become fluent thinkers?
For many students, grappling with a new subject can feel like learning an entirely new language—and in many cases, the subject is a new language.
In Languages for Learning: Granting All Students Access to New Skills, the winners of the 2014 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice unpack how they challenge students to become fluent thinkers—whether that means learning English, understanding physics or calculus, or breathing life into a musical instrument. In their own voices, these four exceptional teachers write vividly about their classrooms, where students are accessing new worlds and opening doors that were previously believed to be beyond them.
- “Own Your Sound” by Steven Sanders
- “You Had My Number” by Kelly Zunkiewicz
- “Room for Debate” by Laura Strait
- “Use Your Voices” by Michael Towne
Languages for Learning is the third installment of the annual Fishman Prize series.