Doing What Works

Today I received EdWeek’s “Learning the Language” newsletter. From that I learned that yesterday the US Department of Education launched Doing What Works. As the site explains on its FAQ page:

“Doing What Works is a website dedicated to helping educators identify and make use of effective teaching practices. Doing What Works relies primarily on the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate and recommend practices that are supported by rigorous research. Then, Doing What Works provides examples of possible ways educators might apply those research findings, but these are not necessarily the only ways to carry out these teaching practices.”

Click here for a video tour of the site. The website is still in its early stages, but it does have a nice beginning collection on “Doing What Works” with ELL students. I like the sideshow on Warfield Elementary’s Intervention Program for ELL students. Also, check out the video on ELL Vocabulary Instruction. -Anna

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2 Responses to “Doing What Works”


  1. 1 Mary Ann Zehr November 7, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the link to the Learning the Language blog about English-language learners. And through your link, I learned about your blog for reading teachers. I’ll keep an eye on it. I got a request recently from a teacher who wanted more tips on how to teach reading to ELLs. I told her that I’m not an expert but rather a journalist who reports what other experts say. It’s nice to learn about resources out there regarding reading that I can refer people to.

    Mary Ann Zehr, Learning the Language and Education Week

  2. 2 readinggal November 8, 2007 at 2:45 am

    Thanks Mary! I enjoy reading your posts. I always find them informative. Cheers, Anna


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