The Evolving World of English Learning

“We’re trying to find a balance between just knowing stuff and knowing how to apply the knowledge into effective learning and things to do in life.” Coordinator, Private High School, Mexico  BACKGROUND  In 2021, we spoke with over 60 people in 19 countries at different schools teaching kindergarten to high

Expert Q&A: Scaffolding Techniques for Reading to Support Learners

As a follow-up to her recent National Geographic Learning webinar, Lift co-author Tracey Gibbins answers a few questions about scaffolding from participants in the session. What is the difference between scaffolding and differentiation? Scaffolding for reading is the process of supporting students as they work towards becoming independent readers. I

Combining International Mindedness, Interdisciplinary Instruction and Service Learning in the IB classroom

The International Baccalaureate (IB) focuses on teaching the value of perspectives, ideas, and connections from around the world.  Whether you’re new to the IB, an IB educator, or are familiar with another curriculum framework, you probably know that it’s a challenge to think about how to take a big idea