Hap Palmer a life longer musician has just released his latest music CD Learning In Two Languages Aprendiendo en dos idiomas. I evaluated this wonderful CD and couldn't wait to buy my copy and get one for my sons' teachers. The CD contains 30 songs in all areas of common topics children ages 3-10 use. It reinforces oral language skills, vocabulary development, and listening comprehension skills in a very engaging and fun way in Spanish and English. Its a perfect resource for teachers working with English language learners at all levels and even better for Two-Way Bilingual Programs.
It is really refreshing to see a children CD that does bilingual music in very simple yet planned and effective manner. Thank you Hap!
Don't forget to visit his website for more title on math, phonics, and etc. Hap I hope you consider growing your bilingual CDs!
Professor Claudia Rinaldi is the Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. Her areas of research are the implementation of the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework in urban settings with English learners, teacher education in bilingual special education, and diversifying the teacher pipeline. Claudia has authored peer-reviewed publications and a book for educators called Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers. She lead and developed a graduate certificate program in Teaching Bilingual Students with Disabilities for general, ESL and special education teachers geared towards applying research-informed practices to the questions and processes of identifying whether it is a language difference or a learning disability. Claudia developed a college mentoring program called Pathways to Teacher Diversity for districts and teacher education programs to partner in identifying and supporting underrepresented high school students interested in teaching careers to successfully access and persist in college. She serves in various boards including the National Center for Learning Disabilities and serves as an expert for Understood.org and the National Center for Intensive Interventions.
Professor Claudia Rinaldi believes that it is critical to prepare teacher leaders who may serve as advocates and allies and who will respond to the belief that all students can learn and succeed beyond barriers like culture, language, disability poverty, and marginalization in our country and globally.