Creating A Welcoming Classroom — July 27, 2018

Creating A Welcoming Classroom

There seems to be a great lack of training for content teachers in regards to CLD students and their needs. One of the first challenges that these teachers face is how to welcome them into their classrooms by creating a welcoming environment for all students. Continue reading

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YouTube Video: How Do You Handle a Racist Joke? — July 25, 2018
Explain this to Me — July 19, 2018

Explain this to Me

Being a US-born citizen who was raised in one school district without ever moving as a child, few things within the school system were a shock to me. Immigrant students and their families do not always have this luxury. These families face many changes when they arrive in the US, not the least of which is the American school system.  Continue reading

Collaborating with Administration —

Collaborating with Administration

A question was posed to my class this week: in what ways can ESL specialists collaborate with administration and how can they be beneficial to ELLs?

In searching for resources to help me answer this question I came across the article linked below. The role of administration in supporting the ESL specialist, and all teachers for that matter, cannot be underestimated—without it the job becomes more difficult, the resources more scarce, and the help needed less obtainable.

Six Things Principals Can Do To Support Their English Language Learners

ADVOCATING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS THROUGH CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE APPROACHES — July 13, 2018

ADVOCATING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS THROUGH CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE APPROACHES

What does a culturally responsive school look like? What changes can we implement to ensure we are a welcoming community? Check out the resource shared here for some practical ways to improve your school’s inclusiveness.

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How could we achieve a more culturally responsive approach in K-12 education? Find some thoughts at https://www.participate.com/blog/advocating-for-english-language-learners-through-culturally-responsive-approaches

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Learning About Your Students’ Backgrounds —
Promoting Respect for Cultural Diversity in the Classroom — July 6, 2018
Collaboration within the School Community — June 26, 2018
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Morphology in the ESL Classroom — May 23, 2018

Morphology in the ESL Classroom

Morphology, the study of words, is a complicated topic that can cause confusion, especially for emergent bilinguals. The following article gives a brief overview of English morphology and word structure and then offers some great advice for teaching morphology to emergent bilinguals.

Check it out here.