Category Archives: ESL Teaching Methodologies

Backward Design

Reblogged from a classmate, the idea is that the goals set for students will drive instruction and assessment. Makes total sense!

The World as seen by Mrs. Roberts

This week, I was introduced to the concept of Backward Design. Backward Design is lesson planning with the end in mind. The assessment drives instruction. Check out this video to learn more about it!

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From the ESL Trenches: Tandem Teaching as the new Collaboration

BroadyELT

A real-life story of teachers who make it work.  Read about their ideas that work here “http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=123041” Great teacher ideas advocating closing the achievement gap with real action.

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Boone County Schools

A classmate of mine has been given the February 2015 Break the Mold Honor for her county.  So proud!  Check it out!

Boone County Schools.

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EDU 580 Lesson Plan Modification Project

In this video I am presenting some lesson plan modifications to a middle school science teacher who was so kind as to listen.  The modifications recommended are for a 7th grade English Language Learner and are grounded in the Sheltered Method of Instruction.  Enjoy!

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2, 4, 6, 8 It’s time to differentiate!

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ESL and Kindergarten: Do’s and Don’ts

Hey Teacher Ella

When I started helping Teacher Bel in Raya School back in the Philippines, I was thrilled because I get to be a real teacher for 2-3 year olds even if it’s not a full time job. I was excited because it was new and challenging. Plus the children were cute and they give cuddles all the time!

Little did I know that kindergarten teaching would pave the way for my international career. In Thailand, my job was to teach 2-3 year olds the usual stuff: phonics, number recognition, letter recognition, etc. They did not have English as second language, in fact, they didn’t talk! This was a good-bad thing but I choose to consider the positive. I was teaching them English with the hope that they can use it practically in their toddler years. True enough, one of my kids with zero language when we started, got around to telling…

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Do You Differentiate?!

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Spiral of Readiness for Accommodations for CLD Students

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The Basics of WIDA Model and Screener

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Basics of WIDA screener

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How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

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As many of you know, I am a constructivist teacher and LOVE inquiry learning.  So, evidently, this article speaks to me.  Read more and check your own situation:  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/how-student-centered-your-classroom-rebecca-alber

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