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Hello everyone! I've been an ESL paraprofessional for 2.5 years and am thrilled to share that I'll be transitioning to the role of the lead ESL teacher next trimester. It's both exciting and a bit ner… more

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I am moving into a middle school/high school ESL position next year. I have been an elementary music teacher for almost 20 years. I am a bit nervous. What considerations should I think about as I anti… more

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Hi all! I am currently working on getting my ESL endorsement and one of my assignments is to pick EL teachers brains about ACCESS. If you have experience with This assessment here are my questions for you…What portion of the score report give you the best understanding about a students language proficiency level? And looking at the score report Attached and having zero knowledge about the student other than she is a fifth grader, what types of assumptions could you make?

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I'm trying to prioritize what tasks to focus on before first week of Sept, when summer as I know it ends until June! Helpful tips welcome.

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I’m retiring this year and if anyone is looking to relocate, full time ESOL teacher opening available in my school district.

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Looking for advice....I work in a school with very low ESL population and those that are ELL are English speakers. I have had a couple newcomers over the years, but mostly in the lower grades. Just got my… more

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We're a small division and need some help testing. Do you think it would be a conflict of interest to have an ESL teacher proctor the ACCESS if their child was one of the students?

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I have been supporting a newcomer during whole-group reading (CKLA). There are times when the students read a page or two independently. The teacher has told me a couple times in as many days that the kids … more

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I am moving to MD or VA in about 2 years from AK. Does anyone know what the requirements are for a certified , tenured teacher who is switching from music to ESL? (I will finish my Masters this school… more

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Why exactly is it so hard for people to understand that ESL and Special Education teachers are in fact that: teachers? I'm bilingual so I constantly get called in to translate for parents in the o… more

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Admin wants to level our high schoolers into ELD 1, 2, and 3, which would mean mixing up freshmen and seniors...our staff is against it, but they are reacting to ELPA scores which, according to those who do… more

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Admin is thinking of leveling the 9 - 12 th grade using the ELPA21 scores from a year ago to place students in Levels 1, 2, and 3. What are your experiences with this? Your thoughts?

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I teach Spanish for 5th grade. I am interested in going into TESOL but scared if the workload of starting over and the transition. Can you tell me what the daily TESOL esl teacher life is like? Shelte… more

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Hi everyone, I’m a 6th grade teacher who is thinking about teaching ESL in an adult school next year. The positions are usually part time, 9-12 hours per week. How is the workload? Will there be work that’… more

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Has anyone used LAS Links? What can I expect?

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What are some good interview questions you have been asked, or wish you were prepared for?

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What are some things your current ESL compliance specialists are doing that are working well for you, students, & school?
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Has anyone ever made the switch from Elementary to High School ESL? What has been the major differences in practice that you've seen?

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Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Where the Red Fern Grows in Spanish? I can’t find one anywhere I’ve looked. Thanks!

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Who has a good online planner that works well for planning your EL classes? Does it work well when switching between in-person, hybrid or distance learning? Is it free or affordable?

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I am struggling to find ideas of what to do with my 8th grade newcomers during virtual instruction. We are supposed to being doing "the same thing as everyone else" but it is an overwhelming amount of text/wr… more

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Chewing on the thought of going back to school for my doctorate degree. I would like to have an ESOL concentration but not all colleges offer it.Also, Educational Doctorate or PhD? How long would it t… more

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What types of phonics programs do you use in your state for L1 ELs and have they ever been evaluated for bias and discrimination?

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What are some of your favorite ESL resource sites?

I tutor ESL after school and recently switched over to Zoom. Students are stating that they are unable to annotate. I’ve read that this is common for Chromebook users. Does anyone know of a way to … more

Hi! I'm working on my annual goals. Has another done theirs and adjusted them to reflect the pandemic? How so? I asked in a couple of fora with Gen Ed teachers and they all mentioned Family Engage… more

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I had a student tell me that he was learning more English by playing a Clue-like game called, Among Us. He asked if I could host a game for the class. The next day, during a workshop, the speaker bro… more

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I’m back in the classroom. Any f2f activities for ESL students that follow social distancing guidelines? I teach Elementary, Middle and High-school kids. Thanks!!

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I am looking for resources for my ESL students Please share if you have anything.

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2nd year gen ed teacher for English and social studies 7th grade...this year I have a student who speaks majority Arabic (only knows English greetings) HELP TIPS PLEASE

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Recently applied to get ESOL endorsed. I have a student from Argentina who is struggling over distance learning. Any tips from veterans on effective methods that can cross over into the digital world?

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MD ESL teachers, how are your school systems making school related information accessible to your EL families? And are your teachers (all teachers) allowed to use Talking Points, Remind or another mul… more

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I am new to teaching esl and to teaching middle school. I have taught elementary for 6 years. I am the first and only esl teacher at our charter school. I will be responsible for providing esl service… more

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