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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 … 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… 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? What are some things you would like to see in this position that you curre… more

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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… 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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Try out my new website lessontrader.com. A virtual marketplace where teachers can buy and sell school resources. Take your hard earned time/work especially with COVID going on and make some extra money. Upload as much as you can, spread the word and as we grow, you will benefit. FREE membership put the code vipfree in the space that asks “how did you hear about us”

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I teach elementary EL. During the "normal" school year I co-teach math, reading, and science in classrooms and sometimes work with pull out groups. I am wondering what other elementary EL te… more

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Has anyone every heard or use iLit ELL in their classroom? What is your take?

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How does everybody feel about going back to school?

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Looking into new ESL/ELL reading & English curriculum, are there any favorites?

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How do you think your ESL numbers will be next school year, especially Newcomers?

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How did your ELs do this year learning remotely?

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Has anyone else heard talk of renaming ESL students as something more asset/growth-oriented such as English for Multilanguage Learners?

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For anyone in NJ did you have to take an OPI and a WPT test for an ESL CEAS? I’m transferring over from NY and it was on the required documents list. I’m a native English speaker and I went to grad sc… more

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Are your schools talking about ACCESS scores not counting this year/kids not exiting next year bc of covid?

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