What else can I do with a masters degree in ESL? I taught at 3 different schools in 3 years. The first two I resigned because they weren’t a good fit and this year I was non renewed despite my perform…
This book is so good for young ESL learners. Each chapter presents a story and then there are nice and fun activities around that story. (Storyfun by CUP)
How are you assessing your students' speaking skills during distance learning? I try to assign some creative tasks to keep them engaged. This is a nice homework assignment students can do with th…
Who got their ACCESS scores back? Higher, lower, pleasantly surprised? I'm surprised that they did much better in speaking, but we have been very focused on it!
A warm recognition to all teachers who have become HEROES during this time of need for our communities. You truly are HEROES! ❤️. Keep being awesome...we’re almost there.
Looking for a job and willing to move anywhere, USA. Where is there a high need for ESL teachers?
As an ESL teacher, do you ever feel forgotten by your school staff when it comes to Teacher Appreciation Week? Not that I have to get something, but....
Hi, Fishbowl teachers! I'm taking over @fishbowlteachers on Instagram today with tips on how to stay positive while teaching from home. Don't miss it!
For anyone who needs it: here is an official video developed by NY TESOL that translates instructions for using Google classroom into 10 languages:
Help! I have one beginner ESL student. He's in 9th grade and he's really falling behind. He reads at probably a 1st or 2nd grade reading level. What can I give him to improve his literacy w/o …
This is a great site for ESL families and it's in Spanish: https://www.colorincolorado.org/
Have any of your held a zoom meeting or session with parents? My experiences so far have shown me the importance of computer literacy and i think parents need a training session.
Hi, Fellow Educators! I do volunteer outreach for a new tech company that is trying to bridge the technology gap for low-income students and their families. Please help them by filling out this quick …
Hello! My fellow educators! Just wanted to announce an amazing opportunity for our students, teachers and families during this time. Check out Global Youth Education Week! https://www.smore.com/hqm58
Are you getting less participation from your ELs? Here is a good resource for immigrant parents:
How are teachers with high school ELs providing services? Especially to those who are in the program but are proficient? Do you just keep in contact with the teachers?
How are your ELs and their parents handling this crisis? I wish I could give them more support.
True or False: Curiosity drives good writing. (this is based on a youtube convo i saw with author John Garner)
Would anyone be interested in participating in a research study? The only requirements are to be a school district employee and have a child in the district with special needs. Please help! https://bit.ly/3bnxykH…
Does anyone have any ideas how to teach ESL students online, especially Newcomers and non-proficient ELs?
I teach beginning elementary ELs. As we prepare for remote teaching, the administration doesn’t plan to distribute any technology. How to I help families and non readers access activities?!?
How are my fellow ESL teachers and students doing during this time? Do your students have work to do at home?
Any ideas for teaching ESL students (especially those with very limited English and formal schooling skills, computer skills) virtually bc of the corona virus?
I teach first grade at a Spanish-English bilingual school with Spanish as the primary language for most. Waffles are some good reading fluency building ideas and activities for English learners?
Good anchor novels to read with middle school newcomers? I need something high interest and timely, yet still accessible.
WIDA people. How do you do your ACCESS testimg? 4 sessions in 4 days? 2 sessions each day with a break? Or other? Who does your testing?
Any resources or websites available to help my ESOL students learned biology? It is taxing for students who speak English, I want my ESOL students to have a fighting chance.
Forgive me if this has already been addressed, but how do you handle teaching a student in an EOC course who does not speak any English? I feel like it is cruel to have them take an EOC in English.
I have Newcomers and push in to content classes. The teachers seem like we are just a hassle and like they shouldn't be responsible for teaching ESL students.
What are the different ways that you prep for WIDA? I'm having the kids use Flipgrip to practice the speaking portion. Any ideas for good prompts?
Just found a free interactive powerpoint on TpT to prepare students for ACCESS. Enjoy! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ACCESS-Test-Interactive-Practice-and-Tips-5160501?fbclid=IwAR1VxENO8L5_LBADJgZDNdr8Ecgi3YtUYPMsU657YBKwko2glWMcLn_fm8s
I just got a new student who was placed in 6th grade. However, based on her age and schooling, she should be in 7th. I talked to her and she agrees. Have you ever advocated for a student to be placed …
Has anyone else noticed a drop in enrollment of ESL students since the immigration policies have changed?