Three other teachers and I share our favorite online tools to use during this unusual year, including sites for educational games and others for collaborative work.
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November 08, 2020
November 03, 2020
Don't assume students who are paying attention understand what's being taught and, especially for young children, support learning in their home language. Those are among the ideas six educators share for helping ELLs.
November 02, 2020
Seven educators offer their nominations for the most common mistakes made by teachers of ELLs, including making background-knowledge assumptions and not providing enough scaffolding.
November 01, 2020
Four educators share common mistakes made by teachers of English-language learners, including not being creative in how ELLs can show us what they know and by translating "everything."
October 28, 2020
Seven educators share what works and doesn't work when teaching English-language learners, including the value of "Language Dives" and having high expectations.
October 27, 2020
Four educators share what they think are mistakes often made by teachers of ELLs, including overusing technology and operating out of a deficit perspective.
October 26, 2020
Confusing lack of English proficiency with lack of intelligence and believing students understand academic English because they've mastered social English are among those mistakes five educators cite.
October 23, 2020
Two educators share tips on how to incorporate online discussion boards in virtual or hybrid teaching environments, including going for fewer and deeper ones rather than many shallow conversations.
October 22, 2020
Teacher Lorena Germán shares suggestions about how school committees formulated in response to the killing of George Floyd might move beyond words toward action.
October 21, 2020
Three teachers and I share what has been working—and what hasn't—during the first few weeks of the school year, including the value of student "leadership teams" and giving "fresh starts."