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TeachersFirst: Top Ten Tips for Working With ESL/ELL Students

TeachersFirst: Top Ten Tips for Working With ESL/ELL Students | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
TeachersFirst's ESL/ELL resources provide guidance, tips, and strategies for teachers accommodating ESL/ELL students in the regular classroom.
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This article states that the # 1 tip for working with ESL/ELL students is:  Don’t assume students know how the American educational system works.  


Great advice given; well worth reading and checking out the other top 9 tips.

 

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One word that holds the secret to passionate teaching -

One word that holds the secret to passionate teaching - | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
Last year at the ASCD conference, there was a tremendous amount of buzz around the term the whole teacher: just as teachers are tasked with developing the whole child, principals are increasingly being tasked with developing and supporting the whole teacher. This year, I would sum up the ASCD conference in a single word that takes …
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Teachers are Learning Designers

Teachers are Learning Designers | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
Late in 2012, I wrote a blog for the Huffington Post that articulated what I really feel should be and is a role of great teachers. Great teachers are "learning designers" who seek to create a space
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I love the comparison of the teacher to a gardener made in this article.:  Educator Andrew Miller said, “Teachers create the conditions for success, just as gardeners do.”   We may not be able to make the flower grow,  but we can work to improve the conditions in effort to help it grow.  The same is true for our students.  "There is always something that teachers can do or design to create the seeds for growth. " 

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ESL / EFL Teaching Tip: Hot Potato Practice Activity Idea

This is Vaimoana, a teacher at Rennert International, explaining a fun variation on the game Hot Potato. Try it out in your classroom :).
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Fun class activity to practice grammar points, phrasal verbs or vocabulary.  Join the game with your students, but becareful if you end up with the hot potato and have to face the consequence!

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a recent survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in
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Looking forward to incorporating these networks in the ESL classes at Grand River Academy

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English Conversation - Learn English Speaking [English Subtitles] Lesson 03 - YouTube

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnEnglishConversation 8 Secrets to English Success http://bit.ly/SecretToSuccessEnglish Fluent English in 3 ...
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Daily ESL: Conversation Starters for English Students

Daily ESL: Conversation Starters for English Students | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
Daily ESL: Conversation Starters for English Students...

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Stephanie Vogel's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:39 PM

And a great site for listening activities:

http://www.esl-lab.com/ ;

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Thinking Outside the Blank: 8 Critical Thinking Activities for ESL Students

Thinking Outside the Blank: 8 Critical Thinking Activities for ESL Students | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
At times, language learning can be straightforward. Students memorize lists of vocabulary and rules for grammar. This type of thinking, though, isn't very complex. Recall and memorizat
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Critical thinking is important even in the ESL classroom. When we get our students to think more, what we are really doing is helping them to learn to communicate and express their ideas in English.  Though it may not be easy,  by doing so, our students will certainly benefit now and in their future.

 

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3 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections with Your Students

3 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections with Your Students | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
Too often, I've heard teachers talk about how helpless they feel when it comes to reaching out to their students. The days of being the person whose job it is to exclusively provide students with an
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Three simple things we as teachers can do to connect with our students and let them know there is more to school than just a report card.  

1) The first five minutes of class devote to casual conversation with the students  can help us learn so much more about them.

2) Attending students extra- curricular activities; simple act to show that the students matter.

3) Being available before or after school hours for extra help and support. 

I'm learning more and more each day that there is so much more we can do for our students then just be a teacher who passes out curriculum.

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TeachersFirst: Adjusting Lessons for ESL/ELL Students

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TeachersFirst's ESL/ELL resources provide guidance, tips, and strategies for teachers accommodating ESL/ELL students in the regular classroom.
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Work Stations in the Listening and Speaking ESL 1 Class

Work Stations in the Listening and Speaking ESL 1 Class | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
Work Stations in Grand River Academy's Listening and Speaking ESL 1 ClassSpill & SpellThe listening and speaking ESL 1 class is incorporating work stations twice a week to help the students explore language and practice literacy skills.
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I love incorporating work stations as they provides great opportunity for the students to work alone or interact with one another, using instructional materials to explore and expand their literacy.

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Metaphorically Speaking: How Does It Feel When You Speak English? | TESOL Blog

Metaphorically Speaking: How Does It Feel When You Speak English? | TESOL Blog | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
Alexandra Lowe describes an ice-breaking activity that leads to a discussion of how it feels to speak English outside of class.
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ESL Movie Lesson - Using Free Movie Film Lessons to teach ESL

ESL Movie Lesson - Using Free Movie Film Lessons to teach ESL | Teaching ESL | Scoop.it
ESL MOVIE LESSON is a tool for ESL teacher to provide movie film lessons to students. Our free lessons focus on a wide range of language skills. Download our free esl movie lesson today!

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Zrinka Maroja's curator insight, July 14, 2013 6:02 AM

ESL teachers you can buy and download ESL Movi Lesson and get free download of Kung Fu Panda ESL Movie Lesson.

Chao Guan's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:10 PM

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