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Conference Highlights

09

Dec'18

CATESOL Conference Reflections: Part I

The annual CATESOL conference is a professional development event for ESL educators in California and Nevada. I attended this weekend and will summarize some tidbits I learned about critical thinking and also vocabulary strategies.

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19

Nov'18

Close Reading Folders

Get your students to work together to unpack and better understand key passages from a text you’re working on in class with this close reading group activity.

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11

Jul'18

The Parking Lot: A Place for Untimely Questions

As teachers, we need to stay on task for the sake of the whole class while still making sure all of our students feel that they’re heard and their questions, unrelated as they may be, are important. Check out this simple, yet effective, way to put unrelated questions on hold without forgetting them.

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19

Jun'18

A Dinner Party: Creative Analysis Activity

Help your students build analysis of multiple sources with this engaging activity that uses art to help students draw connections between multiple readings.

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15

Jun'18

The Accelerated Instructional Cycle

The accelerated instructional cycle is a way to approach an integrated reading and writing course to help students gain a deep understanding of texts and work to write complex and rich writing assignments.

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14

Jun'18

Learning is Confusion Figured Out

How can we design ESL curriculum that is relevant and engaging to students? Check out this post for some ideas.

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12

Jun'18

5 Collaborative Class Routines

Are you looking for some engaging ways to get your ESL students to work collaboratively? Check out these five ways to get students working and talking together.

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22

May'18

14

May'18

Three Strategies to Improve Student Writing

Learn about three valuable writing tools you can use to help students improve their writing and overall reflection and metacognition skills.

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13

May'18

Writing Partners: Contextualizing Written Communication

Add this collaborative activity to your class to give your students engaging and authentic writing practice.

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25

Apr'18

The Affective Side of Things

Learn about effective classroom routines to support students' affective needs and promote retention and success.

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