These three lessons can be modified to fit various class sizes, activity time lengths, and levels. All of these, however, include opportunities for extensions that would help them become full-class lessons or even multi-class projects.

We often spend a lot of time talking about bridging the gap between our ELL students and our non-ELL student population.
As an ELL teacher, you’re expected to create a welcoming, warm, and engaging environment for students who may be coming with vastly different language levels, cultural backgrounds, and personal expectations. Easy, right?

The goal of this mini-series is to bring the voices of English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers to the forefront.  Oftentimes, ESL teachers serve as the conduit between the micro student level and the meso school and district levels.

In one of my favorite speeches from Mawi, he talks about the social stigma he faced as a student because of cultural differences.

Share some inspiration with your colleagues!

Thank you for visiting! Here is a free audiobook of Mawi Asgedom's best-selling book Of Beetles and Angels.

After a decade of focusing primarily on testing, schools across North America are prioritizing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

So you want to connect with your ELL students’ families in more productive and meaningful ways? Three common challenges--communication, parental involvement, and cultural divides--may be issues in your classroom.
What was one of the most successful lessons that you have run with your students? What went well and what challenges were you able to overcome?


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