Many mainstream content teachers have English Language Learner students in their classrooms. And they often are not sure of the best ways to support them.
I thought it could be useful to bring together a collection of short videos that they might find useful. I hope readers will suggest others.
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Here are my video picks:
I’ve got to start with this great one from Valentina Gonzalez:
Next up is this one from Carol Salva. It’s designed for volunteers in an ESL classroom, but they’re good ideas for all teachers with ELLs to keep in mind:
There are so many good things to say about it and how it provides a glimpse into the challenges facing our English Language Learners. It’s a little longer than most other videos on this list, but it’s well worth the extra few minutes:
Here are some words of wisdom from Dr. Jim Cummins on scaffolding for ELLs:
Lastly, here’s a short excerpt from a longer interview the the Time of Remembrance Project did with me:
Here’s a video suggested by Carol Salva where a science teacher is offering her thoughts and examples:
Here’s another one from Carol where one of her students shares what has helped him in the classroom:
Again, I hope readers will suggest more short videos, especially ones that show scaffolding in action…