Gave students a bingo board to use with their sentence frame rings. If they used a frame from a certain page, they could put an x on that category. Did a random prize drawing at the end by putting yellow slips in a hat. pic.twitter.com/nVUkscMOKJ
Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date).
The survey uses the outline of an article that Katie Hull and I have written for The American Educator, the journal of the American Federation of Teachers (unfortunately, its publication has just been delayed until September).
The article and survey focuses on three key areas – differentiation, student motivation, and affirming error correction. It’s likely that it will be the first in a quarterly series of articles Katie and I will writing on key qualities of ELL instruction, though those future articles will be appearing in a different publication from The American Educator. (by the way, the third book that Katie and I have co-authored on teaching ELLs will be published in two weeks).
I also used those three elements as the outline for the staff development sessions I’ve been leading (you can see some of the online resources I’ve been sharing during these trainings here – I’ll be adding more for Science and Math teachers next month).
Each of those three parts of the training begins with a panel comprised of students who all entered our school as ninth-grade ELL Beginners and who are now taking one or more International Baccalaureate now or next year. You can read about the impact their participation has had on our teachers here: Guest Post: Professional Development in Education – Involving Everyone.
We taped the panels after they presented to teachers (it was logistically difficult to get a straight shot during the sessions) and students and their parents agreed to have it shared here so other teachers could learn from them. They answered questions during the training, but those responses do not appear here.
Feel free to leave a comment about the videos – I’m sure students would love to hear your thoughts!
Students are gearing up for the nationwide March for Our Lives on March 24. “Our parents and grandparents did not succeed in ensuring our safety at school. So we must do it ourselves,” write three organizers of New Jersey’s march. https://t.co/Gw6uWCeFD4