I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here.  I’m starting with posts from earlier this year.



I’ve done a lot of professional development sessions for teachers at our school, and having student panels are always the most popular parts of them.  Plus, they are great learning experiences for the students!

I’ve share videos of several them:

A New Student Panel Of ELLs Is Presenting At Our Staff Training Tomorrow – Here Are Videos Of Last Year’s Presentations

Video Of Our ELL Student Panel & Downloadable Hand-Out They Used For Preparation


Today, I led a PD session virtually for the first time – boy, that’s a different experience!  It was on “Instruction & Student Motivation In Distance Learning.”

And, it had a student panel that included, but was not limited to, ELLs.

After the session, several agreed to present a version to be recorded – with parent permission, of course.

These were the questions they answered:

  1. Say your name and grade
  2. What did teachers do in the spring that seemed to help you the most?
  3. What did teachers do (or not do) in the spring that you felt did not help you learn?
  4. What school related or outside of school related issues interfered with your being able to do your best as a student during the spring?

Here they are: