Tag Archives: English language learners

Keeping students engaged

Heidi Casper
Heidi Casper

The beginning of the school year has come and gone.  By now, teachers and students alike are mired in the day to day work of learning.  The newness of the school year with its sparkling school supplies and fresh haircuts … Continue reading

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Class Chemistry

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

Have you ever taught a class that just never seemed to come together? Or one in which the students all worked together really well? Do you think that classes have their own personalities? I first learned about the concept of … Continue reading

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How Do You Define ELL?

Heidi Casper
Heidi Casper

Over the last several years of teaching ELL students, I’ve often struggled with the definition of what makes an English language learner.  Obviously we can qualify those first generation students who have just arrived to our country as ELLs.  However, … Continue reading

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The Testing Dilemma in Public Schools


Susan Prevost

Like many participants of the TESOL conference, I’m coming with a barrel full of questions. Here’s one. How do we solve the dilemma of recently arrived immigrant students and statewide standardized testing? I’m not only talking about the obvious lack … Continue reading

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