Tag Archives: Judie Haynes

Debunking 5 Myths of U.S. Immigration

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The Republican Presidential campaign has added fire to the discussions about immigration in the United States. In this blog,  I would like to review some of the immigration myths that are propagated by politicians and offer resources backing up the … Continue reading

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5 Back-to-School Activities Supporting Student Diversity

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In a previous blog, Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment for Pre-K-5 ELs, I wrote about how teachers can alleviate many fears experienced by English learners (ELs) who are new to the United States by creating a welcoming environment in their classrooms. … Continue reading

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7 Naming Customs From Around the World

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Immigrant students in the United States  have already suffered the trauma of leaving behind their extended family, friends, teachers, and schools. They enter a U.S. school and can also lose their name. Their name may be deliberately changed by parents or … Continue reading

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3 More Ideas for PD on Social Networks

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my last blog,  I wrote about using social media–facilitated professional development (PD) that allows teachers to form networks to share ideas and strategies with educators from around the world. I specifically wrote about using Twitter,  Facebook, and blogs.  In … Continue reading

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3 Ways for Teachers to Use Social Networks for PD

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Social media–facilitated professional development (PD) allows teachers to share ideas and strategies through online personal learning networks (PLNs). Social media bypasses the challenges of traditional PD. It is real-time, cost effective, accessible around the world, and driven by practitioners, not school … Continue reading

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6 Activities to Teach ELs About U.S. Independence Day

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Do you need some activities for your ELs during the last week of school, or are you teaching ESL summer school this year? Try these six activities  for teaching ELs about U.S. customs for Independence Day on July 4th. Teach … Continue reading

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9 Ideas to Support ELs’ Social-Emotional Learning

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Social-emotional learning is a process for acquiring life skills, including how to deal with others, build relationships, and work in an effective manner. ELs are thought to be at a higher risk than their general education peers for social-emotional and behavior problems. There … Continue reading

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4 Characteristics of Effective Teachers of ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The number of English learners (ELs) in U.S. schools has increased 51 % over the past 10 years, and the achievement gap between ELs and general population students has grown wider. The percentage of English learners who score “below basic” on … Continue reading

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How to Hold Effective Conferences With Families of ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

When families of English learners (ELs) are actively engaged in the education of their children, those children will attend school more regularly, be less likely to drop out, and be more successful academically. Many classroom teachers do not know how … Continue reading

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Pre-K–5 at TESOL 2015: Four Excellent Sessions

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Hello from TESOL 2015 in Toronto. In this blog, I’d like to share information on some of the excellent pre-K–5  sessions that I have attended at this convention so far. Beginnings: Planning and Implementing Successful Pre-K–K for English Learners was … Continue reading

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