Tag Archives: elementary ESL

Engaging ELs Who Are Disengaged During Virtual Learning

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

If you are an educator of English learners (ELs) who is instructing your students virtually, you are probably having difficulty successfully engaging them. This is especially true if you have newcomers in your class. For online learning in virtual classrooms, … Continue reading

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4 Pathways to a Culturally Responsive Virtual Classroom

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is grounded in the idea that educators teach to students’ unique cultural strengths.  A well-known author in the field of culturally responsive teaching, Zaretta Hammond,  has provided professional development based on her book,  Culturally Responsive Teaching … Continue reading

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7 Virtual and Face-to-Face Activities for the First Week of School

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

As we go back to school this fall, many teachers are faced with changing school policies because of the COVID-19 pandemic. School districts that originally planned to go back full time to their brick-and-mortar buildings may have to change their … Continue reading

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Using Literature to Combat Racism in Young Children

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

This post was originally published in December 2019. Links and resources have been updated. Racism is a pervasive problem in the United States that affects children at all grade levels. It can occur in ways teachers interact with their students … Continue reading

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Supporting ELs’ Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Classroom

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

As teachers and students from all over the world have been fast-tracked into virtual classrooms, educators need to take a closer look at our response to the anxiety and stress that learners are experiencing during this process. As teachers of … Continue reading

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English Learners and K–3 Grade Retention

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Spring is the time of year in many schools when serious discussions about retaining students begins. English learners (ELs) in K–3 are likely subjects these discussions. Teachers of ELs need to be advocates for their young students during these discussions. … Continue reading

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Using Literature to Combat Racism in Young Children

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Racism is a pervasive problem in the United States that affects children at all grade levels. It can occur in ways teachers interact with their students and in the ways that students relate with each another. It can also be … Continue reading

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6 Arguments for Smaller Class Sizes

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I was recently reading an article about the Chicago Teachers Union and how it is pushing class size as a contract issue. This led me to wonder about how class size affects the academic achievement of English learners (ELs). According to … Continue reading

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