Inspiring Journal Prompts for Black History Month

Inspiring Journal Prompts for Black History Month

It’s Black History Month and as a social studies teacher you probably have so much other content to cover that you are scrambling to incorporate something related to this important month. Your students might be worn out from MAP tests, ACCESS for ELLs or maybe...

Advice from Carl Paoli on Language Learning

If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel you have probably noticed that I started an interview series. The first two interviews were with educators who shared advice about teaching ESL online. However, this third interview was intended for students, but I believe...

How to Teach Newcomer English Learners

When I first started teaching English as a Second Language I had 3 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language under my belt. I understood the basics of language learning, but teaching students who just arrived in the USA with little to no English was something new. I had to learn teaching strategies for newcomers very quickly on the spot.

Total Physical Response

Total Physical Response

Babies don’t learn from memorizing lists; why should children and adults? -James Asher, Speech at Cambridge University (TPR World) What is it? Total Physical response is a language teaching strategy developed by James Asher. He observed how babies learn language...
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