Play this quick True/False Kahoot as a way to get kiddos talking about traditions in their countries or their ancestry. We can have some wonderful discussions and writing assignments from this. Any traditions can be illustrated and then we can work on cohesive devices such as “First” “Then” “Next” Also complex sentences with “because.”
Big thanks to Kahooter: SraD_FHS. I copied and modified her Kahoot and took me only 5 minutes to simplify it for newcomers.
Get over to Twitter & follow #2016TxTESOLConf if you want some free ESL learning! Here are highlights & links from my sessions. I appreciate that there have been so many sessions regarding refugees and SIFE students. I learned so much!
Excited for the Region V TexTESOL Conference on Nov 12th. I’ll be doing this session there as well. Hope you’ll be there. Here is that link: http://textesoliv.org/
Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all. 🙂
“We have people in the community who want to help but are not sure that they are qualified or what it would look like.” That sentence from our PTA president blew me away. I was so busy with my classes that I hadn’t thought about this. My lack of volunteer support was not from a lack of desire!
So I made this quick, unpolished video to help our community see that they can have a tremendous impact on our newest students. It is not a PD for ELL teachers. It is meant to be a user-friendly introduction how a lay-person can help me when they work with our kiddos after school or any time they are helping them without an explicit assignment.
The global #CardboardChallenge was a huge success! Ms. Shaver, Ms. McLaughlin & their Memorial High School scholars joined our Stratford High students and their siblings & friends. We were inspired by the movie, Caine’s Arcade. The movie became a movement & we see why! We are sometimes working so hard to find academic achievement that we forget how important it is to work on creativity, problem-solving and Self-directed learning. Those are the things that leaders are made of! Bravo kids!!