This show offers a behind-the-scenes look with the authors of three new resources that are so important for the field right now.
You can listen to this inspiring conversation whereever you get your podcasts or right here:
HUNDREDS OF FREE DOWNLOADABLE HANDOUTS and links that go along with each text are available to you right now..
Contact information and websites for each of the books:
The Math Teacher’s Toolbox is written by Bobson Wong & Larisa Bukalov
The Social Studies Teacher’s Toolbox is written by Elisabeth Johnson & Evelyn Ramos-LaMarr
and The Science Teacher’s Toolbox is written by Tara C. Dale & Mandi S. White
From the podcast conversation:
Big Takeaways for ME:
- You’ll love hearing Bobson Wong talk about his perspective on math anxiety and the critical need to help all students be comfortable about learning math.
Tara Dale shares how the science field is moving toward skills based approach to learning and their focus on growing intentional scholars.
- Evelyn Ramos and Elisabeth Johnson share about capitalizing on the relevancy of our current situation for students.
Of note is that feedback from readers of all three books confirms that many if not all of the strategies are applicable to distance learning and in the physical classroom. These activities, strategies and handouts are not exclusive to the physical classroom and they are not “parachute in” tech connections. If you have the ELL Teacher’s Toolbox you know that the format includes intentional technology connections to meet the high expectations these authors have for every learner.
I have to say that I particularly appreciate how they explained the way they use their own resources on a daily basis. And how they explained their feelings of being overwhelmed when our pandemic hit…but the resources helped them find that solid ground and think through the types of things that still work. I think we can all relate to being overwhelmed at times right now. How comforting to hear this from folks at the top of their field. And to hear how they are getting through!
Please follow them at the links above.
And look what’s right around the corner! This month, #ELLChat_BkClub book study is launching book studies with the Science and the Math books this summer with the Social Studies book not too far behind.
Thanks again to the authors and THANK YOU for listening and/or reading!
Please take care,
PS: If you are able to join me on July 20th, I’d love to have you in our Rapid Literacy Online Workshop. Click the image for more details and reach out with any questions.