EDU 585 Collaboration Video — April 20, 2016
Color in Colorado — April 19, 2016
Ten Dos & Don’ts of Teaching Vocabulary — April 7, 2016

Ten Dos & Don’ts of Teaching Vocabulary

I found this through a friend in my ESL program. Great visual and helpful ten dos and don’ts for teaching vocabulary!

So, You Think You Can Teach ESL?

I came across an article a while back about teaching vocabulary. It’s always a challenge to teach, because usually most methods rely on rote memorization and drilling. Both of those methods are ineffective (for the most part). Children learn words better through reading in context, as well as paring the word with the object it describes.

This article, from TeachThought, has some excellent tips for teaching vocab! I’d love to share the pic with you!


Now these strategies may not be effective for everyone, rarely anything is 100% effective 100% of the time, BUT at least you can make the most of these strategies and see improvements in your students’ retention and applying skills.

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Selecting the right issues — March 28, 2016
English can Be Tough- Ask Ricky Ricardo! — March 23, 2016
TESOL Technology Standards — March 15, 2016
EDU 583 Video — February 23, 2016
Linguistically and Culturally Responsive RTI — February 18, 2016

Linguistically and Culturally Responsive RTI

This article was sent to me from my ELL teacher at school. She thought it was very interesting as we have school-wide RTI. I enjoyed it and think it has very good information about ELLs in RTI!;_ylu=X3oDMTEyaHRvazA2BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMzBHZ0aWQDQjE2MzhfMQRzZWMDc3I-/RV=2/RE=1455843205/RO=10/


Frontloading Vocabulary Lesson — February 8, 2016

Frontloading Vocabulary Lesson

I really enjoyed this code of frontloading for English Language Learners. This follows a preschool teacher who teaches many ELL students. She focused a lot on using props and visuals to teach vocabulary in the beginning of the lesson so that she can have students get a better grasp of the concept and vocabulary. It is definitely worth the watch!


Development of English — February 1, 2016

Development of English

I watched this video in class for a weekly assignment and throughly enjoyed it! I think it was so cool to see how our English language has developed over time and the different languages it has borrowed from. The man writing and drawing on the whiteboard makes it more engaging. 🙂