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Find below great posts that will help you create a positive classroom community, provide easy to use tips and strategies, and give you important information on how best to teach ELL students! 

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How can you make blended learning work for ELLs?

1. Focus your whole group time on speaking and listening opportunities. We must keep in mind that our ELLs are learning in homes where the majority do not speak English as their first language. That means during our sessions and classes with ELLs we need to keep the priority of speaking and listening in English. How strong they are in a listening domain directly affects how well they will do in speaking, reading, and writing. As you're planning your lessons ask yourself this question: How am I providing opportunities for my ELL students to engage and respond to the materials? This might look like assigning homework that asks the students to record themselves talking about your lesson. Or

The one thing keeping you from being a better teacher for your ELLs

Over the past few years, I did a lot of research on what is preventing homeroom teachers from supporting ELLs in their classrooms. There's a lot that's happening. Two of the big things are increases in the laws in the classroom and the teachers not being trained. Teacher training programs, also, are not able to keep up with the demand of the increase. Through the research, though, I found that one of the biggest reasons why ELLs are not getting the support that they need in the home and classroom is because of self-efficacy. What does self-efficacy mean? The definition of self-efficacy reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one's own motivation, behavior, and social environ


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