How Can Paraprofessionals Support ELLs?

ELL paraprofessional

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We are right in the middle of a series called Small Steps to Success for ELLs! Throughout this series, we are encouraging every person in our schools, from the front office to the cafeteria, to take vital steps to help support our English language learners. We know when each person does this, you will see a change happen in your school, in the environment, the attitude, and in the mindset of the teachers, staff, and students! 

Listen in as we discuss the important role of paraprofessionals.

Whether you are a paraprofessional wondering how best to support your ELLs, or a classroom teacher that knows you are underutilizing the paraprofessionals in your building, this episode is for you!

Paraprofessionals are a vital piece of the school and a huge key to helping our ELLs find success. In this episode, Beth shares how she got her start in education as a paraprofessional and how her experience was invaluable to her continued career in educating ELLs. You’ll learn 5 ways paraprofessionals can support ELLs,  and you’ll walk away with concrete steps you can take this week with your students!

Topics Discussed in this episode:
  • Beth’s experience as a paraprofessional
  • The unique role of paraprofessionals vs. classroom or ESL teachers
  • 5 ways paraprofessionals can support ELLs
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More about Equipping ELLs:

We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.

Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.



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