5 Reasons To Be Thankful You Teach ELLs


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Thanksgiving in the U.S. is right around the corner which means it’s the perfect time to look at why we should be thankful that we get the privilege to teach our English language learners. At this point in the year, you may be feeling tired and overwhelmed so I want to remind you why we are so fortunate to be able to work with amazing ELL students.

Teaching is not easy and there are so many things that are put on teachers, especially these past few years, that make some days really hard. If we can pause and remember why we got into teaching and why we love working with ELLs, it can help us get through those hard days. In this episode, I am sharing five reasons we are so fortunate to teach ELLs including getting to teach a global community right in our classroom, how we are impacting more than just our students’ lives, why our ELL students are especially resilient, how lucky we are that we get to learn about new cultures all the time, and how amazing it is to see our students grow so much.

I would love to hear why YOU are thankful that you get to work with ELLs. Share your thoughts in the Facebook group, on Instagram, or in the podcast reviews! I can’t wait to read all your reasons!

As we are heading into the holidays, think of how much less stress you’d have if you had monthly lesson plans done for you and ready to use resources at your fingertips. You’ll get access to that and so much more inside the Equipping ELLs membership. Can’t wait to see you inside!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why it’s important to remember why we are fortunate to work with English language learners
  • Why being able to teach a global community inside your classroom is so special
  • How you are changing not only your students’ lives, but generations to follow
  • Why teaching our amazing, resilient ELLs is such a beautiful gift
  • The benefits of being exposed to new cultures all the time 
  • One of the most rewarding parts of teaching ELLs


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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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