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  • 1. At-risk middle school Latino students and their NNEST teacher Tünde Csepelyi TESOL, 2010
  • 2. Tünde Csepelyi will discuss challenges and explain strategies for teaching at-risk middle school Latino students in the US.
  • 3. Tünde’s background: Education Education: Undergraduate studies from Hungary Graduate studies from Nevada, US Teaching license: Main subject: Geography Endorsement: ESL
  • 4. Tünde’ background – Teaching Teaching Experience: High school teacher in Hungary Adult ESL in Nevada, US Teaching license: At-risk middle school ESL
  • 5. At-risk middle school: Ethnicity Free/reduced lunch CRT/2007 (8th Grade) Math: Reading: This middle school: 43 This middle school: 42 School district: 61 School district: 63 State: 53 State: 57 + Tünde
  • 6. My strategies Theoretical framework: An ethic of care by Nel Noddings Teaching strategies: Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)
  • 7. An ethic of care Making connections SHARE: my language learning experience my daughter’s language learning experience immigration experience REACH OUT: bilingual staff: aids, custodians parents: call, write, be available EXPLORE: students’ background
  • 8. SIOP Good teaching: Preparation Building background Comprehensible input Strategies Interaction Practice/application Lesson delivery Review/assessment
  • 9. +1 Value of education: From Day One: COLLEGE “Dear Ms. Csepelyi, Thank you for helping me and showing me things I’ve never learned. Thanks for encouraging me to do my work in class and telling me I should graduate and go to college to get a better life.”
  • 10. Value your NNEST background and rely on it. Tünde Csepelyi tunde@unr.nevada.edu References: Echevarria, J., Vogt, M., & Short, D. (2004). Making content comprehensible for English learners: The SIOP Model (2nd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon. Noddings, N. (1984). Caring. A feminine approach to ethics & moral education. Berkley, CA: University of California Press.