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Top Tips for Teaching English Learners

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My books- Hacking Digital Learning Strategies http://hackingdls.com & Learning to Go https://gum.co/learn2go
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Top Tips for Teaching English Learners

  1. Top Tips for Teaching English Learners @SHELLTERRELLSHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL
  2. “Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club- the community of speakers of that language.” - Frank Smith @SHELLTERRELLSHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL
  3. SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL @SHELLTERRELL Speaking? Content knowledge? Listening? Reading? Writing?
  4. SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL @SHELLTERRELL Get to Know Your Learners
  5. SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL @SHELLTERRELL Culture Religion Languages Interests Home Life Economic Status Previous Schooling Learning Needs Access Goals Strengths Personal StoriesExtracurricular Activities Get to Know Your Learners
  6. Get to know your learners SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL
  7. Get to know your learners SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL Surveys Get to know you activities Home visits Digital storytelling Blogs Family trees Case studies Family interviews Timelines Peer interviews Journals
  8. Learn a language SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL
  9. Be familiar with language teaching theories, models & strategies SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL @SHELLTERRELL
  10. @SHELLTERRELLSHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL WORDLE.NET
  11. 100+ video recordings of strategies, Youtube.com/user/atesol
  12. Culturally Diverse Teaching SHELLYTERRELL.COM/CDT @SHELLTERRELL
  13. Culturally Diverse Teaching SHELLYTERRELL.COM/CDT @SHELLTERRELL Brown.edu/academics/education- alliance/teaching-diverse-learners High expectations Knowledge of learners’ culturesStudent-centered Teacher = facilitator Culturally mediated instruction Parent partnerships Curriculum changes
  14. Consider the developmental stages SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL @SHELLTERRELL
  15. @SHELLTERRELLSHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL
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  17. Cultivate Relationships with Icebreakers, Warm-ups & Fillers
  18. Play games SHELLYTERRELL.COM/GAMES @SHELLTERRELL
  19. iteslj.org/games
  20. Connect with Educators Face-to-Face & Online! SHELLYTERRELL.COM/ELTPLNS @SHELLTERRELL
  21. @SHELLTERRELL Bit.ly/eslhashtags #ESL #ELLChat #TEFL #TEFLChat #TESOL #Duallang #Langchat #BusinessEnglish #ELTChat #ELLs #EFL #EAP #Hashtags for Teaching English Learners
  22. “The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative … productive … learn things … in a sense it is all about potential.” - Steve Ballmer SHELLYTERRELL.COM/ESLTEC @SHELLTERRELL Integrate Technology
  23. Connect students to peers worldwide Find resourcesEngage Encourage learner autonomySupport Create a context Illustrate Save time Communicate with parents Collaborate Learn from experts worldwideTeach the 4 skills We can use technology to: SHELLYTERRELL.COM/ESLTEC @SHELLTERRELL
  24. Digital Storytelling GamesComics Infographics Blogs Games Presentations Videos Podcasts EZines VR Screencasts AR MindmapsAnnotation Virtual Trips Video Conferences Newscasts Scavenger Hunts Timelines Posters EBooks Curation InteractivesTech Inspired Activities SHELLYTERRELL.COM/ESLTEC @SHELLTERRELL
  25. Find tutorials and ideas! TeacherRebootCamp.com Nikpeachey.blogspot.com Larryferlazzo.edublogs.org Russellstannard.com ilearntechnology.com Freetech4teachers.com SHELLYTERRELL.COM/ESLTEC @SHELLTERRELL
  26. Credentials @SHELLTERRELLSHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL Degree TESOL CELTA DELTA
  27. Read the contract carefully! SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL
  28. Consider the following! SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL @SHELLTERRELL Benefits Salary Working conditions Visa requirements Certification needed Living arrangements Class size, age & level Duration Penalties Termination terms Can you freelance? Cost of living Moving fees
  29. @SHELLTERRELL! FACEBOOK.COM/SHELLYTERRELL! GUM.CO/LEARN2GO! SHELLYTERRELL.COM/TESOL! 30GOALS.COM! TEACHERREBOOTCAMP.COM! HACKINGDLS.COM! AMERICANTESOL.COM!

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