Archive for July, 2018

1 Neighborhood. 24 Kindergarten Classes. 40 Languages. (Some Miming Helps.)

Many of us have taught in, or visited a dual-language classroom in Texas where a common L1 (maybe Spanish or Vietnamese) is used in tandem with L2 (English). We have witnessed first language supported  English learning, and particularly in the lower gr…

10 Sheltered Instruction Strategies You Can Use This Fall

Our English Learners benefit from Sheltered Instruction because we embed English language acquisition in our content, right? How do we know which strategies are best suited to each lesson? Are we reaching all of our ELLs? What do we know about the prof…

CCMR Student Listing Posted

The 2018 College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Student Listing is now available in the Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE) Accountability application. The CCMR Student Listing contains confidential student-level data that will be…

Sheltered Instruction: The Blueprint

This single day workshop is designed to equip and empower teachers who serve ELs from Kinder through 12th grade. Providing quality instruction to English Learners of various levels of language proficiency is no easy task. It requires that classroom tea…

TED Tips: New Online Courses at Transition in Texas

New online courses are available on the Transition in Texas website. These courses are available to the public at no cost. Course titles: Texas Transition Online (3 hours CPE) Texas Special Education Graduation Options Online (2 hours CPE) Texas Transi…

Kinesthetic Word Webs

The blog at Teacher Created Materials offers some great ways to sharpen your classroom strategies over the summer months in their series, Summer of Strategies.   “Movement is crucial to learning. We must move because the “sit-and-get” method…