What Do Teachers And Administrators in ESL Context Want? Survey Results


According to a survey, all school employees would like to receive more training. Read more in Survey Demands More PD for EL Educators at   https://www.languagemagazine.com/2017/12/more_pd/


The survey also found that:

  • Only 39% of teachers and administrators strongly agree they have received sufficient EL training and professional development, and 82% of all respondents indicate that they are spending their own personal time and effort to develop their skills to meet their EL students’ needs.
  • Newer EL educators (those who have worked in EL education for less than two years) are significantly less confident than more experienced educators in their EL training and development, with only 36% of new respondents feeling they have received enough professional development compared to 70% of more experienced educators.

Digital and Adaptive Learning Tools Viewed as Most Effective for EL Instruction
With diverse language, cultural and educational backgrounds of EL students, teachers continue to use curated and customized learning materials, which can be more time-consuming and challenging to develop.


English Teaching 101


Find good tips in Dos & Don’ts for Teaching English Language Learners at https://www.edutopia.org/blog/esl-ell-tips-ferlazzo-sypnieski?utm_source=Edutopia%20News&utm_campaign=2ad7e54e9a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_112917_enews_beingknownmatters_mc&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29295b4c8b-2ad7e54e9a-47933087

ESL Corner: 6 Things We Should Never Say to Our ELLs


Share this crinch-worthy list  with your colleagues: https://www.middleweb.com/36252/6-things-we-should-never-say-to-our-ells/

How to ensure your EAL learners are making progress


Discussing the following areas:

  • Language development
  • Sociocultural development
  • Academic development
  • Cognitive development
  • Change the terminology

at https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/how-ensure-your-eal-learners-are-making-progress

The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners


As always, good advice from Larry Ferlazzo at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2017/09/08/the-best-advice-to-content-teachers-about-supporting-english-language-learners/

A Quick-Start Guide for Teaching English-Language Learners


Useful to share with mainstream/content teachers.  Find at http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2017/09/06/a-quick-start-guide-for-teaching-english-language-learners.html

Free Downloadable Resource Book: What Teachers Should Know About Instruction for English Language Learners


Great resource foe educators at http://educationnorthwest.org/sites/default/files/resources/what-teachers-should-know-about-instruction-for-ells.pdf

Excerpt of the executive summary:

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