What are essential concepts for those teaching English learners? And how much training do many teachers even have? I would probably have a different list than the author of this publication. However, I agree with the relevance of all of the mentioned concepts of The theory of language for ESL teachers at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/the-theory-of-language-for-esl-teachers/education
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.
Share this crinch-worthy list with your colleagues: https://www.middleweb.com/36252/6-things-we-should-never-say-to-our-ells/
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/
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 Learners29/08/2017
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: