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Back to Basics for ELLs

All students benefit from techniques teachers implement to support English language learners (ELL), and vice versa, many of the techniques good teachers use naturally can particularly help ELLs. Here are three specific techniques teachers implement to make content accessible to English language learners.

Holy Pots and Pans!

Every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the LORD of hosts; and all who sacrifice will come and take of them and boil in them… Zechariah 14:21 Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. Acts 7:33 Holiness […]

Hands On Mathematics

“Struggling in mathematics is not the enemy, any more than sweating is the enemy in basketball; it is part of the process, and a clear sign of being in the game.”—Suzanne Sutton This quote has hung in my classroom for six years, defining how I approach teaching mathematics. Math—and every other subject—should be accessible to […]