59 Supporting Multilingual Superstars: A Deep Dive into Bilingual Education with Andrea Bitner

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

You might not realize it, but the child sitting next to yours in their third-grade classroom could be a budding multilingual superstar. Join me, Dr. Michele Schmidt Moore, as I sit down with the seasoned educator and English language learner teacher, Andrea Bitner, to discover the fascinating intricacies of supporting multilingual students in education. Andrea, with her 23 years of … Read More

3 Strategies to Boost Students’ Speaking and Writing Skills

Stephan HughesBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Substitution tables are a helpful tool for students to practice using different words and expressions. They also help improve their vocabulary and confidence in English communication. Pre-teaching lexical bundles and collocations aids vocabulary and fluency development. They familiarize students with common word groups and natural phrase combinations. Assigning timed speaking and writing activities encourages clear and efficient expression. This … Read More

How to Teach English Online

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better

TL;DR: Many people are teaching English online from their homes. Consider starting with an established company to learn the ropes before branching out on your own. Become an expert in a specific area. Get your teaching space ready. Learn from international students and truly connect. Tips for Teaching English Online Did you know there are plenty of people teaching English … Read More

Show 69: Empowering English Language Learners

Ken EhrmannpowerED Up Podcast

  Lee Perez is the 2022 Nebraska Teacher of the Year, and he is the first-ever ESL teacher to win the award in his state.  Lee provides unbelievable information on EL students and strategies all teachers can use to support their success. It takes seven to ten years for a person to learn a language to fluency. Can you imagine … Read More

Recasting Language: I Was Brooming The Mess!

Carly SpinaBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Celebrate what students are doing in their language development. Recast their language by acknowledging the strengths they have while modeling correct usage. As educators, we are constantly checking in on our students and their progress. We are always looking at ways to support our students in their academic, linguistic, and social-emotional growth. Our brains are almost wired to pinpoint … Read More