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Kindergarten Readiness Tips for Dual-Language Learners

Kindergarten readiness is the perfect time to begin thinking about the foundational skills your preschooler needs. While the months before school starts has more of a relaxing atmosphere, getting your preschooler ready for kindergarten is worthwhile. Of course, there are many fundamental skills that they learn every day. However, focusing on specific tasks can help your preschooler master those skills before entering in the classroom.…

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Open Educational Resources for Bilingual Learners

Open educational resources or OERs are essential components of any bilingual teaching toolkit. Armed with resources in learning materials, professional development, and workshops, you can plan your course of instruction. In a few steps, OERs help you seek relevant and trustworthy materials for your class. Since OERs are such a valuable tool for teachers, how do you find platforms that will serve your students and…

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Spanish Body Parts Terms

Spanish body parts can quickly introduce traditional Spanish vocabulary to your students. With simple terms, you can differentiate your instruction to incorporate more than vocabulary. In each part of the Spanish lesson, you can add various teaching components to carry students from essential to advanced learning. In addition to basic knowledge, you also use fun, engaging songs, feelings, and the five senses to elevate each…

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Gallery Walk Strategies for Bilingual Teachers

Gallery walk is an ideal teaching method to implement movement in the classroom. Whether you teach elementary or secondary grades, gallery walks integrate many teaching techniques. There are many ways to use student classwork to provide feedback and encourage class discussion. With gallery walks, you can use this method to review materials, evaluate a core subject concept, or develop a depth of knowledge of learning…

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Innovative Flipped Classroom Teaching Tips

How would you envision a flipped classroom for bilingual students? A flipped classroom is just what it means – an inverted class where students take the direction of the learning experience. For bilingual students, that learning generates a powerful way to acquire more than language skills. Students receive what they are learning and use it positively.  How to Start a Flipped Classroom  A flipped classroom…

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Bilingual Teachers: First Year Tips to Skyrocket Your Teaching

Bilingual teachers need all the support in the classroom they can get. Besides planning dual-language lessons and activities, first-year bilingual teachers adapt to the many tasks of teaching. Anywhere from meetings to classroom set-up, bilingual teachers have to do plenty of activities. Perhaps, you know a teacher friends or you’re a first-year bilingual teacher. You know the complexities of managing a classroom and all the…

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Reading Aloud Strategies for Bilingual Learners

Reading aloud to children benefits more than improvements in reading comprehension. That is, reading aloud to young children at a young age encourages them to develop language skills, cognitive development, and listening skills. Besides, reading aloud is not an activity for young readers only, older and emerging readers also benefit. Do you often use storytelling as a means to read aloud? That is a perfect way…

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Roadblocks to Successful Growth Mindset in Bilingual Classrooms

A growth mindset is quite common in education. Learning about the growth mindset, especially for ELL students or second language learners, may not come easy. The idea of making mistakes and trying again is not a popular one. In a bilingual classroom where students come from different backgrounds, a growth mindset is not an approach seen as part of learning. Besides, students regard language learning…

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Wild Animal Names in Spanish

Wild animal names in Spanish is a terrific way to increase Spanish vocabulary. Many children associate seeing wild animals in zoos or conservation centers. So, why not spend time to teach children the Spanish terms? With a few dual language lessons, you’ll be able to incorporate Spanish names in themes and curriculum. 

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