Are you a new Dual language teacher? Welcome! I hope you'll find this tips helpful! This post may contain affiliate links. It might seem obvious, duh I'm a teacher of course I have to be patient! It is so different when you have a room full of kiddos who are learning a language. You will give directions and some students will give you a blank stare because they have no idea what just happened. Let me tell you, when teaching language learners, you will have to find the patience you didn't…
12 Morning meeting games or activities in Spanish for your Spanish immersion, dual language or bilingual class. Great ideas for Responsive Classrooms in Spanish in Kindergarten, first and second grade. Wonderful ideas to use in your classroom routines in
Motivate your students to reach for their goals and promote bilingualism with 18 powerful quotes about the benefits of being bilingual. Give them the inspiration they need to reach their fullest potential! From quotes on the power of language to the advantages of being bilingual, these quotes will make your students strive to become multilingual.
Ready to learn more about coaching bilingual classrooms? On episode 77 of The Coaching Podcast, I'm joined by Dyana Vera of Biliteracy Now. We explore the goals of bilingual education and some common misconceptions about dual-language classrooms. Join us as we discuss how instructional coaches can help dual-language teachers even if they don't speak both languages. You'll get tips and ideas for supporting bilingual teachers in the classroom.
Do you know what cognates are? Do you use them in your classroom? If you have ELLs in your classroom (even if you're not a bilingual teacher) you should be using them!! Or maybe you are a Dual Language teacher and have students learning Spanish? Use cognates!! For some strange reason my students adore that little word and we talk about it EVERY SINGLE DAY in our classroom. If you were to come into my classroom and ask one of my students what cognates are, they would simply say: words that…
Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education has been used for over a decade by dual language programs and educators across the United States as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement.
Reading comprehension is an extra challenge in the dual language classroom when you're trying to teach reading in 2 languages! Here are some easy to implement strategies that you can use to support the language learners in your bilingual classroom.