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PBL for ELL | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> A high school teacher uses strategies such as collaborative grouping, service learning, and interdisciplinary curriculum with her class …

High School

Project Based Learning for English Language Learners (PBL for ELLs)

Project Based Learning for English Language Learners<br>(PBL for ELLs)<p>Project-based learning (PBL) and similar methods such as problem-based learning and …

Language Learning

Supporting ELLs in PBL Projects

Analyze the Project<p>We know the PBL project design process is quite lengthy, and we get better at it the more we do it. Even veteran PBL project …

Differentiating Instruction for ELLs

His first name was Mauricio, and he was from Uruguay. As a class assignment, one of his teachers in his new school in the United States asked …

DelliCarpini - Scaffolding and Differentiating Instruction in Mixed Ability ESL Classes Using a Round Robin Activity (TESL/TEFL)

Scaffolding and Differentiating Instruction in Mixed Ability ESL Classes Using a Round Robin Activity<p>Margo DelliCarpini<br>Lehman College, The City …

Pedagogy

The advantages and disadvantages of homework

There’s a long-running debate on the benefits of homework. The purpose of homework is to bridge the gap between children’s learning at school and at …

Teaching

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn’t it? Not necessarily. I have often found …

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students - Minds in Bloom

Reading skills are essential at any stage, but for ESL students this skill can be quite challenging, especially when teachers have a mixture of …

Teaching

Ideas for using mobile video in the ESL classroom

<b>Ideas for using mobile video in the ESL classroom</b><p>Most mobile phones come with video recording capabilities and this can be used to good effect in the ESL classroom. Here are a few ideas of ways that you and your students can use video both inside and outside the classroom:<p><i>1) Get students to create their own talking heads by video recording themselves giving their opinion on a subject. This can be done at home and it might be on a topic you're discussing in class. They can upload it to a class</i> …

QR Code Scavenger Hunt with ESL students | Kimberly D. Hogg

<b>Familiarize your students with QR codes, and how to read them</b>. Do this a week or so before you send them out. Have them download free apps to their …

Education Technology

Why Good Teachers — Not Good Videos — Are Key To The 'Flipped' Classroom

Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana<p>Evansville science teacher Brian Bennett speaks with students in his chemistry class. Outside of class, students …

Designing Effective Problems and Projects for K12: Yes you can do PBL in a standards based world

a three-year 1997 study of two British secondary schools (Boaler, 2002) ... Rubrics were established for the brochure, video, and booth design …

Education Technology

Five Tips for Getting the ESL Student Talking

1. Build Fluency<p>The most important thing to remember is that your students need to be speaking English as much as possible. The more they practice, …

Teaching

LITE (Malaysia)

First Class Ice Breaker

<b>Level:</b> A2 + Young teens up<p><b>Method</b><p><b>1.</b> Review question formation with students. On the board give them basic prompts e.g<p><b>Name/What – encourage students to</b> …

Fast Finishers Printables

Fast Finishers Printables are always good to have in mixed ability classes. This post looks at some ways to occupy early finishers, while at the same …

Creative Writing Activities for Young Learners

This post looks at creative writing activities for young learners.<p>Story Building<p><b>Method</b><p><b>1.</b> Write the following on the board.<p><i>1 country</i><p><i>2 famous people</i><p><i>3</i> …