"I really appreciate your attention to students with low literacy and little English. Beginning with an oral language lesson and moving into writing is perfect!"
" Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! Your thoughts, "As teachers, it is our job to give them safe haven in their academic travels, to help them progress along their life’s path with dignity and hope for a better future," completely aligns with my philosophy. ALL children should be given this experience. It will make our world a better place."
"...Whole to Part instruction builds literacy skills faster than using isolated language pieces found in de-contextualized drills because the context is relevant, significant, and engaging. My students have bloomed using this approach..."
"Need even more social/emotional trainings geared toward students' mental health needs. It would benefit so many of our students for more teachers to be informed about this."
"This platform was so user friendly and I learned so much! I will definitely be taking more classes in the future!"
"The webinar, although short, is very enlightening for me. The shared ideas are very valuable as I seek to improve my TESOL pedagogy. We need more of these "short but meaty" webinars."
"I like the Artful Thinking strategies (I See, I Think, I Wonder) using art to introduce new topics and get them thinking."
"I plan to propose that your online course on immigrant family engagement in schools be included as a PD for all staff at my school. It's really an excellent course with a lot of concise information that most teachers have never been provided. Thanks again!"
"This course was a very valuable resource when creating lessons for my students. As an ESOL teacher, I am already planning language supports for the various proficiency levels of my students, but this course helped me be more intentional in my planning."
"The tools provided throughout this course are great resources to use when determining the language that students are expected to be able to process or produce at various proficiency levels and are useful when differentiating instruction."
"Thank you so much to you and your team for a wonderful day!"
"Thank you! I am happy you offered a free portion of the online training as I was interested in the platform used to deliver the content. It was easy to navigate and follow along and the deeper dive materials are resourceful and beneficial! Again, thank you. I am glad I stumbled upon English Learner Portal and hope to participate in more that you have to offer."