An action I will take to address a social issue that high school English learner face is the lack of communication with parents who have little to no English. I could offer to help other teachers who don’t speak Spanish to call the parents of their students. I could help to call the parents to communicate something or to ask for information. As for my own students, I would try to maintain communication with their parents. For parents that don’t speak Spanish, I would do my best to send them reminders or information that is to the point and as easy to read as possible. For example, many parents don’t know about events at school like back-to-school night. I would reach out to mu student’s parents to invite them to come and make extra time for them to talk to me individually to help explain if there is something they couldn’t understand.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
The teenage brain needs a lot of activity. The adolescent brain is yearning for risk. For my lesson designing I can use Emotional Memory to help students retain the new information. Students need to work on their long term memory. Semantic memory is a great way to help visual learners to understand and make connections. Students will be engaged in the learning because there will be activities that will trigger natural hormones, like dopamine and endorphins. One activity might be of doing writings that involve personal connections. In Spanish, students can write about themselves or people that are part of their lives.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Formative- Progress Monitoring
Students will restate oral or written directions for activities and homework. Students will be assessed on their speaking and ability to clearly restate the directions. Student will respond individually to teacher’s questions. Teacher will also evaluate student’s ability to complete the task properly based on those restated directions.
EL (i+1) for Beginners will be assessed at the Early Intermediate level
Listen with understanding -Restate and execute multiple-step oral directions