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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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How Does Bilingualism Affect Language Development in Children?

Language development in children conveys many benefits as much as various misconceptions. While there are ways to introduce another language at home to children, other family members might speak differently. Perhaps, family members with expertise in the native language switch back and forth. As a result, young children begin to assimilate the language spoken at home and outside the home. However, for young children, there…

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How to use preschool technology in Spanish class

Preschool technology abundantly fills more classrooms ever since a desktop became a favorite household item. Preschoolers interact with technology from home to school more than parents. Anywhere from digital devices to help them start the day to parents using tools to get to school on time, preschoolers experience plenty of technology. By the time preschoolers enter school, technology is part of everyday life for young…

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Preschool teaching strategies for bilingual classrooms

Preschool teaching strategies emerge from designing lessons and curriculum. More importantly, these techniques developed by what you want to teach in the preschool classroom. Imagine a preschool classroom utterly blank with only the bare walls and a floor. How would you fill up the room? Perhaps, you might think you need chairs, tables, rugs, desks, and books. However, you might be surprised that one of…

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Anchor charts to supercharge your bilingual literacy centers

Using anchor charts in bilingual literacy centers supports reading, classroom procedures, and act as visual reminders.

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Unexpected effective uses for bilingual literacy centers

Efficient ways to use bilingual literacy centers for motivation, learning, and engagement.

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