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Innovative Flipped Classroom Teaching Tips

How would you envision a flipped classroom for bilingual students? A flipped classroom is just what it means – an inverted class where students take the direction of the learning experience. For bilingual students, that learning generates a powerful way to acquire more than language skills. Students receive what they are learning and use it positively.  How to Start a Flipped Classroom  A flipped classroom…

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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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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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Classroom Morning Activities for Bilingual Learners

Classroom morning activities are essential parts of any bilingual learner. Even during the first weeks of back to school, these activities help bilingual students resonate with the class environment. From the moment you meet your students at the door, you set those expectations of a positive learning setting. So, as part of your back to school lesson planning, take the time to create ways to…

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Ocean Animal Names in Spanish

Ocean animal names in Spanish is the ideal way to introduce more than habitats of the ocean. Imagine a world that lives beyond the surface of Earth. That is, the sea is the wondrous place where children can learn about sea creatures, ocean zones, and keeping the waters clean. While your lessons contribute to the learning of vocabulary or writing practice, include themes to help…

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End of the School Year Activities

Are students counting the days until school is out for the year? Distractions like these certainly do not motivate students to learn. So, what can you do to make sure your classroom keeps running until the last day? Your students are marking those days until there is no more reading or assignments. Developing learning activities to motivate students to continue learning is not an easy…

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A Beginner’s Guide: Preschool Curriculum Themes for Your Spanish Classroom

Preschool curriculum themes promote learning to engage young learners. Aside from learning, preschool curriculum themes help you plan and organize lessons quickly and effectively. As you teach preschoolers, you know the profession requires dedication and motivation. Seeking the right tools to teach preschoolers, especially English learners or bilingual learners requires focusing on teaching. Therefore, you don’t want to wonder what to prepare next and what…

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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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