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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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Preschool Classroom Routines Ideas to Spark Bilingual Learning

How do preschool classroom routines run in the mornings for you? For the most part, classroom morning routines are prone to disorganization and lack of structure. Especially when children arrive in the classroom at different times in the morning, most kids tend to put away their backpacks, lunches, and settle down. Of course, you have to wait until the bell rings and start the day.…

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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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Teaching Spanish Sight Words in Context Generates Reading Success

Teaching Spanish sight words in context is as challenging as designing lesson plans to deliver that message. A bilingual classroom is a room more than individuals with distinct backgrounds and cultures. As teachers, you know the importance to assimilate, instruct, and plan those lessons to meet learning goals. Teaching ELL students, aside from their backgrounds, brings a whole new perspective to differentiating instruction. Expecting to…

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Spanish sight words lists for reading support

Learning Spanish sight words lists is not an easy task. Asking beginning readers to memorize up to one-hundred words or more is challenging. Imagine the responsibility for an ELL student or a young learner in Spanish? While feeling overwhelmed is probably the way most bilingual students encounter when learning a new language. Children have to understand the letter identification portion before trying to memorize the…

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letter recognition

Letter recognition tools as actionable ways to motivate reading

Letter recognition impacts the learning of many children in the classroom. Recognizing letters influences the young readers to evaluate and correlate sounds with letters meanwhile affecting reading skills. Teachers know students need a solid foundation of letters and phonics. As much as reading is necessary for life, students need a basis to learn the different mechanics of letter identification. Teaching the alphabet before interpretation is…

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Bilingual literacy development to rock your bilingual classroom

Narrative stories are ideal reading tools to boost your bilingual literacy development.

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sensory bins

Sensory bins as building blocks for bilingual learning

Sensory bins contain the building blocks for bilingual learning.

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