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  • How to Create a Culturally and Lingustically inclusive English Classroom

    I completely agree that the best way to set up a good classroom environment is to allow students to have the chance to introduce themselves. Also, I loved how many examples of creative projects that showed. This intractable helped me see how students can bring their own culture into the classroom and feel included without a teacher singling them out and perhaps make them feel uncomfortable. I could definitely see myself asking my students to create collages early on in the first semester!

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  • English Language for Teachers: Conversational and Academic Language, and Code Switching

    When I was a student in high school, our science department was based entirely off the flipped classroom model and I enjoyed it. I feel that the idea of having students review lessons independently is a great idea because they aren’t tempted to loose focus and start side conversations with their friends because they most likely aren't there when the student is watching the lecture. Plus if a student doesn't understand the point the first time they watch the video they have the ability to go back and rewatch the parts that they didn't understand. Then they’re able to come to class and ask questions about the work while they’re doing it so it makes learning a lot easier and takes a lot of the guess work out of assignments, making it easier for students to comprehend the ...see more »When I was a student in high school, our science department was based entirely off the flipped classroom model and I enjoyed it. I feel that the idea of having students review lessons independently is a great idea because they aren’t tempted to loose focus and start side conversations with their friends because they most likely aren't there when the student is watching the lecture. Plus if a student doesn't understand the point the first time they watch the video they have the ability to go back and rewatch the parts that they didn't understand. Then they’re able to come to class and ask questions about the work while they’re doing it so it makes learning a lot easier and takes a lot of the guess work out of assignments, making it easier for students to comprehend the material.

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  • RonnieS29 commented on kccunn's instructable Supporting ELL Students 1 month ago
    Supporting ELL Students

    Your intractable question is one that I also wonder about, I feel that making sure that ELL students don’t feel isolated from their peers and are included in the classroom community is one of the most important elements that could either make or break their interest in school. I felt that your assignments were practical and easy to give to ELLs without disrupting the native English student’s learning or making ELLs feel like they are less than their peers. Your suggestions on grading are also great because they not only apply to ELL students but would also benefit native English speakers as well.

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  • Language, Grammar, and Power: A Crossroads

    I really liked how you designed your instructable to be applicable to multiple genres of text, branching outside of units strictly about poetry, argumentative essays, or novels helps me see how easy these concepts are to apply in a real class setting. I can see using the rules of three in my classroom to avoid teaching grammar in isolation and learning more about the Discourses that students bring into the classroom. I feel that if we allow our students to be "linguist with us” we help create a better learning environment that the students feel comfortable engaging in.

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