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Posted on February 25, 2018 11:13 pm
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Teacher not using proper ESOL accommodations
I am observing in a first grade classroom for an ESOL practicum and noticed that the teacher does not use appropriate ESOL strategies to help the ELL students in her classroom. This school is a high minority area, mostly Spanish and many of the families are low education level migrant worker families, so home support is very low. When I ask the teacher about her ESOL accommodations she explains that many of the teachers do not know how to work with ELL students and that most of them do not have any ESOL training but the school is working on changing that but for the moment they are not equipped to handle the amount of ESOL students and the various levels of English proficiency. As an observer I can see how much these students are missing out on academically and nothing is being done to help them. What can I do to help them?
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Posted February 26, 2018 3:42 am

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Your CT seems very helpless in this situation. Have you tried to offer her ways to help her ESOL students? She knows that you are being trained in this field of education, so she might be receptive to hearing some of your ideas. Also, you could explain to her the different levels of ESOL and this might be able to help her understand each students level and help her be able to look up accommodations for those levels of students. Lastly, I would ask if she wanted help writing a lesson plan so you could show her where accommodations could happen for these students.
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Maybe you could try brainstorming with you and your CTs knowledge in teaching and try to find a way to the students. Collaboration can help?
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 4:24 am

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