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Posted on February 26, 2018 3:24 am
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TaTaBy
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CT not accommodating for ESOL
I have a CT that is certified in teaching ESOL students, but I have never seen her accommodate anything for them. Most of the time I see her giving long complicated directions out the class, or giving them a laptop and letting them figure out what to do by themselves. I work with the ESOL students when I am there, but I am only there one day a week for half of the semester. How can I make sure these students are getting the support they need?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 3, 2018 3:12 pm

Chelsea Navarro
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I definitely would work one on one with the ESOL students. If the ESOL students are seeking outside support (pull-out services), I would maybe talk to the pull-out teacher and ask her if there is anything you could do within the classroom to further reach these students. Then, I would proceed to relay the information obtained from that conversation to your CT. I would be very respectful as this is her classroom, and not yours. I think ESOL students can be frustrating for teachers and sometimes they may feel overwhelmed. Maybe you could even have a conversation with your CT about how you have noticed the ESOL students not making strides and you want to know what she suggests you work on with them.
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WeDyje
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i like this solution with the one on one. i feel students focus more and have a greater chance of retaining the information when one on one occurs
  Posted on: July 7, 2018 2:22 pm

ePuzej
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I agree with this solution. One on ones are a great way to aid the student.
  Posted on: February 19, 2019 3:17 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 6, 2018 4:25 pm

Elizabeth Allen
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I would talk to your CT and share your concerns and contiue to work those students while you are their, and make sure during independent work they are able to coplete the tasks given.
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Solution 3
Posted October 7, 2018 7:33 pm

eqeLeQ
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Stay working one on one with the students because that extra help one day a week they appreciate immensely. If the students have other support services talk with that teacher and see what the accommodations are. I would try discussing with your CT about the ESOL accommodations. You can tell your CT what works when you work one on one with the student. For example giving directions slower and repeated will not only benefit the ESOL student but the other students as well.
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Solution 4
Posted February 26, 2018 4:43 am

veXyge
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During independent work always monitor that student and assist them one on one whenever you can!
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Solution 5
Posted July 8, 2018 6:10 pm

Jean J
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I would have a conversation with the CT and let her know that it is truly important and the law, that the ESOL students have their accommodations.
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Solution 6
Posted October 5, 2018 3:13 pm

ZuLeVe
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A teacher I am with right now is doing the same thing. I work one on one with the student whenever possible, and I have tried talking to the teacher to make her aware of what he needs. She has seen the way I communicate with the student, and she has adapted some of her teaching strategies.
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Solution 7
Posted October 7, 2018 5:13 pm

yGudaj
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Since its her class, its hard to really have input on a situation like this. I would continue to make individual accommodations with these students when you're there, and show the teacher. If these students are showing constant struggle with their assignments, I would talk with the CT about meeting with these students to figure out what they need to succeed.
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Solution 8
Posted October 7, 2018 10:13 pm

eVeQat
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I would give your CT hints like " I wish their was something more that we can do for the E.S.O.L students. If teacher ignores you or doesn't really engage, ask her what are some of the accommodations you can do for student X or Y. You got to keep trying 9 out 10 times teachers will be willing to help, I mean after all she is a teacher.
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Solution 9
Posted November 27, 2018 12:57 am

ybabaJ
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I would communicate with the CT the importance of accommodating the ESOL students so they can be a part of the lessons. Reach out to the principal and see if there are classrooms that these students should be reporting to or if they have IEPs that the teacher should be following.
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Solution 10
Posted February 20, 2019 12:29 am

Simone Haddad
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Continue doing the things that you know you should do when working with the students, and maybe if possible leave some of these resources for the CT to use, when you are not there. Also, if you are able to talk to the teacher during planning, you can casually mention things that you are doing with the students, that has really led to some success in them comprehending the content, as a bit of a "hint, hint" you should be doing this too. Recognize though, that there is a lot on a teacher's plate each and every lesson, and while they are not doing things that they should, it is probably because they are trying to accomplish many other things at the same time, and just trying to reach as many students as they possibly can in the short amount of instruction time they have.
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Solution 11
Posted February 20, 2019 6:00 pm

pyMuba
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I would try to suggest ways (in an appropriate manner) by emailing her ideas or bringing up scenarios in which you feel the ESOL kids would benefit more. If she still is not accommodating or making improvements toward it, I would bring it to your University supervisor. I do not think you should "tattle" on her to the principal at the school, rather bring your concerns to the person in charge of you at your college. They can handle it from there.
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Solution 12
Posted February 25, 2019 6:53 pm

ehyTet
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I would talk to the students and see what they need to be successful and maybe tell your CT what they said or just ask your CT what things she does for ESOL students so you can practice these strategies
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Solution 13
Posted October 1, 2018 10:44 pm

yGapeW
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The best thing you can do is provide the accommodations for them. You can't control what she does, and you're only there one day a week. There could be plenty that she does to accommodate for them on the days you are not there. If you have a friend in a class in the same school i would ask them what their teachers do for ESOL students.
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