Canadian Metis Author Writes Children’s Book About a Modern- Day Girl Power Hero

Children Learn About Setting Healthy Boundaries ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’ (2022) by Suzanne Marie, MA., MEd. is now available. National Indigenous People’s Day is the perfect day to launch a book that bridges the past with the future for Canadian Indigenous children.  Many of today’s Indigenous youth feel disconnected from their past. This bookContinue reading “Canadian Metis Author Writes Children’s Book About a Modern- Day Girl Power Hero”

My First Children’s Book is Complete: Ada and Her Magic Feather

‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’ (2022) is complete. Raising Resiliency I am overjoyed with the outcome of this love project! My soul tribe has worked tirelessly to ensure Ada, Kokum, and Magic Feather come to life in a way that is meaningful for girls and women. This book series begins with this first book aboutContinue reading “My First Children’s Book is Complete: Ada and Her Magic Feather”

3 Strategies for Formative Assessment and Feedback

Read Here: 3 Strategies for Formative Assessment and Feedback Formative assessment refers to assessment used to inform our instruction, and formative feedback refers to the feedback we give to students to help … 3 Strategies for Formative Assessment and Feedback

ESL Lesson: Breaking News Project

My students worked together to research current news sources in our school library. Here is a short video explaining our News Project: They worked on the following worksheet for our library visit so they could plan for their own news story: Group Names:     Title: Media 1 (2 Images):Please write down ideas about the images youContinue reading “ESL Lesson: Breaking News Project”

Literature Review: Methods for Identifying and Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Special Needs 

Introduction Schools in the United States of America (USA) face challenges with identifying English Language Learners (ELLs) with special needs. In 2018 statistics, the National Education Association declared 50.7 million students in public schools with 5.02 million students being ELLs. They further declared ‘English language learners are the fastest growing student population group in public schools’.Continue reading “Literature Review: Methods for Identifying and Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Special Needs “

Laws and Policies that Affect Teaching and Learning

This was a fun project for my studies at Moreland University. Activity Requirements Create a 5 minute video that reviews one law or policy that affects the day-to-day functioning of schools, students, and teachers in the country in which you are living or in your home country. The video presentation should: Describe accurately the selectedContinue reading “Laws and Policies that Affect Teaching and Learning”

ESLs: Speaking Assessment

Needs Assessment for Oral Skills Instruction Learner Profile Forty five Grade 10 ELL students in a Chinese high school, international department.   For this activity, I provided each student with a questionnaire to assess the four language domains: reading, writing, listening, speaking. This questionnaire was designed so I could get to know the students and also have them complete aContinue reading “ESLs: Speaking Assessment”

Teaching ESLs: Listening Guides Lesson Plan

Listening guides are a great way to create engaging and interesting lessons for English Language Learners (ELLs). You can use video or audio for your lessons. My preference is videos and I like the short tutorials found at TEDEd. This post will share ideas and a sample lesson plan my group at Moreland University createdContinue reading “Teaching ESLs: Listening Guides Lesson Plan”

Translanguaging: Teaching English as a Second Language

Translanguaging is used to bridge knowledge from the student’s first language to English. Translanguaging is the act performed by bilinguals of accessing different linguistic features or various modes of what are described as autonomous languages, in order to maximize communicative potential. Translanguaging is about communication, not about language itself. Langauge learners can move between theirContinue reading “Translanguaging: Teaching English as a Second Language”

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