Every Teacher is a Language Teacher

Not only is every teacher a language teacher, but every student is also a language student. Yes, English Language Learners do need more language support than native English speakers, but the reality is that all students need support to develop academic language skills across content areas. Each subject in school has different ways of observing the Read More …

10 Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids

From my experiences I’ve learned that there are so many benefits to being a bilingual, bicultural family. Not only does bilingualism have great benefits for the brain, but raising kids biculturally can help them better understand their identify. In our particular case, our kids are Mexican-American, learning English and Spanish (English is our current home Read More …

6 Key Questions to Ask Students

Today I’m going to share with you six open-ended questions that I like to use on a daily basis. I specifically like these questions because they help me get my students engage in higher-order-thinking. These particular questions guide students to activate prior knowledge, make connections, demonstrate thinking, explain reasoning, expand ideas and reflect on their learning. Read More …