"Providing professional development, coaching, workshops and materials for English language acquisition and TPRS in US and international schools."

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About Beth

Beth is passionate about language learning and especially about enhancing the achievement of English Language Learners.


Beth has created various materials including books and DVDs for teachers and learners.


Beth will dialog with you to create a workshop, coaching or consulting program that best meets the needs of your teachers.

Recent Blog Posts

Close Reading with ELLs

When I returned to the U.S. in 2013 after teaching ESL for three years at the Bavarian...

Webinar on Building Academic Language

Beth organizes this webinar around WIDA’s features of academic language: word/phrase level, sentence level, and discourse level. Watch the webinar to find out what academic language is and how to teach it.

Vocabulary Teaching Demonstration

Learning vocabulary is critical for ELLs. In this brief clip, Beth demonstrates at least 15 different strategies with 3 different words.

WIDA Model Performance Indicators

In this short workshop clip, Beth explains how thinking is linked to the language function of WIDA’s Model Performance Indicators.

Critical Thinking for English Language Learners

In this clip from a critical thinking workshop with English Language Development teachers, Beth facilitates the Visible Thinking Routine “Silent Conversations” from Harvard Project Zero.

The Grading Game

“Mom, I got a 96 on the math test. What does that mean?” I had to laugh at my daughter’s...

Cooking up a tasty lesson

Following recipes is like following lesson plans: it works best if you know what the end product should be, but are prepared to modify and adjust along the way.

My first foray into gaming

I’m not a gamer. I’ve seen kids and peers play Nintendo, X-box, and Candy Crush, but...

Coach guides the teacher to next steps in teaching reading

In this edited coaching session, the coach guides the teacher to next steps in teaching...

A Coaching Lab

In this edited pre-conference session of a coaching lab, the coach and teacher determine...