Every Teacher is a Language Teacher
In this podcast, I speak with leaders of the Colorado Conference of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) about actionable steps teachers can take to create effective literacy and language instruction. Learn practical strategies for developing vocabulary and how to purposefully plan to support students in reading, writing, and speaking. Listen in to find out how to leverage student assets and elevate student language success.LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
Every Teacher in Every Content Area Needs THIS! With Special Guest Beth Skelton
In this podcast interview I speak with Monica Genta, a consultant, speaker, and middle school science teacher, about two quick tips for planning lessons for language development. The tips apply to all content areas and all grade levels.LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
Teaching Compelling Cultural and Historical Content
In this interview on the Motivated Classroom Podcast, I speak with Liam Printer about strategies for teaching even beginning level language learners compelling cultural and historical contentLISTEN TO THE PODCAST
Planning like a Language Specialist
In this interview on the Empowering LLs podcast, I speak with Tan Huynh about a basic 4-step process that all content teachers can use to plan their lessons with a focus on language development. You can read Tan's summary of our interview in Middle Web in the article "How to Teach Content and Language Skills."
The ABCs of Working with Long Term English Learners
Question Formulation Technique for Language Learners
In this 30-minute webinar for the 2020 VirtuEL Conference, I demonstrate the Question Formulation Technique, an innovative strategy that re-ignites students’ natural curiosity and imagination online or face to face.WATCH THE WEBINAR
The 6 C’s of Offline Learning
In this podcast, Mia Ariela Allen and I talk with Tan Huynh about supporting language learners with limited access to online learning. We also discuss how to implement what has worked well with distance learning into face to face classes in the future.
In this podcast for MyEdExpert, Suzy Pepper Rollins interviews Beth about some basic ELL issues including questions about the stages of language acquisition, the difference between social and academic language, and ways that teachers can support ELLs at different stages in their classrooms.
In this interview with Monica Genta, another educational consultant. I provide two tips on making content lessons more accessible to English Language Learners. 1) Teach the Text Backwards, a strategy for making content comprehensible from the Center for Applied Linguistics 2) Plan a lesson with a focus on language development.