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What are some ideas for balancing direct instruction with my "neediest" English Language Learners and instructional coaching with content area teachers in a large high school?

Nov 10, 2014 11:25am

Over 20% of our school's student population has a first language other than English, so the need for instructional support is everywhere. Also, it is my first year in my high school, so I'm trying to prioritize.

  • 9-12
  • Coaching / English Language Learners


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    • Nov 20, 2014 8:40am

      Thank you for your thoughtful response Jasmine. Right now I'm assigned to 3 inclusion classes in addition to my 3 ESOL Enrichment classes. As I'm getting to know my inclusion teachers, I am working to co-teach as they will allow (at least in 1 of the classes). If the teacher is not open to co-teaching, I'm giving them ideas for incorporating strategies that are good for everyone. I'm hoping that next year I can start coaching more outside my inclusion classes. I can use your suggestion as I'm collecting ideas to prepare for future opportunities. It's definitely a process.