Who is your ELL student?


English Language Learners are just that: learners. They will get there with the right input.  What makes them different is that they will enjoy the added benefit of speaking in two systems of codes, which will enhance the rest of their cognitive and academic performance, unless there are any hindering pre-existing factors that may prevent... Continue Reading →

Magnificent Multicultural Night


This multicultural event was a success because I researched every single family's background in the school and invited them to celebrate them and give it 100%.  I thought they wouldn't, but they all gave 500%!  Each country wanted to out perform the other, and it was amazing what came out. I will never forget this... Continue Reading →

Using the Burger Diagram for Spanish projects


To teach a whole "about me" monologue in L2, I decided to use my Classtools.net subscription and try out the Burger Diagram. Get yours at http://www.classtools.net/widgets/burger_3/JKcNT.htm. Do not mind the lack of tildes. This is my brainstorm final product, so have some mercy 🙂 Now, bear with me. I have already posted several mini lessons using... Continue Reading →

A Rose for Emily: Homework Help via Enotes.com


M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus There are several interesting incidents that shine a light into the otherwise obscure world of Emily Grierson in the story "A Rose for Emily".  It is best to focus on those events that directly contribute to moving the plot forward, culminating in the highly climactic... Continue Reading →

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