Mrs. Marin’s Learning To Teach Resource Blog

Becoming an ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural teacher one day at a time. This site is for future teachers and teachers of English Language Learners/ CLD. You will find resources in English and in Spanish that can serve as a guide in your journey.

Notes that touch your heart.

In many of our TESL courses, teachers have emphasized that students come from many different backgrounds. Also they have told us that as a teachers we have to make our … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tips on Taking the PRAXIS if you are a Spanish native speaker.

If you are an Elementary Major you will need to take this test. In order to register for it you need to go to this website Praxis website and create an account with … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video-The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli

If you ever wondered how a bilingual brain works,  you need to watch this video:  Benefits of the Bilingual Brain Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by TED-Ed.

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

EdWeek article: What English-Language Learners Wish Teachers Knew By Wendi Pillars

I just found this article through EdWeek’s Facebook page. I think it is a great article, with real ideas of how teachers can help ELL’s to succeed in the classroom. … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Questions to ask your self when you are feeling low.

As non-traditional college student, you often have to balance work, school and family. You can easy feel stress and low self-esteem because you have classes wth a younger generation who are … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Community Service Ideas in Greeley

If you are part of  CUMBRES at UNC you will be required to do Community Service. There are many events that you can choose and learn from. I would suggest … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

CART (Child Abuse Reporting Training)

This is a training you will take at the beginning of TESL 401-ESL Literacy Practicum. These are my take-aways of this training: SCHOOL’S MAIN GOAL: KEEP STUDENTS SAFE SUMMIT Summer … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

TESL 401- ESL Literacy Practicum

I was going through some pictures on my phone and found this picture (below) from last Summer. This picture brings up so many good memories. In June 2015 I took … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lesson plan templates

  Some courses will requirer you to make lesson plans. Here are some of the templates I used, but I am sure you can find more on the internet. Both … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

School field trips

Many of your course will require you to volunteer or observe at a school for an amount of hours during a semester. I would suggest to get those hours out … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment




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