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.
These are some pictures of some classroom activities I’ve participated in over the years. They are all special because I’ve learned, laughed, almost cried, have impacted me and are close to my heart.
5th grade students made a “Good deed chain” by adding a ring for every good deed they did in school. I was able to read some of them and they were so inspiring. I felt that this activity brought students together and motivated them to make good things for others.
Nunca olvidaré esta experiencia. Leer libros de el Dr. Seuss en español fue un reto para mi, pues yo los había leído en Ingles. Tomar nuevos retos siempre es bueno no? Esta era la primera vez que visitaba esta escuela y me encantó.
Let me just say Wow! These kiddos stole my heart in 4 weeks! These were my students last Summer for the ESL-Literacy Practicum. I felt so challenged because these students pushed me to step up my game. I had to teach some lessons, experience classroom management at it’s best, learned some new teacher strategies and a little bit of background of some students. I was very fortunate to have a mentor who was very supportive and easy going.
This was little present of a boy named Emiliano gave me on my first day observing his classroom. He just came to me and said “This is for you”. By the end of the semester I had learned something new, thanks to him.
I will never forget Kindergarten students faces watching their little seeds grow. I was there when they planted them and they were so excited.
When I was in the classroom they were so eager to explain how the sun and water had helped their little plants grow.
I hope that experiences in your classroom projects or observations will make you realize how important teachers are, and events similar to these fill your heart with joy. Even from bad experiences we still learn, because there is always a lesson.
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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - As W. B. Yeats never said
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