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.

Helping ELL’s succeed in Math

In EDEL 450 ( Math Methods) one of my courses this Fall semester, we had to make a lesson plan as a group based on a book. As we divided the … Continue reading

September 18, 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

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

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

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

Teaching Language Learners -Coloring Colorado Webcast

I came across this site early on before I decided to become a teacher. I was looking for ideas to help my son at home with his English acquisition. I … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

8 Components of a SIOP Lesson

You will need this when developing your SIOP lesson for TESL 400: SIOP Strategies-Eight Components of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). Preparation Building Background Comprehensible Student Strategies for Success Interactions Practice … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

TESL 400-Goals of Second language and multicultural education to include in a SIOP LESSON

In TESL 400 we discussed the SIOP (The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) method almost in every class. Our instructor made an emphasis on SIOP because it has been proved that … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

“A career of teaching kids is most meaningful” by Bart Smith

My friend just retired from her teaching career after many years. I was very blessed to have served as a volunteer in her Kindergarten classroom at Monfort Elementary School in … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

We are Teachers website

One day I was looking for lesson plan ideas and came across this website” We are Teachers”. There are free printables, lesson ideas and resources, resume tips, and mostly what … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment




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