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.

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Yesterday I did my first lesson at Salida del Sol, where my CT (Cooperating Teacher) observed me. For your Literacy Practicum you have to do 5 lessons, 3 observed by … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

List of helpful apps that you need ASAP

Here is a list of apps that I have used and have become part of my daily student life. They will save you time, help you study, organize notes and … Continue reading

July 8, 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

Education Glossary

On my first semester at UNC, I got overwhelmed with so many education/teaching acronyms, concepts and terms. I felt so left out on conversations. One teacher told me “the more … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Words you take with you.

In my Teaching With Writing course, we had a journal. Our teacher Mrs. Creasy made it very clear on the first class that in order to teach writing we had … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Common Sense Media Website

As a mom, this was one of my favorite go to websites when raising my son. I looked for parent reviews on movies and video games, and it always eased … Continue reading

June 16, 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

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




Latina mom, non-traditional student at the University of Northern Colorado. I am working on my degree in Elementary Education with English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement and Bilingual Bicultural (CDL) endorsements. I am Bilingual in English and Spanish. Passionate about Bilingual, Elementary Education, ESL, ELL, Multiculturalism, Biculturalism #education #bilingualkids

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