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.

Manejo de la clase

Esta semana se me pidió que asistiera por unas hora el aula de kinder mientras encontraban una sustituta para el día. Mi experiencia en esta aula fue muy diferente a … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Literacy Conference “Writers and Writings” Fall 2016

I was very fortunate to go to the 2016 Literacy Conference, Writers and Writings, on September 23-24 at the University of Wyoming. This is a free conference offered every  Fall, through … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction 3rd grade lesson.

I did my first Practicum teaching lesson last week and I think it went very well. My UNC advisor was there to observe and give me feedback. I was pretty … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

DYI Bookmarks on the works for 3rd graders

I wanted to share a DIY project I am working on for 3rd graders at Salida Del Sol Academy. It all started when they were ready their whole class book … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Literacy Practicum forms

My advisor was very kind and sent me these forms at the beginning of the semester. I am sharing them because I thought they might come in handy to you … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment


This picture is none of my proudest moments in my life. I started in the CUMBRES program Fall of 2014. At my first annual meeting as the new cohort, I … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Literacy Practicum

This Fall 2016 I am doing my Literacy Practicum at Salida Del Sol Academy. Before you take this class you have to turn in all the paperwork for the the … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Education Blogs to follow has compiled a list of best Education Blogs called Teach100. So far I’ve used Edutopia, NEA Today, Edudemic, Khan Academy, Education ReThink and Teacher Tube. From this list at , … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Story time with Miss Yumi

I just learned about this Youtube Channel in EDEL 445- Intermediate Literary with Prof. Brian Rose ( BTW he is one of my favorite teachers at UNC)  and loved it. … Continue reading

September 13, 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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