The goal of this podcast is to add to your toolkit so that you can empower language learners just like me.
Ep 170. Cultivating Competence in ELs w/ Dr. Magarita Calderón and Lisa Tartaglia
@calderonexc and @LMTartaglia share how we can integrate SEL with language and literacy development. What a thoughtful combination. amzn.to/3lTwmjE
Ep 169. How to preserve students’ heritage languages w/ Dr. Veronica Benavides
Dr. Veronica Benavides shares how she lost her Spanish during childhood and how she reclaimed it as an adult. She’ll also talk about what schools can do to preserve students' languages.
168. The Writing Rope w/ Joan Sedita
Joan Sedita for @KeystoLiteracy shares a highly practical conversation on helping the 7 principles that develop Ss’ writing skills. Such a great conversation. amzn.to/3I40xxl
167. Antisocial language teaching w/ Dr. Justin Gerald
Dr. @JPBGerald talks about his book called Antisocial Language Teaching. It’s a thoughtful invitation to reflect on our ideologies that shape our service to MLs.
166. Behind the scenes of Colorín Colorado w/ Lydia Breiseth
Lydia Breiseth is Director of Colorín Colorado, the nation’s leading website for educators and families of English language learners, which is based at PBS station in Washington, DC and reaches more than 3 million unique visitors a year. In this role, she manages content development, multimedia production, and outreach. She also manages collaboration with Colorín Colorado’s founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers, as well as with the National Education Association. Ms. Breiseth has presented at numerous national conferences and published articles and blog posts on a variety of topics on behalf of Colorín Colorado, and she wrote the foreword to Corwin’s bestselling publication, Unlocking English Learners’ Potential: Making Content Accessible. She also won a Michigan Emmy Award for Colorín Colorado’s documentary about two sister schools in Dearborn, Michigan, You Are Welcome Here: Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Newcomer Immigrants. A graduate of Cornell University, Ms. Breiseth spent a year in Ecuador teaching English to graduate students with the educational exchange program WorldTeach. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and daughter.
Ep 181. Teacher leadership for School-Wide English learning w/ Dr. Michelle Benegas
Dr. Michelle Benegas shares how having a multilingual learner instructional coach is one way to a school-wide focus on supporting MLs.
Great for pre-service teachers!
Love the clear, practical focus on crafting classroom relationships and learning experiences for MLLs. Your podcast is one of the choices my students have for eLearning as future teachers of MLLs.
I purchased a book through a link provided by Tan by Shelley Fairbairn. At multiple points throughout the episode a manipulative (or older poster/chart) was referenced as being included with the purchase by both Tan and the authors of the book. I purchased the book and it did not come with either. As a new ML teacher, I was anticipating this easy reference chart/ manipulative. Tan’s email on his website is not functioning so no way to contact him to rectify this. The podcasts themselves are hit or miss as sometimes people don’t share much info in anticipation of you buying whatever it is they promote. That was not the issue with this episo(as I purchased the book) but am not happy that they misled us. In reading other reviews, this seems to be the norm and not the exception):
Love this podcast!
This is such a great podcast, and has really helped me to improve my practice!