by Maggie Essig This blog entry was originally published by Maggie Essig on her blog, maggieessig.com/blog. Lately I've been seeing posts on social media from teachers looking for resources for teaching English learners. Some are new teachers, who've just been hired as an EL teacher (I've been there...it's overwhelming but you'll figure it out). Some are veteran teachers who will be teaching ELs for the first time. No matter the situation, seeing this question prompted me to start collecting the resources I would have wanted when I started teaching ELs. I have a longer post in the works for the new EL [...]
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by Maggie Essig This blog entry was originally published by Maggie Essig on her blog, maggieessig.com/blog. When I was in the classroom, my district went on strike. I didn’t see my students for ten days, and I worried about them every day. I missed their smiling faces and their silly jokes. I missed teaching them so much it made me cry. I don’t want to imagine what it would be like if I were in the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am in awe of teachers who quickly adjusted to remote crisis teaching while having to wonder if their students [...]
by Olivia Mulcahy This blog entry was originally published by Olivia Mulcahy on her blog, claimed.blog. A while ago I wrote about how we might reimagine homework as the task of taking care. Now, as so many people are hunkering down to do all their living and schooling and working at home, I’m thinking we need to take this idea to another level entirely. It’s an idea I think might help any of us get through the crises catalyzed and exacerbated by the Coronavirus, but right now I’m specifically thinking about how it might help guide schools as they manage an enormous and [...]