MUSTANG MOMENTS

Dean Middle School

ESL INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

English-Language Learners are one of the fastest growing student populations in the United States. 18.8% of Dean's student population is ESL. Many teachers worry about effectively teaching English learners while still meeting the needs of their other students. Here are some classroom strategies that are actually good for both types of students.

TEACHER REFLECTION

As educators, we are so often consumed by the busyness of delivering first time quality instruction. We are also aware that all good teaching takes serious thought and consideration. These are some of the reasons we use the RTC as a campus wide instructional alignment tool. While it's main use is for instructional adjustments and notes, many teachers often use it for documenting behaviors, SPED modifications and much more. Here are just a few examples of some of our teachers taking the time to check and reflect using the RTC!