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Last week, I interviewed for and accepted an ELL position for next year!
I've taught ELL summer school (elementary and middle school) for the past several summers, and I've loved every minute of it. While teaching Spanish has been fun, I believe this is where my calling really lies.
Right now, as I'm finishing up the year (2 more days!) with my 6th and 7th Spanish students and starting to look forward to next year, I'm bouncing back and forth between excited and overwhelmed.
I finally get to teach ESL!
I still have so much to learn!
I can't wait to use my Spanish to
help students in their native language!
This is going to be SO different!
I get a room all year to create a home-y,
comforting, language-rich environment...
... in English! So many supplies to get!
I get to be in one building ALL YEAR!
It's a high school. High school is going
to be different. For starters, it's HUGE!
I get to use my love of all subjects to
support students in all content areas!
Do I remember all that math, science, and
social studies? And that's SO MUCH to do!
I get to build the kinds of relationships
with students that only come through
sharing reading and writing together!
How will I help kids LOVE reading and
writing AND prepare them for testing
AND support their academic knowledge?
The curriculum is pretty flexible and
my new ideas are welcomed!
Oh my gosh, where do I start?!
I get to make a BIG difference
in the lives of kids. This MATTERS.
This is high-stakes. So much pressure!