nglish Language Learners (ELLs) – Discussion #2
Consider the ELL as you read the following quotes and watch the accompanying YouTube video prior to posting a response to the discussion board.
“If we teach todays students as we taught yesterdays, we rob them of tomorrow”. – John Dewey
“The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.” – John Dewey
John Dewey Quotes
How much do you know about ELL’s? What kind of instructional strategies will you need in your teacher toolkit to ensure success for students whose first language is other than English? What is your plan to gain the knowledge you need? What are some ELL resources for educators?
During the span of his lifetime, 1859-1952, John Dewey was an advocate for educational reform. His writing from the early 1900’s continues to be applicable to education today.