Esl Classroom Essays

  • Computers in the ESL Classroom

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    importance in the workplace, universities are finding places for computers, in labs and classrooms and within curriculums. Most disciplines take the computer, and its multiple uses, as a given part of a student’s academic arsenal in accomplishing a myriad of assignments involving reading or writing. Given these facts, it seems necessary that these literacy tools find their way into ESL programs and classrooms, where they can have a positive effect on language acquisition and the development of writing

  • Summary Of Discourse And Real Life Roles In The ESL Classroom

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    Roles in the ESL Classroom      Suggestions have been made (DiPietro, as cited in DiPietro J. R., 1981) as to how the ESL/EFL teacher can provide diverse learner personalities with strategically oriented material. Students get the chance to practice discourses in classroom settings but not always in the same way that the learners will use in real-life interactions. This article proposes a categorization for different roles of English learners in the classroom. The author

  • My Educational Philosophy for the ESL Classroom

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    education classroom. ESL classrooms need structure, nurturing, and sufficient instructional strategies. With such diversity among adolescent ELs, it is important for teachers to learn as much as possible about their students’ background, prior knowledge, and experiences, and to have knowledge of strategies that directly address the needs of their students. Instructors need to build relationships of trust with their students and their families. Also, teachers need to establish predictable classroom routines

  • Classroom Discipline and Management Philosophy

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    The goal in our classroom is to teach self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and problem-solving skills. Common causes of misbehavior include an attempt to meet unmet needs (belonging, significance, fun); a lack of needed skills (social and academic); inappropriate expectations; lack of structure; and a lack of sense of relevance. We will be focusing on non-punitive solutions to problems based on kindness, firmness, dignity and respect. True discipline comes from an internal locus of

  • Analyzing a Mainstream Classroom with Two ESL Students

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    failure of learning of the English Language. One component is English being a secondary language that is not attended to correctly. Even though there is many reasons the lead to English Language Learners lack of proficiency (example Mr. O’Malley classroom), a strong instructional input, scaffolding, theory, research, ELD standard, and a intervention will not be one of them. Mr. O’Malley is empathetic by nature, but the strategies he uses are not as effective as they could be because of his misconception

  • The Case for Non-native English Speakers in the ESL Classroom

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    English. It's no surprise then that that there are more non-native speakers than native speakers of English seeking employment in the TESOL field. However, in looking at job postings for ESL teacher positions most (about 80%) of these positions require that the candidate be a native speaker of English (“Dave’s ESL Café”- various job postings). Why is so much emphasis placed on "native speaker?" Cognitive linguists placed the native speaker construct into an idealized position and assumed that a native

  • Sociolinguistics and Fairy Tales; An Integrated Approach to Adult ESL Classroom Practice

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    this study is to consider the current materials adult ESL students’ use and incorporate authentic material (through the use of fairy tales) as a way of helping adult learners achieve proficiency in second language through a mock prospectus. This study investigates the sociolinguistic, sociocultural and psychological features found in fairy tales, including Grimm’s tales, and the potential of using modern fairy tales as practice material for ESL learners. It explores various dimensions of fairy tales

  • Personal Teaching Philosophy: Reflection To The Passion To Change The World

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    capable of reaching great heights in life if I am the fire under them. It will be my job, as their teacher, to motivate them and show them all that they can accomplish, after all our students are our future. I realize that not every student in my classroom will be eager to learn and I might encounter students that challenge me to the point of questioning why I went

  • Music in the Classroom

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    Music in the Classroom Tying music into education has found to be most effective with young elementary aged children and those with disabilities. Music has had extreme positive influence on school-aged and non-English speaking children learning to read, write, and remember. It is sort of a motivation to learn and do well in school. Music in the classroom must begin with the teacher and end with the student. If teachers plan to integrate their teaching with music, they must find an effective way

  • Creativity in the Classroom by Ernest Boyer

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    learning. However, I can also see that this system doesn’t work perfectly in every classroom. Reading Ernest Boyer’s article “Creativity in the Classroom” helped me with my understanding of the main problem that nowadays exists with the American college education system. According to the author, the problem is that teachers and students don’t see each other as one team doing the same business; therefore, in most classrooms the process of learning becomes a boring procedure instead of being mind-blowing

  • Integrating Technology in the classroom

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    translated in the classroom. This writer will take a vivid look at ways in which technology can be used to facilitate and enhance instructions in the classroom. A glimpse will be taken upon the differences between wired and unwired classrooms. Lastly, the pros and cons of using technology will also be taken into consideration. Technology integration is connecting hardware and software with subject-related are of the curriculum (Shelly, 2010). It can be intertwined through classroom experiences, activities

  • Lion King Observation

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    school math class. Though the common core curriculum is helpful in some ways, it remains a hassle to accommodating for all students and learning capabilities. I learned that even if a child were developing at a rate equivalent to that of his peers, my ESL students would still struggle at the basics. I have not observed long enough yet to fully comprehend whether this is a result of not knowing American English and grammar well enough where this is as result of being bilingual than the student share

  • Classroom Management Philosophy

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    Abstract My classroom management philosophy will include the following. I will aim to provide a classroom where my students are treated equally. I will not put my students down or label them with a behavior problem. I believe that every child has a right to learn in my classroom. I believe that every teacher has a right to teach in a safe environment with out outside interference. I believe that classroom management should be creative, will keep my students safe and be based on trust not

  • Classroom Observation Paper

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    semester, we were asked to maintain a record of our observations of comprehension and composition learning tasks that take place in our classrooms. Luckily, I was placed in the Leighton Learning Community so I attend Leighton elementary school, right down the road from the college. This is an amazing experience because I am able to spend a lot more time inside the classroom, which also results in me observing many things I would not normally in a regular block two placement. Instead of the standard one

  • Classroom Management Plan Paper

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    In the development of the classroom management plan, the overarching goal was to identify and target a behavior the person creating the plan exhibited. I choose to discuss interrupting others as my target behavior. I choose this behavior due to it being a common classroom disruption, as well as having an influence on social interactions. While developing this plan, I focused on the antecedent and the function of the behavior. I identified the antecedent as others speaking, and the function as positive

  • Classroom Observation: Ms. Pfeiffer 3rd Grade Inclusion Class

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    The inclusion setting at P.S. 304 promotes collaboration and ensures that all members of the setting’s community will expect and experience acceptance. On June 8, 2016, I observed Ms. Pfeiffer 3rd grade inclusion class. Ms. Pfeiffer has 32 general educational students and 2 special needs students. Jayden Smith has ADHD and Jennifer Jordan development delays. Ms. Pfeiffer has the students grouped together by tables. Jayden and Jennifer are not excluded from the seating arrangements in the class and

  • Cons Of Grouping Students In The Classroom

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    students are placed by their cognitive abilities into 2 groups: traditional and slow functioning students. Standardized testing, behaviors or grades usually determines the placement of the student. These students who are the high achievers in the classroom due to higher standardized scoring do not need assistance with the course material. Between ability grouping is a form of isolation because they are not interacting with others that have a variety of abilities. Whereas, students that are low functioning

  • Censorship in the Classroom

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    Politics. Religion. The big three: a work of literature is often considered controversial because of its statement about or use of these topics. What makes these and other areas so touchy in the classroom? Why do some parents and concerned community members want controversial materials out of the classroom? In this look at the language of censorship, we must first define censorship, who does the censoring, and why. These will be the first three spotlights for looking at the language of censorship

  • Bilingual Education in American Schools

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    the proper teachers and aids to assists in the new bilingual classes. Often there are only a few children in a classroom being taught in their native language whil... ... middle of paper ... ...etter spent in helping all children attending schools. Teachers who want to teach should not be discriminated against for their English only abilities and all the students in a classroom need to be given an equal chance to succeed. Works Cited: "A Boomtown Of Education", L.A Times, May, 25th

  • The Great Gatsby in the American Classroom

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    The Great Gatsby in the American Classroom In determining why The Great Gatsby is so frequently assigned at various education levels, my thoughts reverted to our discussion on the Vendler text and the premise that teachers may be attempting to seduce their students into learning. In connection to this discussion, I reflected on my own classroom and what I hope to achieve with my students. I find the "seduction" of students to be an integral component in teaching students to appreciate