ERIC Number: ED040959
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Helpful Hints for New BIA Teachers.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.
A series of short articles gives suggestions for new Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers preparing to teach Navajo children in Arizona. The topics considered include 1) Navajo children as they are the first day (week, two weeks) of school, from beginners through eighth graders; 2) a beginning teacher's first impressions of Navajo high school students; 3) a brief description of the background and characteristics of Navajo children, stressing their highly developed power of observation and imitation; 4) tips to teachers, listing some of the tribal patterns which a teacher needs to know if her work is to be effective; 5) Navajo etiquette for Anglos, a list of do's and don'ts prepared by a Navajo-Hopi Indian; 6) attitudes and feelings of Navajo high school seniors, summarizing the results of a questionnaire administered to 150 seniors at Ft. Wingate High School in May 1969; 7) Why ESL? outlining some general recommendations for teaching English as a second language, with an ESL lesson plan for teaching structures; 8) a few things to remember when teaching reading; 9) ESL can help you in teaching reading; 10) aids for beginning teachers of Navajo beginners, giving a detailed commentary on the first day's lesson plan. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.