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ERIC Number: ED530157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Engaging Immigrant Students. Classroom Tips
Patterson, Lynn; Bloomdahl, Susana Contreras
Phi Delta Kappa International
For an educator who speaks only English, engaging immigrant English language learners (ELL) in the classroom can be a significant challenge. As a former classroom teacher, elementary school principal and guidance counselor, the authors have worked with immigrant student populations in K-12 schools. They have found that a good way to overcome the natural barriers of working with these students is by showing respect and helping them find ways to balance their native culture with their new setting. Their goals are for their students to connect with their new environment and become active participants in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa International