Now is the time of year to learn about and share cultural traditions in a way that expands students’ knowledge, interest, and respect for all people. The article referenced below offers teachers suggestion son how to observe the variuos cultural and religious holidays and celebrations in their classrooms throughout the year.
English language learners’ experience with technology can vary greatly from one student to the next. Some kids may have never used a computer. Others may be doing all of the troubleshooting! This resource section provides ideas for using technology with ELLs, activities for using multimedia tools, and bilingual tips for managing media at school and at home.
Recommended Resource from Understood.org
For more great ideas, take a look at the bilingual resources on Assistive Technology from Understood.org, a free website focused on learning and attention issues.
In the future, I will offer a tool kit with information on how to teach English with a hearing impairment. I’m able to do so with hearing aides and listening devices that enable me to isolate sounds so I can listen to individual students in noisy environments and minimize peripheral noise while in small group settings. Listening devices alone cannot substitute for teaching strategies designed to meet my needs while, at the same time, give students what they need from me in a way that keeps them learning and engaged.
Below is a presentation that contains helpful suggestions for hearing impaired teachers in general.
Source: Hearing Loss: Strategies for the Classroom Teacher Victorian Deaf Education Institute June 25, 2015. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISWkl29SpwU Accessed 8/30/16)