You got a call from the registrar saying your new student is an ELL Newcomer who speaks no English! Now what? Here are 3 ways you can prepare to make a smooth transition for your ELL, your class and yourself.

# Blog

## Most Recent Blog Posts

## How to Support Ells in Math 5 Ways

Knowing how to support Ells in math is a challenge for Math teachers. Many of our ELLs are STRONG math students, yet do not score well simply because they don’t understand the questions. Gone are the days when math test questions are 25 x 128 = ? ...

## My Number One Favorite End of Year Math Activity!

It’s the last few days of school. Testing is finished, computers are collected, and it is challenging to think of an end of year math activity that is truly engaging, low prep, and will continue the learning? I got you! I know some teachers love to do huge...

## 5 Engaging Math Activities to Prevent Summer Learning Loss!

Let’s avoid the summer learning loss by giving them FUN ways to keep learning coming in the summer. That’s a WIN-WIN!

## How Can I Support Students with Math Anxiety?

Students who have a degree of number sense, feel a sense of control over what they do in math, AND if they get stuck, will have another idea and try again

## Is Math Anxiety Preventing your Students from Achieving their Full Potential?

Anxiety at school, especially Math anxiety is real. What are the signs and causes of math anxiety?

## Most Recent Math Blog Posts

## How to Support Ells in Math 5 Ways

Knowing how to support Ells in math is a challenge for Math teachers. Many of our ELLs are STRONG math students, yet do not score well simply because they don’t understand the questions. Gone are the days when math test questions are 25 x 128 = ? ...

## My Number One Favorite End of Year Math Activity!

It’s the last few days of school. Testing is finished, computers are collected, and it is challenging to think of an end of year math activity that is truly engaging, low prep, and will continue the learning? I got you! I know some teachers love to do huge...

## 5 Engaging Math Activities to Prevent Summer Learning Loss!

Let’s avoid the summer learning loss by giving them FUN ways to keep learning coming in the summer. That’s a WIN-WIN!

## How Can I Support Students with Math Anxiety?

Students who have a degree of number sense, feel a sense of control over what they do in math, AND if they get stuck, will have another idea and try again

## Is Math Anxiety Preventing your Students from Achieving their Full Potential?

Anxiety at school, especially Math anxiety is real. What are the signs and causes of math anxiety?

## What can I do when my students’ learning gaps in Math are TOO big?!

I hear you teachers! Pressures on the job are mounting, yet you are determined to help your students feel successful. The post covid classroom has many new challenges, not the least of which is a wider than-ever gap between where our students should be and...

## Most Recent ELL Blog Posts

## 3 Ways to Prepare for ELL Newcomers and Non-English Speaking Students

You got a call from the registrar saying your new student is an ELL Newcomer who speaks no English! Now what? Here are 3 ways you can prepare to make a smooth transition for your ELL, your class and yourself.

## How to Support Ells in Math 5 Ways

Knowing how to support Ells in math is a challenge for Math teachers. Many of our ELLs are STRONG math students, yet do not score well simply because they don’t understand the questions. Gone are the days when math test questions are 25 x 128 = ? ...

## 4 Things Your ELL Newcomer Wishes You Knew.

Dear teacher, when you welcome an ELL newcomer into your classroom, it is not easy. On top of that you are already feeling at capacity. You have a wonderful and warm heart, but your focus might be on “How can I deal with this new student when I have no...

## Is Precise Math Vocabulary Really THAT Important for Kids to Excel?

Is precise math vocabulary really THAT important? If my kids can “do the math” isn’t that the point? I know there are math teachers thinking this. Well, I totally understand where this is coming from folks. I know as a kid; I didn’t understand...

## Get Your ELL Newcomer Speaking – The One VITAL Element

ELL Newcomer sharing pictures of his home with the class to build vital connections