“This is great for all my students!”

This is a comment I hear from so many teachers who learn strategies for supporting second language learners.

But it can be hard to figure this out on your own.

According to latest figures, around one in four students in Australian schools is learning English as a second or additional language (2012 PETAA).

That’s why I’m thrilled for you to meet Dr. Robyn Moloney.

She’s an expert in Languages education and is going to offer you practical advice to support students in your class who are second language learners.

Did you know that Unleash Learning has its own podcast? We record all our sessions so you can tune in when it suits you.

In this discussion, you’ll learn:

  • Why your students’ languages are key to learning
  • Surprising ways to support language that also supports all students
  • How to ensure EALD students feel included in your class

The best news is that her tips offer practical advice which are GREAT for all students.

I’m cheering you on!
William


A QUESTION FOR YOU ↴

What are some of your top tips for creating an inclusive classroom? Share your comments below and help inspire others. The person with the top comment will win a copy of Dr. Moloney’s new book!

2 Comments

  • Kelly Ball says:

    I don’t so much have a tip as a story to support something Dr Moloney mentioned. I have a student in my Year 1 (First Grade) class in Sydney, Australia with a Japanese background. As part of an art appreciation unit I introduced the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and you should have seen this little girl’s face light up when we discovered Yayoi is from Japan! She looked at me and I acknowledged their connection, and honestly it has strengthened my relationship with this student. She has been more confident and willing to contribute in class since then. It seems such a small thing but it really made a big difference!

    • William DeJean says:

      Hi Kelly, what a great story to share! It’s another important example of why Students are a key in our Unleash Learning System and why it’s so important to build bridges between our students and our content…just like you did! Plus, you show how doing that builds important relationships and connections for everyone. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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