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by Natalie Harvey
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Improving oral fluency with teenagers
Replies: 1
Views: 2414

hmmm...

The only thing I could say is to engage them in meaningful conversations. Research shows that in order to learn a second language a student must engage in REAL and meaningful interactions. I would suggest relaxing a little (I know that's easier said than done) and engaging them in conversations that...
by Natalie Harvey
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Collaborating with other teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 2273

I feel you...

I am constantly trying to navigate this territory. I feel that the hardest part of my job is finding a way to teach in an inclusion class successfully. I always fear that I might "step on toes" or give the wrong impression. It's especially difficult when you are a planner (me) and the content teache...
by Natalie Harvey
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Student Teaching Reflections
Replies: 1
Views: 2171

That's for sure:)

I travel between two schools - middle and elementary. I feel like the majority of my energy is spent advocating for my ELLs, but that is fine with me. They are so incredible and grateful it makes it all worth it. Last week, a couple of my former students made me tamales and brought them to the schoo...
by Natalie Harvey
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Making writing meaningful
Replies: 1
Views: 2344

Academic writing

I agree with you; not teaching students academic writing would be doing them absolutely no favors. I'm not sure if you teach at a K-12 school or university, but if they have any intentions of continuing their education they will have to know how to write in academic language. Besides, social writing...