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Hello everyone, my name is Monica and I'm here to help you improve your English! My podcast covers a variety of topics in English whether you are wanting to get better at speaking, listening, pronunciation or any English skills, my podcasts can help you! For my English Speaking Course, click here to join: https://englishteachermonica.com/english-immersion-class Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/englishteachermonica/support
 
On the Highest Aspirations Podcast, we engage in important conversations about the most rapidly growing student demographic in the United States - English Language Learners. We speak with educators and students, researchers and policy makers, and parents and community members about how we can help all students reach their highest aspirations. Join us on this important journey as we bring the vibrant ELL Community together around the topics that matter most to the students we serve.
 
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How can concepts like “teacher identity” and “learning leader” transform how educators show up in the classroom? What is the difference between directive and generative scaffolding, and how can one be significantly more constructive for ELs? What roles can deep culture, identity, and instructional power play in crafting more equitable teaching styl…
 
How does the teaching outlined in his book 7 Steps to a Language Rich classroom help bridge the gap between research and practice? What outcomes or impact has John and his team seen on student performance in classrooms where the 7 steps methodology has been implemented? What would John say to educators who may be interested in trying the 7 Steps bu…
 
How can relationship building and interpersonal connection play a vital role in English learners developing a love of reading? What can educators do to encourage students to move outside of their comfort zone at school, especially when it comes to reading academic content? How can providing students with leadership opportunities enhance learning an…
 
What is the relationship between decoding and comprehension when reading, and why is it important for educators to prioritize both? Why are key literacy resources like school librarians or educational media specialists and classroom libraries growing scarce and what are the consequences? How can listeners begin to take steps on a micro and macro le…
 
We are back with part two of our series exploring the challenges that US born children of immigrants. In part one of the series we spoke with sociologist, author and professor Dr. Joanna Dreby about the work she has done in this space. This week we hear from three undergraduate and graduate students who understand this experience firsthand and work…
 
How are the challenges and experiences of English learners born in the US different than those who have recently arrived and why is so important for educators to understand them? In what ways does family members’ citizenship status and fear of deportation or separation affect these students? What kinds of social-emotional supports can educators lev…
 
Here are some questions we discuss in this episode with our guest Marcy Voss. Why are multilingual learners so often overlooked and underrepresented in gifted and talented programs in schools? How can educators better identify the many gifted English learners, and adopt an asset-based approach moving forward? What are some strategies teachers can u…
 
Given the fact that passive listening is happening all the time at school, why is creating deliberate, high-quality listening exercises for multilingual learners so important? What are some authentic ways to assess listening comprehension that will better gauge ELs’ understanding while also preparing them for important state assessments? How can in…
 
What benefits does guided reading offer when compared to more traditional whole group instruction? How can guided reading be used to better support multilingual learners and foster cultural responsive teaching strategies? How can schools and districts design and implement professional learning opportunities to support teachers as they roll out guid…
 
What is the difference between active and passive vocabulary and how does the transfer from one to the other happen? What are some simple yet effective ways that educators can build in opportunities for multilingual learners to internalize and be able to use academic vocabulary in speaking or writing? How can we build students’ confidence in speaki…
 
How might we design and ensure access to equitable professional learning opportunities, specifically to address the unique needs of multilingual learners? What are some tools that can be used to monitor the progress of educators through professional learning and how do we measure its impact on student progress and learning? What are some strategies…
 
The lack of teachers who have the training necessary to effectively support multilingual learners has been plaguing school districts across the country for years. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problem putting multilingual learners at greater risk. Panel members from school districts and organizations around the country came together during …
 
How can we help colleagues, families and community members become advocates for dual language programs? What does it mean to truly embrace biliteracy? Why is embracing bilingualism good for all students? We discuss these questions and more in part 2 of a 2 part series with Sandra Medrano-Arroyo. Sandra Medrano-Arroyo presently works at Ellevation E…
 
On this special episode of Highest Aspirations, we're sitting down to speak with 2021 Ellevation Scholarship Winner Sirenia Garcia from Deer Park ISD in Texas. Sirenia was born and raised in Texas and plans on attending the University of St. Thomas in Houston in the fall, where she will be studying Music Education and minoring in psychology. She ho…
 
On this special episode of Highest Aspirations, we're sitting down to speak with 2021 Ellevation Scholarship Winner Jesse Ding. Jesse Ding graduated as the class valedictorian from Wilmington High School in Wilmington, Massachusetts. She is planning to study computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. In the future, she hopes to become a roboti…
 
In this lesson, you will learn about the 5 types of English phrases. These include: noun phrases, adjective phrases, prepositional phrases, adverb phrases, and verb phrases. You will be able to listen to several examples to learn how they are constructed which will help you with your English grammar. For Live Speaking Classes, visit my website to l…
 
How might growing up as a multilingual learner shape the message that educators communicate to their EL students and families about home language and learning English? What are some of the most important sources of research on dual language programs and how can they help school leaders and educators shape valuable learning experiences for all stude…
 
Hello English learners! In this episode you will learn how to use English Collocations with the word "GO". Collocations are words they go together often and this episode will help you to become more confident in your speaking and increase your fluency. For conversation classes, click here: https://englishteachermonica.com/english-immersion-class --…
 
On this special encore episode, we revisit the topic of collaborating, co-planning, and co-teaching with content teachers with Tan Huynh. Tan is a career teacher specializing in language acquisition. Tan has taught students from fifth to twelfth grade in public schools, private boarding schools, and charter schools. Internationally, Tan has taught …
 
In English we have different ways that we can agree with someone. Among English learners, I often hear them say "I'm agree" or I'm agree with you". Let's take a look at this expression and many others to see how we agree with someone in English. For classes, click here: englishteachermonica.com/english-immersion-class --- Support this podcast: http…
 
Hi Everyone! It's teacher Monica back with a new English Podcast. In this episode I go through how you can speak English faster and how natives speak which makes it very challenging to understand sometimes. For classes, click here: https://englishteachermonica.com/english-immersion-class --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/englishteachermon…
 
In this special episode of Highest Aspirations, we feature one of our 5 Ellevation scholarship winners, Paola Gutierrez. Paola recently graduated from Tahquitz High School in Hemet, CA. She is currently attending UCLA where she is studying Human Biology on a pre-med track. As an aspiring physician, she looks forward to caring for people in low-inco…
 
In this English episode, I give you an example of a conversation that can take place between a native speaker and/or an IELTS or TOEFL tester. This conversation includes specific points that will help you to speak more naturally. Online English classes: https://englishteachermonica.com/english-immersion-class --- Support this podcast: https://ancho…
 
On this special encore episode, we revisit the topic of ensuring multilingual learners have highly qualified teachers to help them achieve their Highest Aspirations - with guests Amaya Garcia and Alexandra Manuel. The lack of teachers who have the training necessary to effectively support multilingual learners has been plaguing school districts acr…
 
Hello everyone! In this English video, I walk you through two ways to say the same thing in English. You will see that they both have the same meaning even if you may have thought that they are totally different. You will learn about the infinitive and gerund and how they are used in English and how you can use them correctly in your everyday speec…
 
How can teachers help students assert positive identities so they have the confidence necessary to achieve academic success and advocate for social justice in their schools and communities? What are some strategies teachers can use to infuse language concepts into content lessons while simultaneously providing students with the skills they will nee…
 
What current limitations do we face in our educational system when it comes to data collection about students with limited or interrupted formal education (or SLIFE students)? How can project-based learning and group work help support SLIFE students and their classmates so they can better learn from one another? What are a few steps educators can t…
 
Hello everyone! In this episode, you will learn about different ways of talking about festivities, holidays, seasonal changes, weather, and much more! I go deeper into the culture of different celebrations, how traditions take place and introduce you to new vocabulary. Do you want to improve your English? Practice your English conversation skills l…
 
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Have and Has? In this lesson, you will learn how to use theses two words, their proper pronunciation, when they are used, and listen to various examples of how to use them in sentences. Would you like to improve your English? Join my online class: https://englishteachermonica.com/english-immersi…
 
How can teachers structure one-to-one student conferences to help ELs own their academic growth while also building relationships? What are some innovative ways we can leverage everything from testing data, student work artifacts, and portfolios to help students and teachers set and measure progress towards goals? How can schools make these confere…
 
At the time of recording this episode, Instagram, Facebook, and Whatsapp are currently not working. Maybe by the time you listen, they will all be functioning as normal, but for now, let's discuss further about this topic. Would you like to improve your English? Receive English Lessons and chat live and practice your conversation skills all in my o…
 
I see a lot of people make this mistake. The word "advice" is what we call a noncount noun meaning that it cannot be made plural- ever. There are ways to make this word plural by using other words around it in the plural form. In this podcast episode, I help you with how to use this word correctly. For English classes, click here: https://englishte…
 
What’s in a name, or in this case, a label? Why do many prefer the term “Emergent Bilingual” over other terminology like English learner, LEP, or even multilingual learner? On the 40th anniversary year of the Castañeda v. Pickard Case, what progress have we made and what do we still need to do to ensure the civil rights for our multilingual learner…
 
A lot of people aren't aware that the way we construct sentences in English matters. We cannot place words in any order, even when using adjectives to describe people or things. When native speakers hear people use words in the wrong order, it sounds very weird. In this episode, you will learn the proper word order to use in English so you sound na…
 
Hey guys! In this episode I give you a quick tip on how to pronounce these two words so you can practice and improve your pronunciation. I’ll be sharing more quick English tips with you on my podcast ☺️ #english #learnenglish #englishpodcast--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/englishteachermonica/support…
 
What are some ways mindfulness activities can help multilingual students succeed and how can teachers get started using them successfully? How can educators proactively elevate the voices of their students while decreasing teacher talk time? How can we apply concepts from exercise and other training programs to academic language instruction? We dis…
 
This is an audio clip from the Online English Speaking Course where students are able to practice their conversation skills. Different English topics are chosen so students are able to practice their speaking, grow their vocabulary, and build confidence in speaking about lots of different topics. These live chats are also excellent for students who…
 
What are some easy ways that content teachers and ELL specialists can collaborate to better support their multilingual learners? How can schools and teaching teams build out systems for housing key instructional resources to support practices like scaffolding? What can educators do to ensure multilingual learners have equitable access to high-quali…
 
In this Podcast Episode, you will hear many different words pronounced with the English Schwa pronunciation. Be sure to practice saying each word as you hear me say it so you can train your mouth to pronounce these different words and sounds. For online classes, click here to join for only $4.99 - https://englishteachermonica.com/english-immersion-…
 
What are some steps that educators can take now to build positive relationships with students and their families this school year? What experiences can educators pull from to build empathy and appreciation for multilingual students and their families? How might we go beyond language so we can also build an understanding of diverse cultures, and how…
 
Why are content-specific and intentional language supports so critical for effective instruction of multilingual learners? How can we advocate for multilingual learner perspectives to be included in key processes regarding curriculum and instruction at school, district and state level? What role do professional development and formative assessment …
 
Irregular verbs have 3 forms: Infinite (V1) Past simple (V2) Past participle (V3) In this podcast you will hear the proper conjugation for these verbs in all 3 forms along with pronunciation. Just a quick reminder, my accent is from the western region of the US. For quick and easy English lessons, join me online, click here: https://englishteacherm…
 
Hello everyone! In this podcast episode you will the differences between the words 'for' and 'since' in English and how they are used. We use 'for' + a period = start to endWe use 'since' + a point = from then to nowI also give you a bonus tip at the end! If you are listening to this podcast on Spotify, don't forget to leave me a comment so I can p…
 
How might we seize the opportunity of a new school year as a chance to gather information on their multilingual learners, specifically the learning they may have done in languages other than English? How can teachers who aren’t comfortable speaking languages other than English facilitate and support their students’ learning in their home languages?…
 
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