Practical Tools and Resources for Teaching Beginners Remotely

Hello colleagues, We had an amazing session with Nan Frydland yesterday. I want to thank Nan for offering profound guidance on approaching our work in culturally responsive ways, particularly with low-level learners who may have limited formal schooling -- and doing so remotely.

Nan shared DeCapua and Marshall's Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm®, including a valuable checklist that can be used to plan instruction. You can find this checklist and some of the other information Nan shared at this link.

Nan also included a list of print resources that she has drawn from to address the needs of the learners she has been teaching. Some teachers may be interested in checking out these resources.

  • Eye On Literacy Ltd. www.eyeonliteracy.com
  • Grass Roots Press   www.grassrootsbooks.net     
  • Learning for Justice  https://www.learningforjustice.org/
  • Literacy Minnesota  https://www.literacymn.org/
  • New Readers Press  https://www.newreaderspress.com/
  • Rethinking Schools  https://rethinkingschools.org/

Members, please feel free to add questions or comments related to Nan's session and tell us about your experiences teaching beginners remotely.

Cheers, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, English Language Acquisition CoP