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.
  • Grass Roots Press     
  • Learning for Justice
  • Literacy Minnesota
  • New Readers Press
  • Rethinking Schools

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