Education Week has published a video with practical advice on how teachers can differentiate instruction for their English-language-learner students.
In the nearly three-minute video, Education Week blogger Larry Ferlazzo and teacher Katie Hull Sypneiski, both of whom are veteran English-learner educators, outline tips on how to identify students’ individual strengths, needs, and interests and develop lessons to best serve them.
The tips ranges from relatively simple steps —use closed captioning when playing videos in class —to more advanced ones —create environments where students feel comfortable taking risks.
“The goal is to make the lessons accessible to all students,” Ferlazzo says in the video.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.