Good luck on your interview. I have done push-in services for
elementary grades for about three years. I plan lessons with
the general education teacher and I am responsible for
teaching the literature units to all students in the
classroom. I use a lot of visuals when I teach to assist the
ESL and special education students as well as incorporate my
ESL students' cultures when I teach the literature units.
Then I pull small groups of ESL students and help them to
increase their oral, reading and writing skills. I have
found that the ESOL strategies help all learners not just our
ESOL students. I hope this helps you.
On 9/06/09, Hermione wrote:
> I have an interview for an ESL position where the bulk of
> the teacher's job is to provide push-in services. I've done
> this as a sub. I'm wondering how you would elevate your
> services beyond what a paraprofessional would do during
> push-in support. It seems that the principal is interested
> in finding someone who does "more than a parapro would".
> I'm not knocking paras, by any means. That is what this
> principal has been quoted as saying. My ESL course training
> involved mainly pull-out teaching strategies. When I subbed
> as a push-in ESL teacher, I tried to provide aggressive
> support for the kids even though I had no idea what their
> individual strengths and challenges were. I tried to give
> them learning strategies as well. What else can you do that
> will be effective and helpful to them?
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