In today’s episode, I share some of the mistakes I made when I was a newer EL teacher. We all make mistakes when we are first starting out, and honestly, I don’t think that is a bad thing. After all, every mistake is an opportunity for growth. Even now, I regularly reflect on how my lesson or unit went and make plans to do it better next time. This is one of my favorite parts of teaching, the fact that we are always learning and growing as educators.

I want to share a few of the mistakes I made as a newer EL teacher and what I learned from them so that you can too! You will hear how I learned to communicate with the families of my students early and often. I will tell you about the ways I set expectation for my students to create a strong classroom culture. Finally, I will share about my lesson planning process as an EL teacher.

You will hear more about these mistakes I made as a newer teacher

  • Not connecting with students’ families enough 
  • Failing to set expectations of my students and myself
  • Lack of planning ahead


As mentioned in the episode, I am linking some useful resources!

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