251. How can I help a student when the teacher hands me incomplete math assignments to help the student with?
Well, you must meet with the teacher and explain that you need to know, BEFORE you can help the student,
BEFORE you work with the student and
BEFORE you actually help the student,
what the student will be learning in the teacherís class.
In other words, your most important role and responsibility is to help the student to PREPARE for the class the teacher will teach to the student AFTER you help h(im/er) PREPARE for that class.
If you help the student PREPARE for the class, the student will be successful in the class, will be able to fully understand the teacherís lesson and will be provided equal educational opportunities and equal access to the curriculum just like any other English-speaking student in the class. But helping the student complete assignments truly indicate that the student was NOT successful in the class, was NOT able to fully understand the teacherís lesson, and was NOT provided equal educational opportunities or equal access to the curriculum just like the English-only speakers were provided in the class.
For more in-depth information, classroom demonstrations, and "coaching" of new and/or experienced teachers, Dr. CARMEN SANCHEZ SADEK offers:
1. Cognitive - Academic Language and Vocabulary Development
2. Cross Cultural Diversity - Multicultural Strategies
3. Effective Instruction for English Learners (L.E.P. students) Parts 1, 2, 3, 4
4. Promoting Academic Success in Language Minority Students
5. Cognitive - Academic Language and Vocabulary Development
6. Oral Language / Literacy Skills / Higher Order Thinking Skills
7. 50/50 Dual Language Programs: design, planning and implementation
8. The Structure of English / The Structure of Spanish
9. Transition: Introduction to English Reading
Web Site Programs for Teachers: Numbers 1, 5, 7, 8, and 9.
Web Site Programs for Paraprofessionals: Number 3.
Web Site Programs for New Teachers:
Enhanced Cultural Sensitivity - The Challenge of Students Diversity
Identifying / Responding to Students' Language Needs
Phonemic Awareness: Teaching English phonics to L.E.P. students
Relationship Between Reading, Writing and Spelling
Improving Reading Performance -- Building Oral Language Skills)
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CARMEN SANCHEZ SADEK, Ph.D.
Educational Consultant, Program Evaluator
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Certification (12/2006)
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