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48. 5 Ways Translanguaging Affirms Our ELLs Identity with Guest Tevia Tovares
Episode 4811th November 2022 • Equipping ELLs • Beth Vaucher, ELL, ESL Teachers
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Have you heard about the new, hot topic, translanguaging? If not, don’t worry! Today we are talking all about it! Tevia Tovares is joining us today to share her experience with translanguaging and how she encourages translanguaging in the classroom.

We know how important it is to create a safe, comfortable, and inclusive atmosphere for our ELLs. In order to do this, we must allow our students opportunities to express themselves both in English and in their native language. This is exactly what our guest, Tevia, is sharing with us today. In this episode, we are talking about how Tevia creates a welcoming classroom atmosphere, what translanguaging is and why it's important, and how to start encouraging translanguaging in your classroom.

Tevia Tovares is a third generation teacher who has been in the classroom 20 years.  She holds a Master's in International Education, is a member of the International Baccalaureate Educator Network and is currently teaching 5th grade at the Metropolitan School of Panama where she has been teaching for 10 years.  She loves learning about new things and challenging herself.  In her spare time she enjoys quality time with her husband, family and friends, as well as baking, acting, and gardening.

Translanguaging Resources

Translanguaging with MultiLingual Students Book

Ofelia Garcia on Translanguaging Video

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