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78. Empathizing and Connecting with Your ELLs with Author and Educator Emily Francis
9th June 2023 • Equipping ELLs • Beth Vaucher, ELL, ESL Teachers
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As teachers, we understand the importance of connecting with our students and fostering meaningful relationships. We also recognize the challenges that come with it.

We welcome to the show special guest, author Emily Francis. Emily Francis is a nationally recognized ESL teacher, serving students in 9th-12th grade with various English proficiency levels. She is a native Spanish-speaker who is originally from Guatemala and came to the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor. Her experience as an ELL inspired her to become an ESL teacher and affords her a deep understanding of the challenges her students must overcome to find success. We highly commend Francis' book If You Only Knew: Letters from an Immigrant Teacher. In her book, Francis shares her captivating life story through a series of letters she writes to eight immigrant students in whom she sees pieces of herself.

This inspiring conversation with Emily Francis will deepen your understanding and encourage you to make a positive impact in the lives of your students.

* Leave a review of the episode for your chance to win a free copy of If You Only Knew: Letters from an Immigrant Teacher by Emily Francis! *

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