Thanksgiving in the U.S. is right around the corner which means it’s the perfect time to look at why we should be thankful that we get the privilege to teach our English language learners. At this point in the year, you may be feeling tired and overwhelmed so I want to remind you why we are so fortunate to be able to work with amazing ELL students.
Teaching is not easy and there are so many things that are put on teachers, especially these past few years, that make some days really hard. If we can pause and remember why we got into teaching and why we love working with ELLs, it can help us get through those hard days. In this episode, I am sharing five reasons we are so fortunate to teach ELLs including getting to teach a global community right in our classroom, how we are impacting more than just our students’ lives, why our ELL students are especially resilient, how lucky we are that we get to learn about new cultures all the time, and how amazing it is to see our students grow so much.