September 7, 2014

Getting Students Beyond "I DON'T KNOW…"

Start the year off right with high expectations for your English Language Learners! Some students learn to avoid answering difficult questions by reminding teachers of their limited English skills.  "I don't know" or "I can't" may become a common refrain!  Here are some ideas to help shift students' mindsets from knowing the right answer to putting in the effort to figure it out.