What is the difference between group and school classes? School and group classes are similar and defining the two can be confusing. See our Class distinction chart to get a better idea! What is perfect attendance? We know that all of our students have busy, chaotic lives. Hey, we all do! We also know that […]
The Online Schools Guide for Parents and Guardians is a portal designed specifically to help guide parents and guardians of college bound high school students through the online college selection process. The guide can be found here: OEDb.org/online-schools.
Some of the traits that make a good employee are culturally-specific. This makes it important for teachers to help our students understand positive employee traits in the US. Bring these ideas into your classroom. Talk about them. Are the traits similar to positive traits in your student’s native country? What are positive employee traits there? […]
Setting up classroom principles and/or responsibilities at the beginning of each class session is a great idea. Get your student(s) involved in creating these. Bring a copy to class each day or provide a copy for students. Here are some ideas, to get you started: — 1. Mutual respect 2. Confidentiality 3. There are no […]
We ask our volunteers to fill out one annual survey in May. Your feedback is crucial in telling us if what we are doing is producing the results for which we strive. We use the information for grant-writing/reporting and program development and to give us ideas on how to keep our valuable volunteers happy. We […]
Try the following “speed networking” activity as an ice breaker in your next class. Print the following questions on half-sheets of paper and pass them out to students. Ask students to record the answers they hear. -Who are you talking with? -What do they like most about learning English? -What will they bring to the […]
The Action Guide for Immigrant Parents – Your Children Can Go to College. Yes They Can! – is an on-line resource for parents of college-bound youth which helps them understand the process of going to college. This link provides access to the great resource – published by the New York Immigration Coalition. You’ll find the document in English […]
The Migration Policy Institute offers a wealth of resources related to immigrant demographics and statistics in the US. This link will take you to a map that shows census data by state.