Boosting Achievement: The ESL Podcast

Boosting Achievement: The ESL Podcast

Carol Salva and her guests explore ways to empower language learners and the teachers who teach them. We're not just closing gaps, we're growing leaders.

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June 26, 2022 34 min
Dr. Carol Salva (@DrCarolSalva) is joined by Christopher Hagy, Assistant Director for Multilingual Learners in Charleston County School District. They are using this show to explain the QSSSA strategy and offer his teachers a padlet full of resources to learn about this powerful technique. The show offers the resources to anyone who wants to use them. The two discuss the strategy but also the way Chris is supporting teachers...
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Larry Ferlazzo (@LarryFerlazzo) and Katie Hull Sypnieski (@KHullSyp), educators and authors of The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide 2nd Edition, join Carol Salva (@MsSalvaC) to talk about their new resource. The three discuss all the free opportunities listeners have to use content from the book and the conversation also includes inspiring messages for today's educators of MLLs.
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Dr. Denise Furlong (@denise_furlong) joins host Dr. Carol Salva (@MsSalvaC) to offer tips for supporting Newcomer students. Dr. Furlong also shares about her new book, Voices of Newcomers; Experiences of Multilingual Learners. Denise is a teacher educator at Georgian Court University in New Jersey, she is a consultant and a strong advocate for Multilingual Learners.
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If you want to make a difference for all the newcomers enrolling in your schools, this is a great show with lots of free resources.  Carol Salva (@MsSalvaC) interviews guest iMargaret Gisala Rutaquio (@aggie_rutaquio), a Multilingual Programs Newcomer Facilitator from Garland ISD. Margaret shares her Ambassador program, intake process and ideas for newcomer leadership.
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Derek Rhodenizer (@DerekRhodenizer) and Carol (@MsSalvaC) reflect on several aspects of leadership. He is about to take a new assistant principal position and will begin serving Multilingual Learners in public education for the first time. The conversation is full of reflective moments that can support the learning journey of anyone serving language learners.
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December 28, 2021 50 min
SLIFE (or Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education) are able to learn quickly but their degree of motivation can significantly affect their progress. This show breaks down the 4 things Carol focuses on for increasing motivation. The advice is aligned to an article by Larry Ferlazzo & the work of Dr. Lora Beth Escalante, Daniel Pink and others. Find links at bit.ly/BAPODCAST, Episode 103
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Dr. Ilene Winokur (@IleneWinokur) joins Carol and Stephen to discuss her new book, Journey to Belonging. The three talk about the research, the impacts and practical ways to create a safe place for learning.
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In the show, Dr. Margaret Aisicovich (@MAisicovich), Stephen Hurley (@Stephen_Hurley) and Dr. Carol Salva (@MsSalvaC) talk about some of the realities outlined in Margaret's new book, "100 Ways to Kill a Teacher: Cautionary Tales about Public Education in Canada).  It is a collection of stories regarding the pitfalls, heartbreaks, and limitations teachers can expect to face in the field of education.
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Take your choice boards to the next level! John Carlson of Kid-Inspired Classroom joins Carol Salva & Stephen Hurley to share a practical idea that offers increased engagement & differentiation for all level learners. John and Carol also reflect on the benefits of sharing your practices and sharing the ideas of others.
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Are you ready?? In some parts of the world, we are already in Back-to-School PD!  So, as we do every year, we are sharing top tips for the New Arrival classroom & how they may look in the current reality. Carol Salva talks about the 2021-2022 school year with Stephen Hurley on a LIVE Boosting Achievement episode and that show is a big chunk of this podcast episode. 
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Special guest, John Seidlitz (@JohnSeidlitz), joined a live show to talk with Carol (@MsSalvaC) and Stephen (@Stephen_Hurley) about an incredible opportunity on July 21, 2021.  The free conference, Amplifying the Voices of Unaccompanied Minors, will feature inspiring speakers who have lived the experience of arriving to the United States unaccompanied
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Carol Salva (@MsSalvaC) & Stephen Hurley (@Stephen_Hurley) are joined by special guest Dr. Margaret Aisichovich (@MAisicovich). Dr. Aisicovich is a PhD, author, former ESL educator, former principal and more. Her research is important to our thinking about how prepared we feel to support SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education). This show offers an opportunity to reflect on the capability of ...
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@KatieToppel, @TanKHuynh, and @MsSalvaC are thrilled to bring you their 5th annual completely free, YouTube conference for teachers of Multilingual Learners.  Even if you find this show after July 2021, all the sessions are still there...as are the ones from 2017 to 2020! Shownotes are at bitl.ly/BAPODCAST
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The Newcomer Academy in Jefferson County Public Schools has been serving new arrival high school students for 15 years. Principal Gwen Snow (@GwenCSnow) and Assistant Principal, Dr. Irina McGrath (@Irina_McGrath) share some very important actions they are taking to best educate their newcomer and SLIFE learners in their high school.
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In this show, Carol (@MsSalvaC) and Stephen (@Stephen_Hurley) reflect on the labels we use to describe language learners. In the conversation includes a discussion on multiple perspectives and hope but also offers some practical advice on creating an environment that supports and embraces diversity.
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Viana Armstrong (@armstrongvi) joins Carol (@MsSalvaC) to talk about a successful family engagement experience. Viana talks about how a virtual concert had a positive impact on the families of multilingual learners in her rural Texas district. She also shared a program for family involvement and education. Carol reflects on the effect of these types of efforts and how they can may be the most powerful thing we can do right...
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Author and award-winning journalist, Jo Napolitano (@Jo_Napolitano) joins Carol (@MsSalvaC) to talk about her new book, "The School I Deserve, Six Young Refugees and
Their Fight for Equality in America." The show includes an excerpt read aloud by Jo, a conversation about the true events, and the importance of the story for educators. Carol also adds commentary on how she is using the book to propel the literacy of ...
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Natalia Heckman (@NataliaESL) joins Carol (@MsSalvaC) to offer us tips on engaging ELs with writing. A student may not be excited about constructing and deconstructing sentences, but we can certainly engage them enough to do just that. Natalia shows us how!
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Dr. Katie Toppel (@Toppel_EDL) shares her tips, techniques, and mindset for successfully supporting Kinder and 1st grade diverse students. Tan Huynh (@TanKHuynh) and Carol Salva (@MsSalvaC) interview their co-author, Dr. Toppel, about what's working with her young students.
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