Boosting Achievement
with Carol Salva
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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BAP120 Newcomer Numbers Rising? Reboot Your ESL Class

Has your class grown?? Behavior getting off the rails a bit? It’s a great time to hit the reset button if things have gone off track in the newcomer classroom. Mid-year was always the time of year that Dr. Carol Salva needed to think about doing a…

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BAP119 When Perfect Ruins Your Good

Show notes are at the short link: bit.ly/BAPODCAST. This is a quick show that should resonate with SO MANY educators. Dr. Salva reflects on a quote by Voltaire, “Perfect is the Enemy of Good.” Listeners may find it helpful to reflect on what they are…

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BAP118 Making Americans ft J Lander

The wonderful Jessica Lander (@Jessica_Lander) is here to share about her book, Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education. Dr. Salva highly recommends the book but you can get lots of the ideas…

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BAP117 CoCreating Text for Grade-Level Content Learning

Dr. Carol Salva shares about how any teacher can differentiate and lift up the voices of their students with co-created text. This technique does not require planning but has quite a bit of research on its effectiveness. Find links in the show notes…

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Ep 116 The Student Motivation Handbook ft Larry Ferlazzo

Our guest for this episode is world-renowned educator, Larry Ferlazzo. He joined Dr. Carol Salva to talk about his new book, The Student Motivation Handbook: 50 Ways to Boost an Intrinsic Desire to Learn. This is not a book exclusively for teachers…

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BAP115 Five Ideas to Go Beyond Language Experience Approach

Dr. Salva recommends co-creating text with newcomer students. It is no-prep and high return on investment. Key for accelerating language acquisition is to reuse that text! This episode is full of ideas for what teachers can do to support language…

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BAP114 Literacy for Older Newcomers, What is Practical and Effective

How can foundational literacy skills be taught to older Emergent Bilingual students? This show is in direct response to educators and education leaders asking https://twitter.com/DrCarolSalva about phonics instruction (based on what we are hearing…

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BAP113 After a Traumatic Event ft Kim Thyberg

Kim Thyberg (@KimberlyThyberg) joins Carol (@DrCarolSalva) to talk about how we begin teaching again after a traumatic event. This show focuses on new arrival students but the messages would apply to any classroom. The notes are at bit.ly/BAPODCAST…

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BAP112 Free Voluntary Reading ft Emily Francis

Emily Francis (@EmilyFranESL), author of If You Only Knew: Letters from an Immigrant Student joins Dr. Carol Salva (@DrCarolSalva) to discuss Free Voluntary Reading with Newcomers and her own journey.

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BAP111 Instead of IDK for SLIFE and Newcomers

Dr. Salva reflects on holding our nSewcomers in high regard and teach them what to day when they don’t know what to say. Language is not a cognitive issue. We need this important strategy so that everyone can be included and participate. But some…

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