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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Emergent Readers can gain literacy and language quickly once they understand how. Carol walks us through her process for partnering with Emergent Readers.

We may have literacy strategies, but we didn’t all get training in how to teach a person to read when they don’t know how to decipher the text. What should we focus on? Phonetics? Something else? Carol offers an explanation and some hacks for the…

Tonya Ward Singer returns to the podcast to chat with Carol about what teachers and administrators need to know when working with ELs. Listeners get a peek into their planning conversation for their upcoming ELevate Conference keynotes.

Carol talks with Lori Patten about how to differentiate in secondary for a wide range of ability levels.

Carol recaps specific moves to start the school year and adds a heavy emphasis on how to support new arrival students in a challenging, often negative, political climate.

Derek Rhodenizer returns! This episode offers many insights into personalized PD opportunities and Derek shares how he created, modeled and ran a personalized PD system for this staff.

Carol celebrates students with interruptions in education who are graduating and passing state assessments. She is joined by two students who help explain some of the support they get and give through One World Club.

Carol offers advice and concrete suggestions for supporting our students who may not meet end of year requirements. All of this with a healthy dose of inspiration!

ESL Leaders talk about Comprehensible Input and Strategies in an ELLchat_BkClub discussion. Allyson Newton leads the group in breaking down these two components of the SIOP Model and answering questions from our twitter PLN.

Carol answers questions from ESL and content teachers who are working through a book study of Boosting Achievement. The questions are about working with students with limited education.

Carol offers reflections from NABE2019 along with two different professional development sessions you can use for yourself or with your teachers.

Karina Chap (@BilingualPride) and Carol (@MsSalvaC) give you a powerful opportunity to help English learners and their families. They talk about what is really happening in her Texas border town and how we can support migrant families who are in…

Carol talks with @JudieHaynes and @KarenNemethEdM about their very popular #ELLchat. They discuss it as a hashtag, a twitter chat and also as the backbone of the EL PLN all week long.

We all need to step up if want things to improve for ELs. Hear from Carol, Derek Rhodenizer & Jennifer Hunter Dillon (@italkliteracy) on why you should be a part of #MADPD.

Carol explains a unit of study that takes students from examining historical events to taking action and showing kindness. This episode offers a step by step for the first lesson, ideas for taking the thinking to higher levels and links to many…

If you need to start over, this show is for you. Carol breaks down her 5 most practical ideas to get an ESL classroom back on track. Any teacher will benefit from this show as most of the tips work for all students. Get ready for a reboot!

Stephen Hurley, Ramona Mahberg and Jen Cort join Carol to lift up Paul McGuire as a thought leader and champion of underprivileged youth. The group discusses gratitude and offers many take aways for teachers of ELs.

Author and consultant Tonya Singer (@TonyaWardSinger) joins Carol (@MsSalvac) to talk about how we can support English Learners with excellence. Tonya has some innovative ideas about instruction and how we hold the bar high for ELs!

Tan Huyhn (@TanELLclassroom) & Deborah Brey (@ELL_Deb) join Carol to think through ways to deliver your own #VirtuEL style online conference. Resources & ideas are shared plus a special cameo by Derek Rhodenizer of #MADPD

Everyone can participate in the writing process. Carol reflects on how this might look for ELs in their content classes and also in grade level Language Arts.

Sara and Carol explore ideas to try when ELs don’t seem to be progressing. They also share ideas for teaching newcomers at grade level in the ELA secondary classroom.

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in this episode Carol and Kenzie Twitchell discuss more classroom activities that boost literacy and language development for ELs.

Some of your English Learners will not pass some assessments or classes needed for graduation. Talisa Harris (@tharris3esl) joins Carol to discuss the practices they both employ in their high schools to move these kiddos toward success.

Carol and Emily debrief their conversation with Newcomers and SIFE learners and discuss what teachers can be doing to shine a light on what is possible for them.

With help from Emily Francis, Carol discusses how she supports students who may not meet graduation requirements.

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Carol is joined by three of her students who reflect on what has helped them achieve success in a comprehensive high school. These are new arrivals who are graduating and reflecting on things like years of missed schooling, learning a new language in…

Carol reflects on how newcomer students should be able to participate at grade level while they begin to acquire the target language.

Monica Spillman (@MOSpillman) joins Carol and shares about her ESOL endorsement program and the professional development she is already giving.

This week Carol (@mssalvac) breaks down her steps to carrying out a unit of study that supports math, science, social studies, heritage and culture while being engaging for her students. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Learn how you can do the…

What happens when you give your newcomers voice and authentic reasons to engage in English? Blanca Huertas joins Carol this week to celebrate her students’ growth!

Carol (@mssalvac) is joined by Emily Francis (@emilyfranESL) as they explore how ESL teachers might participate in this years #MADPD virtual PD sessions being organized by Peter Cameron (@cherandpete) and Derek Rhodenizer (@derekrhodenizer)

Nancy Motley joins Carol to describe her Talk Read Talk Write routine for delivering instruction and to answer questions about her book that is popular with teachers from every content area.

Dr. Katie Toppel joins Carol this week to discuss the book club she co-founded and to share high impact strategies for language learners.

Diana Delaney (@DelaneyELDiana ‏brings a positive outlook and offers great tips to help teachers keep their language learners on grade level.

Carol shares the audio of a student who accelerated his language acquisition. She reflects on how she uses the media and why it seems to have an effect on her students.

Christy Reynolds joins Carol to talk about the successes of her first year English learners. She shares what has been working in her class and across her middle school campus.

Carol offers two classroom practices that she considers critical for supporting English Learners. Learn how to implement them and why they are such game changers for any classroom.

Passionate educators from different countries, grade levels and positions talk about their biggest take-aways from Carol’s Boosting Achievement Book for supporting ELs.

Carol Salva and Emily Francis discuss ways they’ve inspired students to realize their potential despite having odds stacked against them.

Take a peek into an effective Newcomer Science classroom! Carol and Michele discuss strategies for teaching grade level standards to students who are just beginning to learn the language.

Do you want motivated students? The bad news is that you can’t motivate them. The GREAT news is that we know how to help them motivate themselves.

In this episode, Carol Salva (@mssalvac) speaks with Kelly Reider of the English Learner Portal. Find out more about Kelly’s work at englishlearnerportal.com

For notes on today’s episode, visit Carol’s blog:…

In this episode, Carol is joined by Katie Toppel(@Toppel_ELD), Katie Gardner (@gardnerkb1), Jenny Vo (@JennyVo15) and our president, Karen Lewis (@KarenElizLewis). Carol is returning from #TxTESOL2017 and connects with her guests on their learning…

In this episode, Carol reflects on the reading class for Students with interrupted formal education (SIFE) experiences.

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On today’s show, Carol continues to explore her own ESL practice, and offers 4 messages for Language Learners.

You can read more about the show at http://salvac.edublogs.org/2017/10/15/four-messages-for-language-learners/

Tina has lived and worked in North Texas throughout her career as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist, and district program coordinator. She has overseen an elementary bilingual program that serves almost 10,000 students and now supports…

Tan Huynh knows firsthand what its like to be an English Language learner. He is a passionate voice in the ESL/ELL community and when you listen to this episode of Boosting Achievement you’ll learn why! Tan can be reached on Twitter at @TanELLclassroom

In this first episode of Boosting Achievement, Carol Salva talks about her passion for working with ESL learners and her desire to share her learning, as well as draw from the learning of others.