This will be a short post.
I just wanted to share how proud I am of my two newest ESL students.
They spent several periods over the last week researching about a “person of interest” in social studies.
The task was to find out their person’s contribution and why it’s still important to us today.
Then, they had to prepare a brief PPT presentation – three to four slides long – to share with their classmates.
My students researched Aesop and King Leonidas, respectively.
We practiced in class and then they were ready. In fact, they were more than ready. They were fantastic! They were both calm and very self-assured. I think their classmates were pleasantly surprised.
This was a milestone for both of them; they took a risk and were successful.
Did I already say how proud I am of them?
Cross posted to Tuesday Slice of Life at Two Writing Teachers.