Tools for Teachers by Laurah J
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Complete research packet to guide students step-by-step in completing a research project. This is for a an editable PDF download, so that you can...
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This handout walks students through creating their own product and advertisement using propaganda techniques they've learned in class. No preview...
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Organizers that can help students record the important information they've located for a research report on a plant or animal. These organizers a...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently an ESOL coach for my district, working with both ESOL and mainstream teachers to help them differentiate and improve the quality of their instruction for English language learners. I currently work in Maryland, but spent several years teaching in North Carolina, and I completed my student teaching in Tennessee as well. During my career, I have worked with students in grades K-8, though most of my attention has been focused on the upper grades, 4-8. I have been invited to Busan, S. Korea, twice to conduct 2 week teacher training seminars on Content Based English Instruction for English language learners, and I am SIOP trained. In addition, I also lead numerous Continuing Professional Development courses, workshops, and focus groups for teachers in my district. In addition to my MS, I also have a BA degree in Spanish and Mass Communications.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am very passionate about my job and working with teachers to help ELLs. When I was in the classroom, I spent hours at home planning lessons and creating materials to use in my classroom. Many of my materials were originally designed for use in the ESL classroom, however, they can easily be used or adapted for use in the mainstream classroom by students of every ability level.
My teaching style is very laid back. My students always knew that as long as they follow directions, we will have a great time in class!
I believe in catering to students' multiple intelligences and providing an area where they are excited to come and learn.
In my ESOL classes, I believed very highly in the value of reading and literacy, and worked hard to impress it upon my students as well. I also believe in the value of literacy across the content areas. I have many products in my store for each subject area, as well as several that are interdisciplinary. Most products are aligned with CCSS and WIDA standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Summa Cum Laude, Master of Science
Teacher of the Month

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.S. in Foreign Language and ESL Education from University of Tennessee, 2008
B.A. in Journalism and Spanish from Carson-Newman College, 2006

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I are natives of Knoxville, TN. We have no children, but do enjoy spending time with our niece and nephew when we can. We also enjoy spending time in the modern middle ages at SCA events. Catch up with me on my blog, The ESOL Odyssey. Find Tools for Teachers by Laurah Jurca on FaceBook.