"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." - Nelson Mandela
A great teacher preparation tool for working with students who are English-language learners...This YouTube video chronicles the teaching methods of Mrs. Isabella Yurkovetsky, who could be considered a "warm demander". This video shares some of the in-class procedures she uses, such as establishing ground rules, giving each student a role to be accountable for, and ensuring students know the proper vocabulary for commonly used objects. I personally love this video because you see all these young students from different language backgrounds being brought together to learn as a community, and being a person who gravitates towards the visual, it really captures my attention to see this pedagogy of warm demand in action. This teaching practice can be applied to students of all ages, as the student roles can be altered to be age appropriate, or the level of vocabulary that is learned can be more complex for older students that younger ones.
This is a fun activity provided by the New York Times to have students learn more about the languages/dialects of their peers, and how they are similar or vary. Due to the fact that it is an interactive online quiz, it is required that this activity take place in a computer lab or a small number of computers, which may be a difficulty for a school that may not have the ease of access to technology. With the use of visuals and critical thinking questions, the students' thoughts are provoked and they have the ability to connect math, social studies and English at the same time. This lesson would probably be best received by middle and high school students.