All children in grades preK-6 are English Math-Language Learners.

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All children in grades preK-6 are English Math-Language Learners.

You may not have any identified English Language Learners in your classroom, but today I will show you why all children in grades preK-6 should be considered ELL students when it comes to math.

In this edition of your Sunday Zap of Wynn I’ll share three typical mistakes we make by teaching without purposeful thought being given to our language.

We know from research and quite frankly, from classroom experience, that often times children who struggle with math are really struggling with the language of mathematics. These students can do what you’re asking- if only they knew what you were talking about.

Be sure to be clear.

Watch today’s Zap of Wynn. Then share some of your experiences in language confusion with us in the comments below.

| teaching | September 30, 2012

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Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

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