Geared to ESL students, a biweekly coaching program to support non native English speakers thrive.
Tell us about your idea
Many counties currently partner with private companies to offer ESL coaching at home to k-12 students. Could we move this program to phone bi-weekly calls and make sure that coaches can continue to work wit the same students for the whole academic year?
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I used to be an ESL after school coach in Brooklyn - while the idea of the program was important, I received little to no training, no information about the student's academic performance and/or needs and I often ended helping the family with basic needs like accessing food instead not teaching. This support seems extra important when students are not going to school and receiving specific support to learn when English is their second language, but can we adapt this program to avoid the challenges it had in the past? Can we give coaches the right training and access to resources to support families meet basic needs?