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There is an increase in newcomers and ELL students all over the country. As school counselors, we of course want to serve and help them as best as we can! Today, I am joined by Beth Vaucher who has some wonderful insight into how school counselors can help new ELL students.

School counselors can play a very important role in helping newcomers adjust to a school in a new country. In this episode, Beth is sharing the importance of building a strong relationship with these students, tips for how to help them feel more comfortable, and how to support ELL and newcomer parents.

Beth Vaucher is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL-certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction, combined with her experience, has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe.

She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years of teaching, living abroad, and working with ELLs from around the world. You can find out more resources to support ELLs on or in her Teachers Pay Teachers store, Inspiring Young Learners.

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Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Who is Beth Vaucher and what is her background

  • Why building relationships with newcomers is so important

  • 2 ways school counselors can help newcomers feel comfortable and safe

  • How a buddy or mentor can help ease confusion

  • 2 ways you can support newcomer parents and build strong relationships with them

  • How picture cards can help newcomers, especially in the first few days

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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