About Franchesca Warren

For fifteen years Franchesca taught English/Language Arts in two urban districts in Atlanta, Georgia, and Memphis, Tennessee. Increasingly frustrated with decisions being made about public education from people who were not in the classroom, in 2012 she decided to start a blog about what it was really like to teach in public schools. In the last four years, The Educator's Room has grown to become the premiere source for resources, tools, and strategies for all things teaching and learning. To learn more about Franchesca Warren's work, please visit www.franchescalanewarren.com.


Publisher’s Note: The year 2013 was  a great year here at The Educator’s Room. We recruited more classroom teachers to write for our publication, launched our first Virtual 5K, interviewed teachers who were catapulted into the national spotlight by refusing to back down, started a Change.org petition to combat corporate reform  and started using video chats to discuss issues in education. With over 1 million page views this year, over 15,000 Facebook “Likes” and thousands of Social Media Impressions we are confident that more teachers are indeed the experts in education. We are going to spend this week “running” the 15 articles that will help you transform your teaching! 


ELL15. Push In Versus Pull Out in ESL Classrooms by Claire McMahon


English language learners can be found in almost every public school across America. There are many different programs and models for these students to learn and acquire their new language of instruction. If there is a freestanding ESL (English as a second language) program at the school, then the English teacher has implemented either push-in, pull-out, or even a combination of the two. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. In my years of teaching I’ve used both models and have seen first hand the effects each can have on the students.

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