Monday, March 25, 2013

Teachers-to-be from other countries visit Lindbergh Schweitzer

Student teachers from foreign countries are visiting Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School in Clairemont to observe how language arts are taught to native and non-native speakers in the US.

This year, Kelly Smith, a UC San Diego Extension instructor, brought her classes for a look at transitional kindergarten, grades 1, 2 and 6. Her students are from around the globe, including South Korea, Japan and Brazil.
Jessica Coelho  Jessica Coehlo, an English Learner Support Teacher, demonstrated a lesson where as many as five different languages are native to the students. Making the lesson easy for all the students to be successful in their language challenges is evident as the students smile, laugh, and help each other with the questions.
"These future teachers will return to their homelands to teach English to their students," said Principal Deanne Rohde/ "They were delighted by our teachers' colorful bulletin boards, and took photos of posters, window displays, and student work — great examples to take with them."

Students observing students is another way Lindbergh Schweitzer is reaching out to the community to strengthen the future of teaching and learning in the classroom, here at home and overseas. For additional information contact Media Production Assistant Julie Harris at or 858-496-8400.