Monday, August 9, 2010

21st Century Learning Community

In Goode Company is proud to present "The Bridge: A 21st Century Learning Community". We plan to open the doors toward the end of September. The center will be located in the Plaza-Midwood area. The program will be for 100 students & will offer homework help, ESL, math, science, social studies, recreation & character development. We are excited to offer this new service to the community! We will keep you posted on details as they are finalized.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SES Launch

In Goode Company is excited to launch our SES program in Cabarrus, Iredell, Gaston & Guilford Counties! Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Rowan-Salisbury Schools will begin in December. We have seen our student numbers almost quintuple in just one years time. We are adding new tutors to our team daily. The next tutor training is scheduled for December 3! We hope to see many new faces there!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In Goode Company is seeking serious candidates for Tutoring positions throughout Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Cabarrus, Iredell & Rowan counties.
We are a new tutoring service in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Cabarrus, Iredell & Rowan counties. Seeking qualified, motivated tutors. In Goode Company tutors are creative individuals who contribute to a team environment. As an IGC Tutor, you will be trained to tutor students who speak English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or struggle with reading and/or mathematics. This is an exciting, fun and rewarding ground floor opportunity with room to advance.

Ideal Candidate Profile:
  • Bilingual Tutors (not required)
  • Previous classroom experience is a plus (not required)
  • Manage a Class Environment
  • ESL & Non-ESL Teachers
  • Can creatively approach each student as an individual
  • Contributes to a fun learning environment for students
  • Can work in a team
  • Can take direction & critique
  • Lives the definition of fun
  • Values Education
  • Is proactive in planning
  • Positive Attitude is a MUST
  • Can work without supervision
This is a Gossip-Free Environment with competitive pay. Training and planning time will be paid with potential for promotions, bonuses and incentives.
Please submit your current contact information, resume & a completed job application below [PDF | 64.0 KB] and fax or mail it in ASAP (fax number is on the application).

Fax your resume to In Goode Company at 704-749-9216.
Located in Mint Hill, NC

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Staff Training, Workshops &; Leadership Development

Hello fellow Educators!

In Goode Company is quickly becoming a leader in professional development in North Carolina. Our company offers various workshops on topics ranging from strategies and modifications for literacy, math and science to how to build relationships in multi-ethnic classrooms.

The standards and practices in education are ever changing. In Goode Company has researched the best practices and offers practical implementation in the field of education.

Workshop Topics
  • ESL Strategies and Modifications
  • Improving Reading Performance Among English Language Learners
  • Math for all Students
  • Science Connections
  • True Co-Teaching
  • Alternatives to Retention
  • Dancing Around the Retention Shuffle
  • Reading and Teaching ELL's
  • Building Relationships
  • Parent Involvement
  • Cultural and Language Backgrounds
  • Grading for Exceptional Students
  • Basics of English as a Second Language
  • WIDA Standards and ACCESS for ELL's - Coming Soon!
  • And many more topics!
For more workshop information, visit In Goode Company's Staff Training, Workshops & Leadership Development resource listings.

Please visit our website and view our complete list of workshops & descriptions or call us at 704.969.4391 for a quote today. Our competitively priced workshop programs offer highly qualified presenters with topics your staff & colleagues need to hear. We will help to create a workshop package appropriate for your school's needs.

Thanks for taking some time to learn more about In Goode Company!

Best Regards,
Rebekah Goode, Coordinator

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Comprehensible Input

Stephen Krashen (1981) proposed a hypothesis of language acquisition called the input hypothesis. Krashen notes that the most critical component for acquiring a language is adequate input that is fine-tuned to a learner's level of proficiency - something Krashen terms comprehensible input. The input hypothesis stresses receptive skills because students understand more than they can produce. Consequently, teachers should provide abundant comprehensible input via meaningful activities and reduce formal study with worksheet and skills drill.
In Goode Company has been founded on the above premise. We have seen far too many English Language Learner's frustrated by standardized tests and tasks too difficult or meaningless for their needs. In Goode Company strives to make learning understandable and meaningful for all learners. We have found literature and personal experience are two powerful tools to make this possible and help students to reach the academic goals set before them. We will allow for talk and curiosity. We will create students who are able to discover and make sense of the world.

Krashen (1981) Second language acquisition and second language learning. Oxford: Pergamon.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

ESL Teaching Resources

Here are some very useful articles, books and publications we've found online recently discussing English teaching methodology. Hope you find them as useful and interesting as we do. If you have any suggestions for any additions to the list PLEASE let us know.


“Problematizing Language Teaching Methods,” BAL KRISHNA SHARMA

“TESOL methods: Changing Tracks and Challenging Trends,” B. KUMARAVADIVELU

“The Concept of Method, Interested Knowledge, and the Politics of Language Teaching,” ALASTAIR PENNYCOOK

“Teaching English as a missionary language,” A PENNYCOOK, S COUTAND-MARIN

“Method: Approach, Design, and Procedure,” Jack C. Richards and Ted Rodgers


English Teaching Forum (free)


The Modern Language Journal


“Non-native educators in English language teaching,” GEORGE BRAINE

“Approaches and methods in language teaching,” JACK C. RICHARDS, THEODORE STEPHEN RODGERS

“Speech Acts Across Cultures,” SUSAN M. GASS, JOYCE NEU

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rebekah Goode Bio

Rebekah Goode is the founder and Coordinator of In Goode Company. During her high school years she became interetsed in working with individuals who speak languages other than English. After several mission trips to Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Poland, Rebekah decided to spend time in Maracay, Venezuela teaching and studying at The Language College. When she returned to the United States, she began teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL) throughout North Carolina.
Rebekah has taught at the elementary, secondary and college levels. She is interetsed in languages and cultures throughout the world and in making the transition for immigrants/refugees to the United States as smooth as possible.
Rebekah currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband (In Goode Company Co-founder and Marketing Specialist)Pete Goode and their daughter, Charli.

BA-Hispanic Studies, East Carolina Univeristy
M. Ed. - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) The Univeristy of North Carolina at Charlotte