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“This book will be the catalyst for transforming instruction for English language learners.”
—Dalane E. Bouillion, Associate Superintendent
Sprint I.S.D., Houston, TX
“The author offers a wealth of ideas, strategies, suggestions, tips, and tools for implementation. There are logical and helpful conclusions on nearly every page!”
—Cathy A. Patterson, Teacher and Former Assistant Principal
Evergreen Elementary School, Diamond Bar, CA
How to give English language learners every opportunity for success
Are you faced with the challenge of making sure that English language learners succeed? This practical book shows how to shape a school culture conducive to high academic achievement for all students. An award-winning former principal and a professional development specialist provide the steps for developing teacher capacity, applying successful instructional practices, and advocating for ELLs. Written in straightforward language with quick ...
Chapter 6: Resources for School Improvement in Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
Resources for School Improvement in Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
The Greatest Resource
In schools, you must trust and believe in students, teachers, parents, and communities, or the hope that makes growth possible diminishes and school becomes a building of work instead of an ideal of possibility. The synergy that is possible when people come together is a too-often untapped resource.
The greatest resource in the community of learners is trust. Trust is inherent in communities that share similar backgrounds. We often do not recognize it as trust—we recognize it as familiarity; we trust the other person is familiar with our situation and ...