This resource provides strategies and tools for using collaboration and co-teaching between general education teachers and ESL specialists to better serve the needs of English learners.
Chapter 2: Why is Collaboration Needed?
Why is Collaboration Needed?
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
This chapter underscores the benefits of collaboration, which supports all regular classroom responsibilities, as well as various school activities such as curriculum committees, faculty conferences, and parent-teacher meetings. Each undertaking has a definite focus and meaningful purpose to which teachers subscribe. This chapter will guide educators to embrace the importance of teacher collaboration and understand the reasons why it must be an integral part in planning and delivering instruction for ELLs. We will systematically review the challenges ELLs, their teachers, and school administrators face and why collaboration may be an answer to the demands placed on them. We will emphasize that the ...