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.

When do Teachers and ESL Specialists Collaborate and Co-Teach?

When do teachers and ESL specialists collaborate and co-teach?

A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books.



The benefits of collaborative practices are well established, yet impediments to consistent and meaningful professional conversations and other collaborative opportunities regarding instruction for ELLs persist. Lack of time is often cited as a major factor, which prevents teachers from exchanging ideas, jointly planning lessons, evaluating individual student progress on a regular basis, and discussing appropriate interventions. This chapter will identify time frames in which collaboration among teachers can take place successfully. We will examine favorable occasions already built into current schedules as well as offer sample templates to consider and schedules for ...

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