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.

Portraits of Collaboration

Portraits of collaboration

Written in collaboration with all the teachers featured in this chapter and Kelley Cordeiro, Research Assistant

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

Ralph WaldoEmerson


In this chapter, we'll tell you what we know. We visited or interviewed numerous teachers who are engaged in collaborative teaching practices to benefit ELLs on a daily basis. We selected six exemplary ESL specialists and their collaborative teachers working at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to be showcased in the following case studies. Each case study starts with a snapshot describing who the teachers are, what they teach, where they work, when they collaborate, and why they believe in collaborative practices. The case studies will reveal the featured teachers' unique collaborative contexts, common and ...

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