Ensuring Professionalism through a Multicultural Lens

Schools are the places in which immigrant students encounter and learn the values of the majority culture.
Underlying Principles
• All teachers are language teachers.
• Teachers who are effective with English Learners require an understanding of classroom research.
• Teachers who are effective with English Learners need opportunities for professional growth. 
Creating a positive learning environment that is respectful and responsive to the learning needs of all students is necessary for students to succeed.
The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teachers of English Learners. From TESOL, a great resource. Focus o principle #6 for engaging and collaborating within a community of practice for specific ideas related to the advocacy role of teachers of ELs.
EL Educators to follow on Twitter. These social media accounts are excellent resources and exemplars of online collaboration.

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