Getting to Know Your Students

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One of the most important steps that teachers can take to help their English language learners (ELLs) succeed is also one of the most basic: getting to know their students. Even students at the beginning stages of learning English can share information about their families and experiences. Learn how to get started from the ideas in these resources.

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In this excerpt from ASCD’s February 2016 edition of Educational Leadership, which focuses on ELLs, Colorín Colorado Manager Lydia Breiseth offers ideas for building productive relationships with diverse ELL families. While the full digital edition is only available to subscribers, a hard copy of this issue can be purchased from ASCD.