Getting to Know Your Students
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.
- 10 Strategies for Building Relationships with ELLs
- Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment
- How to Create a Welcoming Classroom Environment for ELLs
- Getting to Know Your ELLs: Six Steps for Success
- Getting to Know Our Families’ Cultural and Social Assets: The View from Dearborn, MI
Finding a Friend After Hurricane Maria
A warm welcome for immigrant families in the front office
Using Colorín Colorado tips for creating a welcoming classroom
Learning more from ELL families on student background
Student scenario for over-identification: Li
Gathering information for students who don’t have school records
Evaluating factors such as culture, language, and student background
"She knows they are already brilliant"
Spotlight on ELLs
Creating a welcoming environment for high school ELLs
What to do first: Creating a welcoming ELL classroom environment
Research and Reports
Getting to Know ELL Families
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.