Lessons Learned from New Teachers of English Language Learners

What do new teachers of English language learners (ELLs) wish they had known when they started? What lessons have they learned? See what these new teachers (and some of our favorite veteran educators) have to say. For additional information, see New to Teaching ELLs?


These videos were produced with the generous support of our founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers. We're very grateful to the AFT for its support of this project and for giving us the change to interview teachers at AFT's TEACH conference.

Video Interviews

Featured video: Supporting an ELL with special needs

Playlist: Tips from new teachers of ELLs

Playlist: New teachers share student success stories

Playlist: New teachers share examples of collaboration

Playlist: Expert advice for new teachers of ELLs

Related Interviews

Whether you are brand new to the teaching profession or are a veteran educator who is just starting to work with ELLs, you'll find these additional tips from other ELL educators helpful!