Making a Case for Supporting Students' Home Languages

In this video from Syracuse, NY, Areli Schermerhorn, a peer evaluator for ELL and bilingual educators, share how she encourages colleagues to support students' home languages. She also describes how she handled a situation in which another teacher told an Arabic-speaking student that "we don't speak that language here." This video is part of our special project on best practices for evaluating ELL educators from Syracuse, New York.