Teacher Leadership: Weekly Tips From ESL Teacher to Staff


What kind of initiative are you taking to be an advocate at school?  There are many ways to be an advocate.  One of them is to share information with other staff to help them understand the students and immigrant families better.  Here is one way of going about it.  this teacher sends out weekly messages to the school staff:

​Every class I take about teaching ELL students tells us the importance of knowing your students on a more personal level.  In order to educate them we must understand their culture and where they come from.  Many of you all have noticed that we having a growing number of students from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  Honduras currently has the highest murder rate in the world and Guatemala and El Salvador are close behind.  The Honduran government basically fell apart years ago and now the country has been taken over by…

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