Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and their Families

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December 2020
Teaching Tolerance

The recommendations in this guide were largely adapted from Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education, a professional development publication from Teaching Tolerance. The guide also leans heavily on tasks and strategies found on tolerance.org and on material developed by our legal colleagues at the Southern Poverty Law Center. In addition to best practices that can be applied throughout the school building, the guide includes at least one Teacher Leadership Spotlight in every section. These spotlights draw attention to ways in which teachers can take action outside the classroom to ensure ELL students and their families enjoy welcoming, equitable experiences at school.

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