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"Even with well-trained teachers and policies in place, closing the gap for English learners is often difficult because of school leaders' lack of training and background in English learner and program needs. With Collaboration and Coteaching for English Learners: A Leader's Guide, Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove provide a much-needed road map for success to school leaders.
"Now that proposed amendments to the law in New York State require that fifteen percent of professional development hours for all teachers and administrators be specific to the needs of ELLs, language acquisition and cultural competency, this publication could not be more timely. Thank you for facilitating the task with this book. Collaboration and co-teaching for ELLs would not be possible without the knowledge and endorsement of the administrators."
"This new book for school leaders by Honigsfeld and Dove comes at a time when many states are saying that every teacher is regarded as a teacher of ELLs. Immigrant populations are increasing not only in cities but also in suburban and rural areas. Additionally, there is a renewed emphasis on teaching academic language and content together.
"Whether you are a beginning supervisor or an experienced administrator, you will appreciate what you can find in Collaboration and Co-Teaching: A Leader's Guide. Honigsfeld and Dove have written an invaluable resource for instructional leaders who work with English Language Learners. Filled with ideas and strategies, this user friendly guide provides schools leaders with tips and tools on working collaboratively for the success of our diverse learners."
"Collaboration is at the heart of good teaching and learning. In order for ELLs to flourish in schools, collaboration requires a school culture of rich personal relationships among teachers and children. Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leaders’ Guide is a much needed book for school leaders across the United States and world, offering practical advice and resources for creating a collaborative approach that is important for all teachers. "
“In the face of a demographic imperative, Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leader’s Guide is an important, informative, and indispensible resource for practicing teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, and legislators of educational policy. The book should be used to prepare school leaders to engage in collaborative leadership practices that support culturally and linguistically diverse students.
"I have found Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners to be invaluable both as I train teachers in a large community-based English as a New Language program, where we utilize co-teaching, and as a resource for the online professional development I facilitate for teachers around the world. I am excited to have a leader’s guide accompanying the original publication and look forward to using the professional learning activities in it in my work. Andrea and Maria have found a way to expand upon a great resource. "
"Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leaders Guide is a critical addition to every new and experienced educational leader’s bookshelf. Schools that succeed with increasingly diverse populations are able to leverage every asset through collaborations and partnerships. This is a guidebook by trusted experts that will help any preK - 12 program follow that path to success. The dynamic features included in the book make it equally effective as a personal resource and as material for professional development."
“District wide, we have used Collaboration and Co-Teaching to strengthen the types of support that ELL Specialists offer classroom teachers. Having a systematic process collaborating to create a school wide success model for ELL students benefits everyone in education with the reward of student achievement. We have all known for a long time that ELL students spend the majority of their time in classrooms, only some of which are rich with resources and strategies.
"Common vision, common language, common goals. Bringing administrators and staff together to create an inclusive environment and support English learners. New and seasoned administrators will benefit from the leadership practices detailed in this text."
"In this book, Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leader’s Guide, Honigsfeld and Dove continue sharing their experience and expertise in collaboration for English Language Learner success, this time focusing on school leaders.
"I can’t begin to explain my excitement of having Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leader's Guide to reference those schools and districts I work closely with in the implementation of co-teaching and collaboration. Finally, a tool that equips systems, leaders, and teachers with a framework that encompasses the culture of collaboration and takes it to the next level.
"Honigsfeld and Dove’s Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners : A Leader's Guide text provides much needed insight and depth to this important educational topic. Based on their professional experiences, solid research and field-vetted practices, the authors unearth to the essential issues of collaboration in co-teaching in schools.
"As we understand the wide diversity among English language Learners today, it becomes essential for all staff to work together including principals, assistant principals, ESL teachers, classroom teachers, academic intervention specialists, content area teachers, instructional coaches and paraprofessionals to meet the academic and social needs of the English language learners in their school. Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove answer seven key questions in this book on collaborative services, models, curriculum development, instruction, collaborative teaching, p
"For the past several years, we have used the Collaboration and Co-Teachingbook (Honigsfeld & Dove) to guide the professional learning work for ESOL and content teachers at all levels. This new book, Collaboration and Co-Teaching: A Leaders Guide is an excellent resource to help district level leaders and principals create an effective and coherent plan to help teachers maximize student learning for English language learners (ELLs) in a co-taught content classroom setting.
"School leaders face daunting challenges to address the communities they serve and needs of students in the schoolhouse. Chief among those challenges is the need to foster a collaborative school environment that promotes effective English language learning. Collaboration and Co-Teaching for ELLs: A Leader's Guide provides leaders with an approach that works flexibly and effectively in schools that serve English language learners.
"Honigsfeld and Dove have done it again! This dynamic duo has created a timely, informative, easy-to-read resource for educational leaders who see the value in a more collaborative approach to meet the needs of their English learners. This book is an essential read for administrators and teacher leaders who are seeking practical suggestions grounded in research to create collaborative school environments that promote academic achievement of all learners."
"I respect and appreciate that Honigsfeld and Dove did not just use a theoretical framework to create Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leaders Guide, but used research and active school leaders to help bring this book to life.
"As schools struggle to interpret the demands of CCSS, the growing needs of ELLs are often left in the margin or addressed through superficial approaches such as add-on strategies in teachers' manuals or undeveloped collaborative models of teaching that relegate ESL teachers to the role of classroom aides. Honigsfeld and Dove are leaders in promoting a different vision in which the expertise of all teachers is brought to the task of deeply engaging ELs in rigorous academic learning to meet the new standards.
"In one of the most linguistically diverse boards in Canada, a focus on supporting English language learners through collaboration and co-teaching is a moral imperative. Throughout our district-wide, three-year project Collaborative Inquiry Learning in Literacy (CIL-L), the Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners text has provided the pedagogical stance for many of our instructional leaders both at the district and school level to move the work forward. It confirms what we know and believe in Peel.