5 Things ESL Teachers Wish Homeroom Teachers Knew


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There are so many important positions in every school but sometimes it can be challenging to understand just what each person does and does not do. As ESL teachers, we may have come across some misconceptions that other staff members have about us and our role. We all want to work together as best as possible so that we can help our ELL students be successful. In order to do that, we may need to help other staff members understand what it is that we do and how we help our students.

It is so important that ESL teachers and homeroom teachers are on the same page when it comes to helping our ELL students. There may be assumptions made from both sides simply because there isn’t a clear understanding of each teacher’s position. If we can address these assumptions, we can work better together to provide a high quality learning experience for our students which is everyone’s goal!

In this episode, I am sharing five reminders to help in building a relationship between ESL and homeroom teachers, where these misconceptions may come from, and how to move past them to best serve ELL students.

I would love to hear what other misconceptions you have experienced as an ESL teacher. Send me a message on Instagram @equippingells and let’s keep the list going!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why it’s important to address misconceptions about our role as ESL teachers
  • Five reminders to begin conversations as you are building a relationship with homeroom teachers
  • Where these misconceptions about ESL teachers may be coming from
  • How to address these misconceptions in order to build a solid relationship with homeroom teachers that help ELLs soar


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We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.

Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.


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