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Creating a Welcoming Environment for MLs and Their Families

Audience
K-12 administrators, teachers, school counselors

Topic
Academic Language

Resource Type
Checklist

Format
PDF

Pages
1

Creating a Welcoming Environment for Multilingual Learners and their Families Checklist
Description

Making multilingual learners (MLs) and their families feel welcome at school is important and helps to build trusting relationships with MLs and their families. This checklist can be used to determine how welcoming your school is for MLs and their families.

Considerations

The checklist can be used by various stakeholders, such as administrators, teachers, school counselors, and families, to determine how welcoming the school is for MLs and their families based on various perspectives. Working groups comprised of these stakeholders can determine goals and action steps to make the school more welcoming.

Central office staff could use this tool to audit schools across a district to determine district-wide trends and action steps.

How It Works

Step 1: Review each of the following strategies to decide if you are currently making MLs and their families feel welcome in these ways.

Step 2: Consider the action steps you will take to create a more welcoming environment for MLs and their families.

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