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Evaluating all Teachers of English Learners and Students with Disabilities

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Teacher evaluation can be a valuable tool for evaluators and teachers alike. But it should never be used in a “one-size-fits-all” manner, especially when evaluating all teachers who work with the nation’s growing numbers of English learners (ELs) and students with disabilities.Just as these diverse students’ needs require nuanced teaching methods, the evaluations of all teachers who work with these students require unique considerations. Such considerations are precisely what you’ll learn in this comprehensive, action-oriented book. Drawing on a focused array of authoritative research on supporting the success of ELs and students with disabilities, case studies, and action plans, the authors detail:

    • • Four principles for inclusive teacher evaluation of diverse learners that are compatible with the Danielson and Marzano frameworks
    • • Sample specialized “look-fors” that evaluators can use and adapt to recognize effective teaching of ELs and students with disabilities
    • • Strategies for coaching teachers of ELs and students with disabilities who need more support reaching these learners

Teaching ELs and students with disabilities can be one of the most challenging experiences in an educator’s career, and also one of the most rewarding if educators have the tools they need. With this book, your school can become a leader in the field by taking part in conversations that center on equitable teaching of diverse learners as well as valid evaluation of those who serve them in classrooms.

Chapter 1 - Need for an Inclusive Teacher Evaluation Framework

Chapter 2 - Foundations of Education of English Learners

Chapter 3 - Foundations of Education of Students with Disabilities

Chapter 4 -Principle 1: Committing to Equal Access for All Learners

Chapter 5 - Principle 2: Preparing to Support Diverse Learners

Chapter 6 - Principle 3: Reflective Teaching Using Evidence-Based Strategies

Chapter 7 - Principle 4: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Community

Chapter 8 - Empowering Educators Through Coaching


Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD, president and founder of SupportEd, established the company in 2011 as a way to serve educators who work to help multilingual learners (MLs) realize their full potential. Dr. Staehr Fenner is an author of six educational learning books. She is a frequent keynote presenter on ML education at conferences across North America. She spent a decade as an ESOL teacher, dual language assessment teacher, and ESOL assessment specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA and taught English in Mexico and Germany. She earned her Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Literacy at George Mason University. She earned her MAT in TESOL at the School for International Training and her Masters in German at Penn State University. She lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband and three school-age kids who learned math and science through Spanish in their public elementary school. Dr. Staehr Fenner grew up on a dairy farm in New York State’s Finger Lakes region and is a first-generation college graduate.

ISBN: 9781483358574

Release Date: March 2015

Page Count: 272

Publisher: Corwin

Format: Paperback

Language: English


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