The ranks of students who speak English as a second language continues to grow. In this segment, we share proven tips to quickly connect and build relationships with ELLs.
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Mary Renck Jalongo is editor-in-chief of Early Childhood Education Journal and the author or editor of over 30 books. She is also editor of the series Educating the Young Child, published by Springer. Karen N. Nemeth, Ed.M. is an author, consultant and presenter focusing on improving early childhood education for children who are dual language learners. She holds leadership positions at NABE, TESOL and NAEYC and hosts a resource website at www.languagecastle.com. After teaching middle school for eleven years, John Spencer is now a professor of instructional technology at George Fox University. He is passionate about creativity, design thinking, and digital literacy. He blogs at spencerideas.org.