All children, including DLLs, can benefit socially and academically from being in classrooms with high quality teacher-child interactions as measured by CLASS®. While the CLASS tool is not intended to be a measure of specific DLL best practices, several recent studies find CLASS to be a valid instrument for predicting development and learning among DLLs.
Teachstone developed these resources to help teachers:
On this page, you will find resources to help you learn about teaching practices to support dual language learners and how these practices crosswalk with the Pre-K CLASS dimensions.
In these seven videos, you will see many dual language learner teaching strategies in action. A few videos are in English, a few are in Spanish, and several contain a mix of both languages.
Teachstone has curated some online resources to help you deepen your knowledge, The resources below can help you understand benefits of bilingualism, implement a Classroom Language Model, and support all dual language learners in your classroom.