Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model (#1)
As I had stated in previous papers, I had the opportunity to be trained in Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning (CLRTL) (Hollie, 2011). This quote gives a great overview to what Dr. Sharocky Hollie (2011) is trying to implement with CLRTL in education. For me, it essentially comes down to empathy in education. Having the mindset that one size indeed does not fit all, and that differentiation must go beyond assessments. Differentiation must be woven throughout instruction, practice, and relationships with your learners. We must take the time to train teachers in areas they need more understanding in. It would be sufficient to educate teachers on their personal biases, trends, cultural awareness, etc.
Echevarria, J., Vogt, M.., & Short, D.J. (2017). Making content comprehensible for english learners: The SIOP model (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.