Benefits of Collaboration between the ESOL Teacher and the Library Media Specialist

Kelly Paynter, Stacey Arnett


With class sizes, administrator expectations, and general workloads increasing, ESOL teachers can feel overwhelmed. This article describes the benefits that ESOL teachers may experience when collaborating with school library media specialists (LMSs) regarding the differentiation of instruction, collaborative planning of lessons, technology integration, and student relationships.


School libraries; teacher collaboration; IEL students; English language learners

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