256. Empowering English Language Learners: Featuring Andrea Bitner

Aspire to Lead, Andrea Bitner, Take Me Home, ELL Learners

In our recent enlightening discussion, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andrea Bitner to delve into the vital topic of supporting English Language Learners (ELLs) in our schools. Andrea, a distinguished educator and author of the book “Take Me Home,” provided invaluable insights into how we can create inclusive and empowering learning environments for ELLs. We explored a wealth of resources and practical tools that educators can readily implement in their classrooms to facilitate language acquisition and foster academic success. Andrea’s book, “Take Me Home,” serves as a beacon, guiding educators in their quest to provide the best possible educational experiences for ELLs. Join us in this illuminating conversation as we uncover strategies, share experiences, and empower educators to make a profound impact on the lives of English Language Learners.

Episode Highlights:

  • English Language Learners in Classrooms Across the Country
  • Common Challenges and Misconceptions
  • Tools for teachers in the classroom
  • What our Questions Teachers Should Be Asking When EL’s Arrive on Your Roster

About Andrea Bitner:

Andrea Bitner is an educator, author, and speaker.  She lives in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked with students in grades K-12 throughout her twenty-two years in public education from all around the world.   Her first book, “Take Me Home,” was published by Austin Macauley in July of 2021. “Take Me Home” is the true story of 11 of her former EL students who give a first-hand account of what it’s really like to become bilingual in America.  She is also a co-author of Chip Baker’s “The Impact of Influence-Volume 3 and Dr. Rick Jetter’s 100 No-Nonsense Things ALL School Leaders Shout STOP Doing.”  She teaches EL’s daily, and travels the country speaking and teaching educators how to teach and reach EL students, and effectively communicate with EL families!  

You can find Andrea at www.andreabitnerbooks.com, or on X and Linked In @BitnerAndrea

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