From the Office of
Here are the top ten
reasons why EL
teachers are so
10. EL teachers can magically
communicate with people with
whom they don’t share a common
9. Are the teachers who all the
students want to join when they take
their small groups... “Awwww, I
want to go with Ms./Mr. ______!
When do I get to go with Ms./Mr.
________! It’s not fair, I never get
to go with Ms./Mr. ________!”
8. They have decorated their
classrooms (or carts) with beautiful
art from all around the world.
7. Have tried at least three of the
following foods and now eat or drink
them regularly: pho soup, sambusa, spring
rolls, sticky rice, tricolor desert, pupusa,
empanada, kimchi, mochi, atole, horchata,
jamaica, ceviche, mole, pozole, halwa, Somali
rice, papaya salad…
6. Can CALP their BICS, or BICS
their CALP on demand and when
5. Have a 2nd marriage (and
sometimes a 3rd, 4th, 5th …..) and
have 25 or more kids with each of
4. Never have to go to yoga class,
because they are already so
3. Can swear in and/or understand
inappropriate words and body parts
in at least three languages other
2. Have become experts in valence
electrons, human migration, writing
argumentative text, and
pythagorean theorem just this year.
1. Would have a hard time deciding
between hearing Stephen Krashen
speak and going to see their favorite
Thank you for everything
that you do.
From: Erika the Giraffe, Kareem, Sana
& Omar, The Tall Hat People and The
Short Hat People, the Emperor
penguin chick, and your TOSAs.