I am an instructional coach for high school content teachers with ELLs in their classes. Though I am a peer, some teachers are not open to making adjustments in their instructional styles no matter what I suggest (passive resistance so to speak). These same teachers have struggling ELLs and low CST scores and redesignation rates for the ELLs in their classes. They are highly experienced, but don't see a problem. I share my successes/failures/insights, etc., but meet a "weak response." I will not give up however. I turn to you as a savvy community to possibly share some approaches that might open these guys up to change.
Any assistance or suggestions would be appreciated not only by me but also by those struggling ELLs in those content classes.