Just one of many points made this week by the Vintner:
Think about the concept of a “language parent.”
The teacher is the language parent. All you want to do is communicate with the kids. So, do what is necessary to make that happen. My mom was the “language parent” to my wife and my wife owes the majority of her acquisition to her. And my mom doesn’t have any “training in teaching languages.” She just wanted to understand and be understood.
Admins don’t actually read the research. They don’t have time. If or when they do read it, they do not really grasp it. How could