Having an ESL Best Practices Checklist is important for any English as a Second Language (ESL) educator. It provides structure and guidance for creating effective lesson plans and activities that are tailored to the needs of ESL learners. The checklist contains items such as teaching methods, classroom management strategies, assessment tools, and instructional materials which help to ensure that learners receive quality instruction and can progress in their language learning. In addition, having a checklist can help educators stay organized and make sure that they cover all important topics in the classroom.