Teacher Ya Po Cha, teacher Elizabeth Villanueva, student teacher Billy William Ivy, biligual aide Alma Avalos, and student Amanda Martinez provide their thoughts on recruiting teachers of color. In addition, I include comments from readers.
Teachers Antoine Germany, James Pale, Dominique Williams and Evelyn Ramos; and student Jacquelin Estrada contribute their thoughts on the need for more teachers of color.
Gloria Ladson-Billings, Travis J. Bristol, and Terrenda Corisa White provide written responses to this week's topic: How Can We Increase the Ranks of Teachers of Color?
The new question-of-the-week is: What Needs To Happen To Recruit & Retain More Teachers Of Color?
Kathryn Haydon, Dr. Lindsey Moses, and Lori DiGisi - and readers - contribute their thoughts on supporting English Language Learners in the age of Common Core.
Educators Wendi Pillars, Virginia Rojas, Debbie Zacarian, and Maria Montalvo-Balbed share their suggestions for how best to implement Common Core Standards with English Language Learners.
An educator who wishes to remain anonymous asks: The CCSS hold a big challenge for ESL teachers, but at the same time, give us the freedom to choose appropriate materials, strategies, etc. So my question is: How can the school/administration make sure that these ELLs are getting quality (services) education?
Here are the ten most popular posts appearing in this blog during 2014.
Sean McComb, P.J. Caposey, Cindi Rigsbee, A. William Place, Jennifer Fredricks and several readers share their thoughts on the role of "care" in the age of standards.
Educators Andre Perry, Sara Ahmed, Kristine Mraz, Sean Slade, and Mai Xi Lee provide responses to the question: "How does caring relate to our current focus on standards in education?"