Students and families for whom English is their second or third language do not process their day to day world, or learning, in the language or through the cultural lens that most public schools have deemed appropriate. Yet, we still push ahead with a mostly sink-or-swim take on ELL education.
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September 02, 2016
August 26, 2016
The value of creating "safe" spaces is to combat a society that has attempted to strip kinship away from us by telling us the things that connected us culturally were never worthwhile to begin it.
August 11, 2016
I believe that the creation of the platform is an essential, progressive step towards revolutionizing education.
July 22, 2016
To bring "equality" and "justice" to a system usually means having to disrupt that system to begin with.
July 13, 2016
If you weren't already committed to tackling the world's injustices before Pokémon Go came out, it probably wasn't the game's popularity that was stopping you.
June 16, 2016
They felt a sense of solidarity, alliance, support, were reminded of their power, and their acts of resistance.
June 10, 2016
What stories, topics, and discussions should we be having to enter our years to come with minds focused on serving students and communities better?
May 26, 2016
It's easy, at the end of the year, to lose sight of the "why"-- why are we in this work? What are we striving for? What does it mean to be an educator when we understand the vast and sometimes turbulent seas we want to help our students navigate?
May 20, 2016
We are all going to make mistakes when we have difficult conversations. We cannot deny our student the skills and space to have safe conversations about race simply because we're scared.
May 03, 2016
It is one thing to be "seen" in a classroom. It is another to know that someone else-- student, teacher, or even text-- sees not just you, but the cultural stories and traditions that you carry deep inside you and made you who you are.