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.
August 06, 2016
Think of this: out of all the people in the world, the universe conspired to bring the group of us together in this room right now.
July 28, 2016
July is winding down to a close, and some of us are preparing to re-enter our classrooms. Even if you're not, you may have had enough of a break to begin wondering, What will I do next year?
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 30, 2016
Please don't live in a place of cynicism and melancholy for too long. Take the time to heal, and know that places exist that love and accept and know how special you are. And if you feel like they don't, you are filled with an infinite capacity to love enough to create those spaces.
June 24, 2016
"Today, I know not to let any event, circumstance, or person get in the way of my learning, because I--and I alone-- have power over that."
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?