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Hope csp reflection Sep 19, 2016
Working at this independent school has been a great and challenging experience for me. The biggest challenge? I have never taught in a classroom where I was the ethnic minority. I have never taught in a classroom where the group wasn’t Latino. That was a big shift and certainly something...
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Academically Free reflection Sep 03, 2016

After teaching at an oppressive, regimented, “turn around” school district, I can now say I know what it means to be academically free. Those who’ve taught in such spaces understand what I mean when I use those words above. It’s a space where all my steps are watched, all...

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Caliban oh, Caliban! books csp Jul 18, 2016

As part of a professional development session, we offered about racial identity and how that relates to teaching, we discussed Caliban from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. We analyzed him as the first indigenous person in the Western literary imagination. We thought about how he was...

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Goodies books ell resources Jul 17, 2016

This is an ever-growing list of resources we recommend. They can help to develop a theoretical framework from which to operate in order to successfully create safe and inclusive classroom spaces for students.

Articles

Jackson, Karen Keaton. “Chapter 9: The Power of Their Texts by David E....

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Multilingual Speakers in the U.S. bilingual ed ell Nov 28, 2015

Our Beliefs

We believe that bilingual education is a civil right.

We believe that students of color learning a second language in public schools are currently under attack through intense high stakes standardized testing that goes against research indications of productive educational...

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