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Youth Poetry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx8cSGW4k8&feature=youtu.be Click here for more. Get LitOn Saturday mornings, Get Lit Players aren’t drooling on their pillows or watching TV. They come from all over the city of Los Angeles to recite and write poetry. Many...

Six Myths about Emergent Bilinguals

There are enough myths about emergent bilinguals to drive English learner (EL) educators crazy trying to correct them all. We’ve gathered six of the most common myths and looked to see if, by dispelling...

Introducing ‘School’

Q1: What activity can’t parents get kids to sit still for? Q2: What activity can’t parents get kids to stop doing? A1: Online school. A2: Video games.This juxtaposition is particularly powerful considering linguist James...

Safety First

Here are five steps that all districts should take when implementing student safety procedures and protocols for 1:1 devices and online access. With eight schools, 5,000 students, and a 1:1 Chromebook initiative across all...

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

America-jin desuka? Nai, Africa-jin desu. Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for my train, a young boy aged about six traveling with his mother sat next to...

Anti-Racism Resources

Dismantling Racism: Working from the Inside Out Ayanna Cooper provides resources that support anti-racism, equity, and access in the U.S. The Weaponization of English Kisha C. Bryan and JPB Gerald examine coded language, position statements, and the...

Creating Community by Reading Aloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has unearthed so many challenges for our loved ones and our communities. In my work as a literacy advocate, I think about our children who have been so deeply affected by...

Building on 40 Years of Language Advocacy

On Feb. 3–5, 2021, advocates from all over the U.S. will gather virtually to celebrate 40 years of the Joint National Committee on Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) during...

Leading and Learning

As debilitating as many of the events of 2020 have been, as we end the year, more recent events have proved that we have persevered and are moving in a positive direction despite these...

From Silence to Conversation: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a Time

Dan: What is one of the most common barriers to facilitating the shift from silence to oracy for multilingual learners, and how can we work to overcome it? Tonya: This shift is about changing habits,...
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