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Seeing Themselves in the Story

In honor of Women’s History Month, this Pass the Mic article features an interview with Chanda Austin, author of Qiana’s Braids, which was inspired by the lack of representation of Black girls and their...

Parental Engagement Reimagined

Frequent, meaningful communication with parents is a cornerstone of student success, and in the wake of COVID disruptions, schools have realized just how critical open, two-way lines of communication are. Whether setting up remote...

Transformation in Online Teaching Environments

Without a doubt, the past two years have been unlike any others, and the pandemic has had an immense and cascading impact on economic, social, and educational systems around the world. In particular, teachers...

GOALLLLLL!

Because learning a new language is often a multiyear effort, learners require regular and consistent ways to understand their progress and link that progress back to the broader aim of being able to speak...

After Whiteness III

There have been two previous installments in this series. In the first, we spoke about some pedagogical ideas teachers could employ to challenge Whiteness in their classrooms (Gerald, Ramjattan, and Stillar, 2021a). In the...

Translanguaging vs. Code-Switching

“Science is what we have learned about how to keep from...

The 3 Es of Using Translated Materials

Social–emotional learning (SEL) has gained traction in education over the last 20 years. Over the previous two years, it has held a prominent place in the headlines as a top concern of teachers, due...

Language at the Intersection

“Each year, JNCL-NCLIS delegates and dedicated language advocates across the country unite to meet with Members of Congress and promote the importance of language education and international studies.” https://www.languagepolicy.org/lad22  I was delighted to be able...

Stories of Kindness

A few years back, I kept a weekly appointment with 20-some-odd kids who loved to read and write stories. The unpaid assignment promised job-hungry grad students a gold star on their curriculum vitae. But...

English Hegemony as an Issue of Justice

“It is well known that proficiency in a foreign language seldom comes to one not instructed at an early age, and experience shows that this is not injurious to the health, morals or understanding...
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