August 2021 Inside the Issue

Learning from Long Shadows
Ivannia Soto shares the lessons she’s learned after a decade of shadowing multilingual learners

Grade Expectations
Yu Zhou recommends being realistic about learning goals

Managing Reunions
Janna Moyer and Trish Shaffer suggest social–emotional learning strategies to welcome back multilingual students after school shutdowns

Pass the Mic Series After Whiteness, Part Two
J. P. B. Gerald, Vijay A. Ramjattan, and Scott Stillar stress the importance of decentering Whiteness in English language teacher training and recruitment

Access and Equity through Clear Communication
Katherine Moran offers guidelines to establish the right to plain language

Tips for Launching a District-Wide Phonics Program
Jennifer Moss manages to implement a literacy program that benefits the whole district

Realia for Radical Teaching
Bunny McFadden explains how best to weave physical experiences into the classroom and shake up the teaching process