Tag: PTM

The Endangered Language Alliance

In the realm of K–12 pedagogy, “ELA” stands for English language arts. In New York City, another ELA is worthy of recognition.The Endangered Language Alliance, a nonprofit founded in 2010 by Daniel Kaufman, Juliette...

The Power of Cultural and Linguistic Connections

For Haitian Heritage Month this year, my heart swells with pride and joy that my American-born son will be participating in the Haitian Day Parade. His father and I registered him for the Mattahunt/Toussaint...

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...

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...

Reclaiming Wôpanâak Language

Kuweeqâhsunumun. Y8 kutapuneân tâpatôtamuneâtkah pâhk8ânâtkumeenawânutam8ôkanunônash. *Part of the morning address at the Weetumuw Katnuhtôhtâkamuq School. In the United States, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in November. For this article, the preferred term, Indigenous People will be used....

Educational Gaps Still Wide, but Stabilizing

A new study by NWEA illustrates the scale and disproportionate nature of the disruption in student learning resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Learning during COVID-19: An update on student achievement and growth at the...

Make English Truly a World Language

The Caribbean Sea encompasses over 7,000 islands, including the famous tourist destinations of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados. Taken all together, the Caribbean islands, sometimes referred to as the West Indies, are incredibly...

After Whiteness, Part Two

How many times have you seen an advertisement for an English teaching position that either implicitly or explicitly seeks a “native English speaker”? What ethnoracial background do you think the students and/or school administration...

Shackles by Any Name…

Juneteenth is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” in honor of the date Union Army’s Major General Gordon Granger arrival in Galveston, Texas to announce the end of the Civil War & the official...

“Who You Be?”: Welcoming in the Language of Critical Love

And I love myself(The world is a ghetto with big guns and picket signs)I love myself(But it can do...
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