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Using Home Language as the Foundation for English Language Learning – A Win Win Situation

Home Language: The language to which children are exposed in their homes and communities; it is the language that they use as their primary means of communication, and identifies them with their community. http://www.igi-global.com/dictionary/home-language/49406 The benefits of English language instruction … Continue reading

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Culturally Inclusive Classrooms

A culturally aware and inclusive classroom recognizes that identity is complex and multi layered and encompasses race, gender and gender identity, socio-economic status, sexual identity, ethnicity, and religion. As we build culturally inclusive classrooms we need to be mindful about … Continue reading

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Do heritage months promote culturally inclusive classrooms or othering?

Heritage Months, designed as a way to celebrate diversity and develop culturally inclusive classrooms, may actually lead to unintended but very real stereotyping. Here’s an example of what may happen when a celebration such as Cinco do Dayo is co-opted … Continue reading

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