The Power of Story for ELLs and Newcomers: Identity and Empathy

14/07/2018

Storytell, a cultural practice around the world. A powerful bonding tool. Why are we not using it more? Find here some ideas for lessons and more information at https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2018/04/25/power-of-story-ells-newcomers/?utm_source=newsletter20180428/

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Culturally Responsive Schools: How Does Racism Manifest Itself?

12/07/2018

Check out the lowest section of the pyramid and reflect where you and your organization stand on the mentioned issues:

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EMPATHY MAPPING IN THE TEACHING AND TRAINING CLASSROOM

11/07/2018

Great reading at https://peacheypublications.com/empathy-mapping-in-the-teaching-and-training-classroom


Think About Your Immigrant Students’ Lives and Consider: Expecting a stressful day may lower cognitive abilities throughout the day

05/07/2018

This information should be shared widely with your school communities. Find it at https://news.psu.edu/story/526774/2018/07/03/research/expecting-stressful-day-may-lower-cognitive-abilities-throughout


ADVOCATING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS THROUGH CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE APPROACHES

04/07/2018

Read more about the how and why at https://www.participate.com/blog/advocating-for-english-language-learners-through-culturally-responsive-approaches


Connect to Your EL’s World: A World Cup of Knowledge! 18+ Resources & Activities

25/06/2018

As a German-born, soccer is part of my culture. At the time of the world cup, soccer is topic number one. The same applies to many of the ELs in your schools. How much do you know about soccer and how could you include the topic in your lessons? Find ideas at http://blog.esllibrary.com/2018/06/13/a-world-cup-of-knowledge-18-resources-and-activities/


It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

22/06/2018

Schools exhibit a great deal of systemic racism on a daily basis by our daily actions as educators. We all need to look around and try to identify areas of growth. Here is more on the topic: http://educationpost.org/it-doesnt-just-happen-at-starbucks-teachers-need-racial-bias-training-too/http://educationpost.org/it-doesnt-just-happen-at-starbucks-teachers-need-racial-bias-training-too/


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