TL:DR; how to help students read and access content areas. Today, Saturday, April 24, I am a cartographer of curriculum mapping, trying something new, useful, and just a little bit sad, too. I love books and teaching ELA, and while I will still teach reading and writing, listening and speaking, my new role as the… Read More Read All About It
In my drafts folder is a post of what I really want to say, things I want to expose, but experience tells me to censor myself. For now. Reframe it, be mindful, professional, and progress. [TL:DR Skip to the last paragraphs if you want to know what EL teachers do.] Context: I’m in my second… Read More Cement.
Districts and English departments are scrambling for “diverse” books–while some of us have been doing this work, time to continue and support.… Read More Series: White People Homework (22) ‘Canon’ Fodder
Thank you to Larry Ferlazzo … Read More Series: White People Homework: Let’s talk (15)
We’re not a football family in our house. And like many areas of fandom, it’s okay–no judgment on those who love football, and as far as we know we aren’t judged by others. Wouldn’t matter. So forgive me for not knowing who Emmanuel Acho is. Turns out, he’s pretty amazing! And I am so grateful… Read More Series: White People Homework- What’s in a name? (14) (Updated)
What I tried to say in this post, But Justin Schleider (@SchleiderJustin) said it so much better: I am specifically talking to White people because we are the ones who created the problem and we are the ones who need to work towards rectifying what we have done. Plus I can only speak to the… Read More Series: White People Homework: (11)
Spoiler Alert: We still have a lot to learn about one another. I invite you to sign up for Genius and annotate articles, too. This article is an overview of what sociolinguistics are: https://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/sociolinguistics This article is an overview of linguistic terms: https://www.pbs.org/speak/speech/reveal/ http://genius.it/www.pbs.org/speak/speech/reveal/ This article defines what ‘crossing’ is: https://www.pbs.org/speak/speech/prestige/crossing/ This post is a holding… Read More Summer Series of Saves: Culturally Responsive Teaching (V)