What will you do to promote multilingual learners’ equity?
Our nation’s moment of reckoning with the deficit view of multilingual learners has arrived. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed and exacerbated long-standing inequities that stand in the way of MLs’ access to effective instruction. Recent events have also caused us to reflect on our place as educators within the intersection of race and language. In this innovative book, Sydney Snyder and Diane Staehr Fenner share practical, replicable ways you can draw from students’ strengths and promote multilingual learners' success within and beyond your own classroom walls.
In this book you’ll find
• Practical and printable, research-based tools that guide you on how to implement culturally responsive teaching in your context
• Case studies and reflection exercises to help identify implicit bias in your work and mitigate deficit-based thinking
• Authentic classroom video clips in each chapter to show you what culturally responsive teaching actually looks like in practice
• Hand-drawn sketch note graphics that spotlight key concepts, reinforce central themes, and engage you with eye-catching and memorable illustrations
There is no time like the present for you to reflect on your role in culturally responsive teaching and use new tools to build an even stronger school community that is inclusive of MLs. No matter your role or where you are in your journey, you can confront injustice by taking action steps to develop a climate in which all students’ backgrounds, experiences, and cultures are honored and educators, families, and communities work collaboratively to help MLs thrive. We owe it to our students.