Category Archives: Teaching Strategies

Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute

For the third year in a row now I have been honored to be the closing keynote speaker at the Annual Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute held at Texas State University at San Marcos. The institute highlights multicultural curriculum transformation theory and practice. It focuses on best practices for broadening and enriching the curriculum […]

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MICROAGRESSIONS IN OUR LIVES

The Anti-Defamation League publishes incredibly useful and professional educational materials. This unit on Microagressions is particularly helpful.   MICROAGRESSIONS IN OUR LIVES “Microaggression” is a term that was coined in the 1970s and more recently used by Derald Wing Sue, a Columbia University professor, to describe the “brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities—whether […]

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*** New Journal *** Journal of Family Diversity in Education

I am pleased and honored to have been asked to join the Editorial Board of the new Journal of Family Diversity in Education. Congratulations to the editors Monica Miller Marsh (Kent State University) and Tammy Turner-Vorbeck, (Purdue University). FOCUS AND SCOPE   The Journal of Family Diversity in Education is the journal of the Family […]

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Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices

      Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices If you’re looking for current resources on how to conceptualize and implement supports for children who are multilingual, you will enjoy this issue of the Social Policy Report. It considers issues that range from the strengths of multilingual children (and the practices early childhood […]

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

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Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land Is Your Land)

  “Woody Guthrie wrote this classic in 1940 and originally had a message of inclusiveness. It was inspired by the plight of “Okies,” displaced Great Plains farmers unwelcomed in California when they sought work during the 1930’s Dust Bowl Depression Era. It was dramatized in the book and movie, The Grapes of Wrath. This Spanish […]

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Bringing Art to Life

This is great. Enjoy. “Night Watch” by Rembrandt. Advertising the opening of the renewed Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam—”Night Watch” by Rembrandt, brought to life!  The Rijksmuseum museum in Holland had an idea: Let’s bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more—,at the museum. They took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, […]

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