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Avoiding Tokenism in Multicultural Education: 7 Strategies

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

One of the common ways in which schools address cultural diversity is by hosting a Cultural Day or Cultural Week. This may involve students being invited to dress in cultural attire, share dishes from their ethnic cuisines, and perform a … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Becoming a Culturally Sustaining Teacher

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

In this unprecedented time of a global pandemic and increased tensions that have arisen as a result of racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural differences between groups in diverse societies around the world, education has been upended for millions of students … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Celebrate Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month: Start With Names

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives recognized April as the National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month. Bilingual and multilingual learners are one of the fastest growing student populations in U.S. schools. The number of English learners (ELs) grew 28.1% between … Continue reading

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South Korea Through the Eyes of a Fulbright Recipient

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

My good friend and colleague, Monica Schnee, is currently in Seoul, Korea, as a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Recipient. Monica is a K–5 ESL teacher from River Edge, New Jersey. She is currently on leave from this position to … Continue reading

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Teaching Empathy to Children Through Storytelling

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

As English learners enter school this year, one of our most important jobs as teachers is to help them adjust to the American classroom. It is important to make our ELs feel welcome and accepted. With all of the anti-immigrant and … Continue reading

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Pronouncing ELs’ Names Correctly

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I once expressed to a Korean parent my dismay that so many of my students from Korea came to school with an Anglicized name. Since I taught in an elementary school, it was usually the parents who picked a new … Continue reading

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Support Immigrant Heritage Month in the USA

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. Due to the current political climate, interest in celebrating diversity in the United States has sparked the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign. It honors the individual struggles of  our families or ancestors when they … Continue reading

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Students Reflect: Challenges in the First Year of U.S. College

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Another academic year is close to the end. For many students in my introductory composition course, it was the first time being away from their home countries and families, the first time being in a different culture, and certainly the … Continue reading

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