Tag Archives: equity

A Focus on Equity: Examining the Center for Urban Education Tools

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

The Annie E. Casey Foundation defines equity as ‘the state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair.’ The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. It is helpful to think of equity as not simply a … Continue reading

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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Cultivating Positive Dispositions With Multimodal Resources

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

In this third part of our blog series on virtual teacher education, we discuss how to help teacher candidates develop asset-oriented dispositions for teaching multilingual students. All teacher candidates have preconceived beliefs, and there are a number of assumptions about … Continue reading

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Recap to Reengage: Preparing to Assure Linguistic Equity

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

This blog post concludes a yearlong series highlighting the civil rights of English learners (ELs).  The framework for the blog has centered around building educator capacity to serve ELs, professional learning, and cultivating advocates for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. … Continue reading

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EL Families and School Communities: The Importance of Effective Communication

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Now more than ever, school communities are working toward strengthening their ability to communicate with the families of the students they serve. For families of English learners (ELs), this communication is especially important and must be two-way. Regardless of the … Continue reading

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4 Games to Incorporate Social Justice Into Your Classroom

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

People have once again taken to the streets to demand justice and reaffirm that Black Lives Matter. Beginning in the U.S. city of Minneapolis, marches have spread throughout the world as people demand social change. During such events, educators may wonder how to address such critical issues … Continue reading

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TESOL Statement on Racial Injustice and Inequality

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association

Over the last week, we at TESOL International Association have joined with the rest of the world in our feelings of sadness, disgust, and anger at the senseless killing of George Floyd. With this most recent incident of police brutality … Continue reading

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Using Literature to Combat Racism in Young Children

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

This post was originally published in December 2019. Links and resources have been updated. Racism is a pervasive problem in the United States that affects children at all grade levels. It can occur in ways teachers interact with their students … Continue reading

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