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6 More Ways to Cultivate Belonging in the Classroom

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

Following on from my last post about cultivating belonging in the classroom, I’d like to share a few more simple ways that teachers can help students feel a greater connection to the school. When a student feels accepted for who … Continue reading

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Cultivating Belonging in the Classroom: 2 Practical Activities

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

As someone who researches identity and belonging, I have spent many hours talking to people about how they feel about their place in school and society and how they position themselves in relation to others. One adolescent girl from Samoa … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Harness the Power of Translanguaging

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

When 14-year-old Zena moved from Turkey to New Zealand, she was apprehensive about going to school. Zena had learned some English in school in Turkey but was not confident that she would be able to follow the teachers or converse … Continue reading

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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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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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