Teaching Tips

5 Steps for Ensuring That Your Dual Language Program Is Still A Strong, Equity-Based Dual Language Program

Dr. Jose Medina, one of the authors of the Guiding Principles of Dual Language, famously said, “Dual language Programs not grounded in equidad y justicia social (equity and social justice) are NOT dual language programs.” I couldn’t agree more. Two-Way Dual Language Programs are measured by how well they are servicing their emergent bilinguals… those…

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Words Matter: Words and Phrases We Need to Retire

As language educators, we teach students the importance of looking at shades of meaning and of choosing our words carefully when communicating.  However, do we teach students to consider how their words may impact those from minority racial backgrounds?  A microaggression is a seemingly small statement that directly or indirectly insults someone on the basis…

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