Language Acquisition Learning a second language is difficult and tackling writing is one of the most challenging aspects! This resource is great for explaining how kids learn to write in a new language!


How Do We Ensure Student Voice in the Classroom with English Language Learners?

This article gives practical ideas for quickly assessing students in the classroom, addresses the need for greater dialogue around ensuring student voice in the design and delivery of formative assessments and the importance of confronting the cultural sensitivity with which assessments are designed.


Top 10 Ways to Introduce Culture


topic-image_culture.jpgGreat site to get the conversations rolling when wanting to form a culturally responsive classroom!

Teaching & Learning

Sometimes I think, “Where do I even start?” when introducing a culture I may no nothing about. The awesome thing about this is that it becomes a learning opportunity for me, the teacher! The website shares some simply ideas of topics or cultural concepts to bring up and discuss. It is a great opportunity to have the culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) student share his or her experiences, background, culture, and interests. This is a way for them to communicate with peers, open up questions, and for us to celebrate a culture we are unfamiliar with.

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Including Student Voice

It's so easy to design assessments as educators alone, or only with our colleagues. However, including students in the design process of assessments is crucial for incorporating student voice, and has great benefits. Check out this edutopia article about including student voice in your classroom.


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