Entries by Adam Strom

If You Only Knew: A Conversation with Emily Francis

If You Only Knew: Letters from an Immigrant Teacher brings readers into the lives of immigrant students in ways that affirm the identities of students and educate those whose experiences are different from the stories featured in the text. This post is also available on Share My Lesson. Too often, students’ lives outside of a […]

Where Would I Fit in the Conversation?

Sher Anderson Petty wanted to know “Where would I fit in the conversation?” When she found that she did it “opened my eyes.” Sher Anderson Petty is a leader. Even in a group of educational leaders, she stands out by asking hard questions and interrogating ideas, while, all the time, building community and relationships with […]

Moving Stories at the Heart of Family Life

By Verónica Boix-Mansilla and Carola Suárez-Orozco, Harvard University In the second segment of our two-part series, we place immigrant-origin family life at the center. We introduce a novel approach, that is both culturally and linguistically sensitive, to supporting family engagement through moving stories. This series was originally published on Share My Lesson. Family Stories Matter Family stories matter. […]

Family Stories in the Classroom

  JUNE 7, 2022 By Carola Suárez-Orozco and Verónica Boix-Mansilla, Harvard University This post is part one in a two-part series on why cultivating narratives about family migrations matters and how we might do so in powerful ways that we wrote for Share My Lesson. Every day, children in our classrooms navigate multiple contexts—school, home […]

Understanding Immigrant Origin Students Webinar

In this 30-minute webinar, Re-Imagining Migration co-founder and groundbreaking scholar of immigration, education, and youth, Carola Suárez-Orozcoo summarizes what she has learned about the diversity, assets, and challenges of immigrant-origin youth. Her presentation emphasizes the importance of a whole-child approach to serving young people. For addition resources see: Promising Practices for Supporting Immigrant Youth

Anti-Semitic Cartoon from 1909

An Anti-Semitic Cartoon from a US Newspaper printed in 1909   Describe             Analyze             Interpret           This anti-semitic image can be used on its own or part of a larger lesson exploring anti-immigrant attitudes in political cartoons.       […]