Culturally Responsive Teaching with Carola Suárez Orozco The students entering schools in the United States this fall are the most diverse cohort in the country’s history. Across the world, the remarkable diversity of students has prompted many educators to reflect on their own teaching practice. What can they do to ensure that their classrooms support […]
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Educator Spotlight: Teaching the Arrival Welcome to the first of our occasional educator spotlights. In this series, we will highlight great teachers using great resources to explore issues related to migration with students. For this first post, we reached out to Sara Ahmed, the Author of the Heinemann Publishing book Upstanders: How to Engage […]
Reporters have warned about the mistreatment of the Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar for several years. Those tensions have erupted in a full blown refugee crisis in recent days. Worldwide, we are experiencing a record number of displaced people. In June 2017 UNHCR, the United Nation’s Refugee Agency explained that: 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced […]
UPDATED: December 2020 Note: On June 18, 2020 DACA was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision. A Federal Judge required the Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA on December 4, 2020. Trump administration must accept new DACA applications, federal judge rules, AP, December 4, 2020 Federal judge restores DACA, orders DHS to […]
ConversationDoc is a series of short films about issues of race and identity. The filmmakers explain, When it comes to race relations in America, there has been no shortage of rhetoric, rage and accusations—but very little discussion. THE CONVERSATION is a series of short films that will serve as a platform for dialogue on the deep […]
By Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Carola Suarez-Orozco, and Adam Strom The young people entering schools this fall are the most diverse group of student’s in the history of the nation. One-quarter of them are of immigrant origin, from nearly every country in the world. That diversity is not limited to the United States, indeed, increasing numbers of […]
Welcome back to school. We know that some of you have already returned to the classroom while others will begin just after labor day. As you think about your students, your goals for the year, and the kind of learning environment you are hoping to create, we wanted to share a few resources that might be […]
The story of migration is the story of humankind. The genetic and paleontological record of human migration is at least 70,000 years old. Researchers know that all of us can trace our ancestry to Southern Africa, while some homo sapiens migrated across Africa and stayed, others ventured out to the Asia, Australia, Europe, and eventually to the Americas. This is our shared experience.
How do you teach about religious prejudice, bigotry, and hate? August 5, 2017, marks the fifth anniversal of the massacre at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The shooter, a 40-year old White Supremacist named Wade Michael Page, entered the gurdwara as they were preparing for a communal meal that had been scheduled for later […]