When I did my review of the 19th ELL/EFL/ELD Blog Carnival, I left out a wonderful piece by Shelly Terrell about growing up in the U.S. in an immigrant family. She does a brilliant job of contextualizing the personal in the larger policy and legal issues of the different times she writes about. This is a must read for teachers of immigrant children. You can check out all of the articles at Flecha’s blog and tell me what other gems I missed.
You can’t ask them to think about text that gives them nothing to think about…
2:44 pm , November 10 , 2013
Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.
My goals are:
- To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
- To reflect on my profession, and how effective various practices are;
- To understand the political and cultural context that we teach in; and,
- To network with other like-minded educators.
To help me reach my goals, I use this blog as a place for me to reflect on best practices, and the practices I’m (trying to) putting in place in my classroom.
I can be contacted here.