What is Translanguaging?

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: As educators, we must be strategic and intentional in our language instruction. It is crucial to strengthening our students’ language development. The beauty of translanguaging is honoring and elevating the languages of those we serve. QUICK! We’re going to do a quick experiment! Go grab a clear glass of water. Now put in 2 drops of red food coloring. … Read More

It’s My Second Language!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL:DR: We need brave spaces where we can make mistakes. It’s how students learn! Mastery learning provides opportunities to practice. We need to believe in these kids that they, too, will accomplish all of their dreams and achieve their potential. My advice from going through the school system as an ELL (English Language Learner or Multi-Language Learner) is to always … Read More