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Rewiring Teaching

Rewiring Teaching

By Mac & Marie
There is an urgent need to transform classrooms into spaces that teachers and students co-create into anti-racist, culturally-responsive, compassionate communities. This podcast looks at this through the eyes of immigrant and multilingual learners & instruction that is driven by student agency. We will deep dive into practical strategies that can transform your instruction, as well as exploring the larger issues surrounding this community of learners & teachers.
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Part 1: Student Driven literacy formats

Rewiring Teaching

Ep. 3: Annotations as Entry Points with MLL/ELLs
In this episode, Katie and I discuss how annotations serve as entry points for students as they engage with texts in English, and as key data points for us in navigating what scaffolds or strategies best support a student. In this way, we can start with student interest, then move from there!
August 28, 2020
Ep 2: Pushing the limits in Reading with multilingual learners
In this podcast, my friend and colleague describes teaching reading in a 9th/10th grade class in an unexpected way (it may raise eyebrows at first) with students new to English. In the second portion she describes her experience alongside a student who did not share a common language with other students in the class, and who was new to reading. We refer to this varied group of students as English Language Learners (ELLs) since it is still the most common term, but other terms are multilingual learners, emergent bilinguals and emergent multilinguals. Regardless of the term, these students are too often defined but what they don't yet know (English), rather than what they do and Katie describes here what it was like to lead her class by discovering and building on the latter.
August 20, 2020
Season 2, Ep. 1: Let's hear from the students
In this podcast, you will hear from two former students of mine who just graduated in June. I ask them to reflect on learning English as a second language as teenagers who arrived in the US in ninth grade. In particular, we focus on how they came to identify themselves as writers, or as comfortable and independent writing in English.  A transcript will be up on our blog at (I apologize for the sound quality)
August 10, 2020
Part 1: Student Driven literacy formats
This is part 1 of a 4-part series about what a student-driven class could look like with newcomer immigrants
March 13, 2019
We are here!
Podcast by 2 teachers for teachers, especially of English Language Learners, who want to throw caution to the wind and dive into a transformative instructional approach.
March 3, 2019
March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019