English-Language Learners Video

Teachers, Try This: Incorporate Students’ Home Languages Into Your Classrooms

By Lauren Santucci — December 15, 2022 2:56
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Shayna Bright, a 3rd grade English-as-a-second-language teacher in Austin, has a classroom full of students who come from a variety of backgrounds and speak different languages. To build community and help new students feel safe, she incorporates the home languages of her students into her classroom and her lessons.

Lauren Santucci is a video producer for Education Week.


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