Culture

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After Whiteness

From the canon to hiring practices to the classroom, we would be speaking about an entirely different field of English language teaching (ELT) if Whiteness were no longer centered, and although we are years of hard work away from this possibility, any calls for radical change are well served by pointing toward a possible future,…

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“Who You Be?”: Welcoming in the Language of Critical Love

View the first installment, Dismantling Racism: Working from the Inside Out, here View the second installment, The Weaponization of English, here View essential resource for school leaders, And Justice for ELs here View the fourth installment, Questions to Ask Ourselves, here View the fifth installment, Leading and Learning, hereView the sixth installment, A Voice for English Teachers in Africa, hereView…

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Begin from Within

Students will gain the benefits of a culturally competent teacher who is racially informed. If teachers recognize how oppression and systemic racism work and if they look through a racial lens in their work, they will understand that systemic racism impacts student lives and will start the lifelong journey to do the human work necessary…

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Poetry in Motion

Poetry has been written and celebrated both as artistic expression and as a form of civil disobedience.Some overarching questions to consider include, how do these poems disturb what could be perceived as peace? How do they address issues of resistance, equity, and acceptance? More importantly, how do they instill confidence and value in one’s culture…