How can I teach from a social justice perspective?
How can I go beyond awareness of an injustice to action and problem-solving with my students?
What are effective strategies I can use with multilingual students seeking to learn English?
Do you need a session for your staff on issues of social justice, education, diversity, and/or multiculturalism?
Do you wish someone would brainstorm with you about lesson/unit planning and offer feedback?
We can help.
We aim to address the national issue of effectively teaching in multicultural and multilingual classrooms and communities. We believe that a culturally sustaining pedagogy can be practiced through targeted professional development.
Each section has been carefully crafted to meet the needs of educators. We hope you find the services and support you are seeking here. Contact us with your questions and ideas.
The video below includes some of Roberto’s work with Andover Bread Loaf, an outreach program in Lawrence, out of Philips Academy at Andover.
“As a third year English teacher serving a traditionally underserved population, I found Lorena’s advice to be precise, effective, and also, most importantly, genuine. With a rapidly changing demographic as well as the shifts in education, Lorena was able to advise me in both curriculum support and behavioral management. Before I launched my Oedipus Rex unit to my mostly ESL and ELL 10th grade class, I was struggling tremendously with scaffolding properly, especially for my low readers. Lorena eased that anxiety by providing me with detailed instructions and suggestions in to how to better scaffold and support those students with language barriers. As a teacher, I am constantly overwhelmed by the task of educating our youth and upholding high standards, and so I appreciate that Lorena shares that teaching experience but with insight, encouragement, and valuable guidance.” M. Gould, Massachusetts
This is a write up about a webinar in Karachi, Pakistan held at The School of Writing. Participants’ feedback are also included.
“Roberto often acted as a coach, cheerleader, and confidant, continuously encouraging me to develop as a better teacher. His influenced as a leader has forever changed the way that I approach children, my work with my colleagues, and my views on education, generally speaking.” K. Kitchens, Austin, TX
“Lorena and Roberto German are one of the most dynamic speakers of the 21st century by weaving art, history, and culture into a call of action. Their keynote at the Montessori for Social Justice Conference was everything. I have only wanted to listen to one other keynote speaker and that was Bryant Stevenson. But once this dynamic and loving duo started, I was glued to my seat. Their powerful message urged each of us to find our joy as a means of resistance and radical healing.” Britt Hawthorne, Anti-Racist Anti-Bias Guide