Have you ever wondered: how can I teach from a social justice perspective?
Have you ever asked yourself: how can I go beyond awareness of an injustice to action and problem-solving with my students?
Have you ever considered: what are effective strategies I can use with multilingual students seeking to learn English?
Have you ever needed: a session for your teachers/staff on issues of social justice, education, diversity, and/or multiculturalism?
Have you ever thought: I wish someone wanted to brainstorm with me about lesson/unit planning and offer me feedback?
We are the people that can help you.
We aim to address the national issue of teachers that need support to effectively teach in multicultural and multilingual classrooms. 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.
“This was a very informative and excellent session. I learned many things.” Participant
“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