Deeper Learning 2022
How We Learned to Fly
Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, speak many languages, and have vast funds of cultural knowledge. How, as teachers, do we capitalize on all the resources students bring into the classroom while helping them to gain the kinds of literacies necessary for academic success? In this Habla professional development experience, we explored ways to build community, engage with alternative narratives, and amplify students' cultural lives and languages. The experience involved a blend of “best practices” from Habla’s history of working across languages, borders, and cultures.