Multiculturalism Conference @ CCSU

Isn’t our education already multicultural? In her opening speech at the October 18th New England Conference on Multicultural Education, Dr. Penelope Lisi discussed how multiculturalism is not an end-goal, but rather a “nomadic” or organic aspect of education in which we must always stay involved and instructed. Professional development will help partly in this, but educators must also reflect on their own experiences and multicultural environment to analyze where change is needed.

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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: 6 Practices

Culturally responsive pedagogy enhances student-achievement and can help close the achievement gap. It is not “a bag of tricks” ignorant of standards, but rather has a solid research base. At the October 18th New England Conference on Multicultural Education, Keynote Speaker Jacqueline Irvine noted that research has uncovered six key practices that culturally responsive teachers utilize:

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Graphic Organizer Templates

For students to have the greatest success in their writing, thought process and overall learning, we must often provide them with a framework on which they can place and advance their thoughts. Graphic organizers give students a structure for their writing. While there are literally thousands of options available, Jim Burke offers some of the field’s leading examples in his book Tools for Thought: Graphic Organizers for Your Classroom. Lucky for us, he generously provides a collection of his templates for free. You can download the PDF linked here.

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Welcome

Hi all, and welcome to LukeDigital. Here you’ll find my teaching portfolio and blog, as well as resources for my sections of Writing and 10 Honors English at William Hall High School (password protected). The framework for this website is very much established, but I will be filling out the content of my portfolio as the year progresses. In the meantime, feel free to browse around or message me via the Contact Page or by email at luke @ lukedigital.com.

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