The various circles within schools must link together with the support of administration and dedicate themselves to advocating for and building upon the foundational needs of not just the students but themselves, the teachers, and the families.
Turning the Tide
The Windward Institute seeks to disrupt the educational status quo and be advocates for quality education for all children. In this column, ideas about how to address discrepancies in the educational system will be explored.
In the quest to meet the needs of students, inclusion of historically invisible populations such as English Language Learners (ELL) must be at the forefront.
Scarborough’s Reading Rope should not be viewed as contraband. Smuggling in the Science of Reading in pieces dilutes the potential outcomes for students and furthers the divide.
Including common dialect variants in whole-class lessons is one means to avoid shame associated with AAE and a powerful technique to further the classroom language development.
The full scope of the developmental and academic effects for the multitude of students the pandemic has touched is rooted in historical educational inequality.