Back to School Reflection for Educators of MLs 

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On August 18, 2022
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As you prepare to welcome new students back to school, it is important to take a precious few moments to reflect on where you are and how far you have come in terms of ways to support multilingual learners’ (MLs’) equity. I recognize that there are so many competing needs and priorities as you envision […]
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Setting Up Your Classroom to Foster a Language Learning Environment for MLs

  • Posted by Mindi Teich
  • On August 12, 2022
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One part of my job as a Multilingual Learner (ML) Coach that I love is visiting teachers and students in their classrooms. While it is always exciting to listen in on student conversations and watch as students turn ideas into written pieces, I am also always eager to see the personal touches teachers have brought […]
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SupportEd seeks to hire Multilingual Learner (ML) Coach position

  • Posted by Michele Iris
  • On May 5, 2022
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Multilingual Learner (ML) Coach Position | SupportEd  About SupportEd SupportEd, LLC is a woman-owned small business based in Fairfax, VA specializing in Multilingual Learners (MLs). Founded in 2011 by Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner, best-selling author and ML expert, SupportEd meticulously crafts customized solutions to fit each client’s strengths, needs, and provides teachers and administrators the […]
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SupportEd President Keynotes AMTESOL Conference  

  • Posted by Michele Iris
  • On January 30, 2022
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JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, February 11, 2022 — SupportEd President, Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD, was the keynote speaker at the Alabama-Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AMTESOL) conference on January 28, 2022. AMTESOL serves the needs of intensive program teachers, administrators, graduate students, and P-12 teachers in the field of ESL throughout Alabama and […]
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SupportEd Talks Culturally Responsive Teaching on ‘Teaching MLs Podcast’ with Tan Huynh

  • Posted by Michele Iris
  • On January 25, 2022
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SupportEd’s Principal Associate, Dr. Sydney Snyder, and President, Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner, were guests on episode 92 of Tan Huynh’s Teaching MLs Podcast. The podcast is intended for teachers who are passionate about language learners. The duo talked all things MLs (multilingual learners) and shared the five principles of culturally responsive teaching for MLs. The content is based on their best-selling book, Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity. In the book, both authors share practical, replicable […]
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Equity for Multilingual Learners in Social-Emotional Learning

  • Posted by Mindi Teich
  • On October 29, 2021
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We are now well into the 2021-2022 school year, and while teachers, students, and families may have settled into some day-to-day routines, we can’t ignore the fact that we are still struggling to manage the complexities of an ongoing pandemic. In addition to the isolation, anxiety, and dramatic shifts in work and school that we […]
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Here to Stay: Effective Tools & Strategies for Multilingual Learners from Distance Learning

  • Posted by Meghan Gregoire-Smith
  • On September 15, 2021
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I vividly remember the day in March of 2020 when my school system in Maryland announced that we would temporarily be shutting down. At the time I was working at the district level in an English language development curriculum office. When we shut down and it was announced that instruction would continue virtually, my team’s […]
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Summer News

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 15, 2021
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Over the first half of 2021, SupportEd has partnered with districts across North America as they transition back to in-person instruction. We helped navigate the implementation of programs to support English Learners (ELs) and Multilingual Learners (MLs) as part of the American Recovery Plan. Here, we’ll share how we’ve been providing three types of online […]
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Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners in a Virtual or Hybrid Setting: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Posted by Sydney Snyder and Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 19, 2021
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Note: This post first appeared on corwin-connect.com February 8, 2021. That piece is titled Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners in a Virtual or Hybrid Setting: Where Do We Go From Here? Beginning in March 2020 and continuing to the present, educators across the nation have shown remarkable resilience, creativity, and compassion as they work to educate […]
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