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SEL and MLs with Dr. Staehr Fenner & Mindi Teich SEL and MLs with Dr. Staehr Fenner & Mindi Teich

Though multilingual learners (MLs) comprise nearly 25% of the school-age population, the most widely-used social emotional learning (SEL) frameworks and programs lack an intentional focus on these students’ unique strengths and challenges. To foster MLs’ academic success and wellbeing, educators must consider students’ cultures, languages, assets, expectations, norms, and life experiences when integrating SEL practices. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner and Mindi Teich break down how each of the five competencies in the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) SEL framework can be implemented with ML success in mind.

Teaching academic language at the discourse level with Diane Staehr Fenner and Syndey Snyder Teaching academic language at the discourse level with Diane Staehr Fenner and Syndey Snyder

This episode looks closely at teaching and learning academic language with Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder. Discussed is the need to bring in sociocultural context and background knowledge that our students bring with them. Also talks how we can avoid taking a one-size-fits-all approach and personalize learning to accelerate learning. Of course, Diane and Sydney also share some simple and effective strategies from their book Unlocking Multilingual Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible and Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity that teachers are able to implement right away.

5 Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching 5 Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching

On episode 147 of Teaching MLs Podcast with Tan Huynh, authors Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD and Sydney Snyder, PhD talk about their innovative book where you’ll find practical, replicable ways you can draw from students’ strengths and promote multilingual learners’ success within and beyond your classroom. The book also contains practical and printable tools that guides, sase studies and reflection exercises, authentic classroom video clips, and hand-drawn sketch note graphics that spotlight key concepts and reinforce central themes with memorable illustrations.

The Three Best Ways Teachers Can Encourage Support for English Language Learners The Three Best Ways Teachers Can Encourage Support for English Language Learners

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