Past Outstanding Young Educator Award winner Liliana Aguas has spent time student-teaching in a two-way immersion classroom. During that time, she found that "students who have a positive perception of their first language academically outperform students who view their first language negatively." In the February issue of Education Update, Aguas explains the role teachers play in helping students form a positive self-image and shares practices educators can use to create inclusive learning environments where language diversity is honored. Read on.
Honor students' language diversity
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