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Over The Top, Ya’ Think? District Tells Parents Kids May Be Sent To Foster Care If Lunch Bill Not Paid
Does it get more ridiculous than the story in this NBC News article, Parents are warned their children could be put in foster care over lunch debt?
Here are two useful articles about this kind of “lunch-shaming” that I’ve previously shared:
‘It’s embarrassing to the kids’: Students who owe lunch money will get only a jelly sandwich, district says is from The Washington Post.
Shocking – NOT! New Study Finds Educators Tend To Discipline Black Students More Harshly Than White Students
Teacher treatment of students factors into racial gap in school suspensions is a Eureka Alert article that summarizes an important new study.
It also says:
The analysis found that teachers’ different treatment of black and white students accounted for 46% of the racial gap in suspensions and expulsions from school among 5- to 9-year-old children. It showed that about 21% of the gap could be explained by differences in the characteristics of schools that black and white children attend predominantly, while differences in student behavior accounted for 9% of the gap.
You might also might be interested in these previous related-posts:
The New York Times has published a neat interactive combining portions of the conversations the Apollo 11 astronauts had at the time with photos they actually took.
It’s called Apollo 11: As They Shot It.
I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.
You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2019 – PART ONE.
. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.
In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
Is It a Video Game—or a Better Way to Learn Foreign Languages? is from The Daily Beast.
WestEd has some excellent free articles on teaching ELLs (scroll down on the page).
Netflix and learn – six ways to teach English language skills with television is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
Minimal reading mode is a browser extension that might be useful for ELLs. It basically enables you to “engineer” test to make it more accessible. There are also other similar tools (see New Software Makes Text Easier To “Read”).
BeeLinguaApp is a neat reading app that shows texts side-by-side in two languages. Here are a few similar resources:
When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse is from Ed Surge.
California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities has been published by the State of California. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More.
A Culturally Responsive Guide to Fostering the Inclusion of Immigrant Origin Students is from Re-imagining Migration. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits:
Every few months, I reprint this post so that new subscribers learn about these resources.
I have many free resources, including excerpts and student hand-outs, available from all my books. Clicking on the covers will lead you to them.
Look for a fourth book in my student motivation series (out in 2022) and a second edition of The ESL/ELL Teachers Survival Guide (out in 2021), along with three books Katie Hull and I are editing on teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies (out in 2020 – see Here Are Covers For The Three Books We’re Editing: Math, Science & Social Studies):
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