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Southern New England Regional Dual Language Conference

Saturday, March 23, 2019 MABE’s eighth annual Southern New England Regional Dual Language Conference. Nathanael Greene Elementary School 285 Smithfield AvePawtucket, RI 02860 School visits: March 18-22 Theme: Making Connections:Focus on Culture For registration and more information visit: www.mabene.org  

Honored to Present: “Hidden Blind Spots” @ the 2018 METCO Association

“Hidden Blind Spots: Systematically Confronting the Inequities Faced by Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Populations”, presented by Alexandra Guilamo – Friday, December 7, 2018 It is such an honor to be able to present this interactive workshop designed to give educational leaders the tools to systematically confront issues of access and equity faced by linguistically and […]

Come Visit Me @ La Cosecha: November 15th

If you are considering a dual language program or are early in your adoption, please stop by my session which I will be presenting on Thursday, November 15th at 3:00 pm (Inn & Spa at Loretto, Acoma North).  The title of my session is The Dual Language Start Up Kit: 10 Essentials for Years 1-3, which provides essential guidance that all districts need to ensure a sustainable program that allows students to realize the three pillars of dual language education.

What does your Dual Language MTSS process look like?

The multi-tiered system of support is a critical framework to ensure ALL Dual Language students are successful.  However, when designing MTSS for Dual Language Programs, we must do so with a number of assumptions related to implementation.  As with any educational program, all Dual Language programs need a focus on a strong core, or tier one […]

Thank you teachers! ¡Gracias maestros!

Thank you for serving our schools and communities to provide high quality learning every day and allowing TaJu to be a partner in that journey.  From everyone at TaJu Educational Solutions, thank you, teachers!  You are the change we seek in the world.

Want a More Culturally Just Curriculum: Start with the Self

The first step in ensuring a socio-culturally just educational experience was to recognize the hidden bias of our assumptions by looking inward.  As educators, what are our experiences, our appearance that informs how we move through different communities, our norms, and our privileges? Once we acknowledge these aspects of ourselves, we can then look to learn about our culturally and linguistically diverse students.  Who are they and what are their experiences that define their beliefs and how they see the world beyond just a data point?