Leadership · Personal Reflection · Teaching & Learning

A Value Worth Celebrating: Bilingualism Through Fair and Equitable Programing

I was a junior in High school when I was no longer identified as an English Learner.  My ESL class that was no longer needed opened up a spot in my schedule. “You can take an elective class” my counselor said. After a quick review of the available courses, I opted for creative writing with… Continue reading A Value Worth Celebrating: Bilingualism Through Fair and Equitable Programing

Leadership · Personal Reflection

A Linguistic and Cultural Journey: An Educator’s Mindset and Motivation

Long are the days from when I was a middle school newcomer and my goal as a student was to learn English, graduate from the bilingual program and assimilate to a new culture. As a parent of emerging bilingual kids, I’m thankful to all the teachers and leaders who embrace the dual language movement.

Leadership · Personal Reflection

What is Inner Strength? & What can it do for our life?

A few days ago, I participated in a twitter chat where the topic discussed was “Inner Strength”.  The first questions of the conversation were simple yet powerful reflection prompts that motivated me to write this post.  The moderators asked, “What is inner strength?” And “ How can inner strength help you in your life?” This… Continue reading What is Inner Strength? & What can it do for our life?