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By Dual Language School Team
September 06, 2017
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Teaching is one of the most powerful professions on Earth. The ability to shape a mind from a young age is both a privilege and a gift. At DualLanguageSchools.org, we honor the profession by sharing the stories of influential teachers who have made a difference in the Dual Language community. We believe that teachers deserve recognition for their first-hand involvement in shaping society, and allowing creative young minds to grow. This month's teacher of the month, is someone who embodies...

Dual Language Teacher of the Month Christina Perez and class taking a field trip to the library
By Dual Language School Team
August 15, 2017
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Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Salinas, CA. I, along with my siblings are first generation born in the United States. Our family, culture, and pride comes from Michoacán, Mexico, where growing up, we spent our winter vacations and learned what being Mexican is all about. Being Mexican American is a privilege and something I am very proud of.

How long have you been involved in education?

I have been involved in education all of my life. As a child,...

Email icons flying through the air with the text New and Improved Guide to Start a Successful Dual Language Immersion Program
By Dual Language School Team
August 04, 2017
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Interested in starting a Dual Language program but don’t know what to do?  "Dual Language School Guide to Start a Successful Dual Language Immersion Program" is going through a revision in 2017 with the latest information to start a Dual Language Program. The updated version of the guide is more interactive as the chapters all direct you to a forum where you can interact with other School Administrators. We invite you to utilize the forum where you can share your experiences with your...

Dual Language Teacher of the Mont Krishna Borja Cruz helping a student
By Dual Language School Team
July 19, 2017
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What has been your experience of dual language education in northern California?

I have been given the great opportunity to teach a Dual Immersion 4th/5th grade class. We follow the 90/10 model and at these grade levels, students learn in Spanish 60% of the time and in English 40% of the time. After just completing my teaching credential program, my experience at Thomas Edison has been an amazing one. I have had the privilege and opportunity to work with a group of students that...

Dual Language Teacher of the Month – Chris Bessonette and students
By Dual Language School Team
June 09, 2017
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An exciting way to challenge one's self is to continue learning and getting feedback on current work as well as reflecting on how classroom strategies can be improved. While it may be a stretch, the same way teachers hope their students grow, teachers should also experience the fantastic manner of growing in their own capacities. Teachers encourage deeper analysis of why and how things are accomplished whether it be math or science. Why should teachers not be expected to demonstrate a deeper...

Rosa Denson's 1st graders in a cooperative project.
By Dual Language School Team
May 11, 2017
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Our hope of celebrating dual language teachers for their commitment to bilingual, biliterate and multicultural education came from the realization that more should be done to honor the journeys and dedication of educators. From the start, the DualLanguageSchools.org team noticed dual language district and instructional coaches expressed similar opinions in their nominations. When nominations came from parents, a different chord was struck. One that epitomized teachers' capacities to...

Teacher helping her students.
By Dual Language School Team
April 26, 2017
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Hiring quality bilingual/dual language teachers is a competitive feat for any school leader but the increasing values of biliteracy, bilingualism and biculturalism in today's world means competition is getting more and more fierce. Here are five innovative approaches schools can use to find bilingual/dual language teachers.

1 Create partnerships with universities to offer certification

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Sarah Quezada with students at a center
By Dual Language School Team
April 10, 2017
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There is no doubt about the increasing popularity of dual language programs and the corresponding need for dual language teachers in the United States. Leaders, teachers and parents of schools from regions across the country continue to surprise and motivate the DualLanguageSchools.org team to honor teachers' dedication to multilingualism and multiculturalism. April's Dual Language Teacher of the Month was nominated by Mr. Alex Cosio whose child attends San Antonio's first...

By Dual Language School Team
March 08, 2017
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As dual language immersion spreads across the country, so too have the sources of our nominations for the Dual Language Teacher of the Month Award. This is a true reflection of the growth in opportunities for educators seeking to help students grow in dual language immersion programs.

We are honored to recognize Jen Temple of Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend, Oregon as the Dual Language Teacher of the Month for March 2017. She was nominated by Kinsey Martin, the Dual Immersion...

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By Dual Language School Team
February 06, 2017
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There is a tremendous responsibility dual language teachers have regarding the acknowledgment of cultural contributions through language and the arts of diverse communities. Of course, rich supplies of sources are endless but magic in the classroom stems from the roots of curiosity and innovation planted by educators. For this reason, DualLanguageSchools.org is proud to announce 5th/6th grade Dual Language Teacher Laura Reyes of Baldwin Park’s Margaret Heath Elementary School as the...