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Parenting Dual Language Learners

By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 23, 2018
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Dual Language principals face many challenges, but particularly in the beginning phases of their program. The following is a list of challenges and a discussion of techniques that can be utilized to make your Dual language program the best it can be. In Dual Language programs, the most important thing is that the students become bilingual, biliterate, with a passion for diversity, human beings. These tips provide a helpful tool for student achievement. Student success and...

Luz María León
By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 22, 2018
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Escrito por: Luz María León (padre líder de CLA)

El rol de padres es un privilegio que conlleva una gran responsabilidad en la toma de decisiones. Tratando de tomar la mejor opción. Desde antes de su nacimiento hasta nuestro último aliento de vida, nuestros...

By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 15, 2018
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By: Dr. José Medina, Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

When providing dual language services to schools and school districts, I sometimes hear educators make comments regarding the lack of parent participation in school activities. At times, the negative feedback is about a particular group of families. Often, the families referenced are not of the dominant culture and have a home language other than...

7 Tips to Develop Leadership in Your Dual Language Students
By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 09, 2018
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5 Min. Read


Every Dual Language student, despite their age, gender, race or any form of orientation has the potential to be a great leader. While it's true that some students may exhibit more traits associated with good leadership, the truth is any student's leadership ability can be groomed and nurtured. There is no better place to start grooming and nurturing a student's leadership skills than Dual Language school. Dual Language Teachers bear a great responsibility of building the...

Marylou Escobar and Class
By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 08, 2018
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7 Min. Read


When we review applicants for the Dual Language Teacher of the Month award, we often review what their colleagues, students, and superiors have to say about them. Our February Teacher of the Month, Marylou Escobar, stood out because of the care, generosity, and passion for her profession that her peers so clearly identify. Angela Palmeri, our first Dual Language Teacher of the Month, nominated Marylou for her excellence. Marylou is the co-founder of the Spanish Dual...

Bill Rivers
By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 05, 2018
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4 Min. Read


Reading José Medina's December 18 column on duallanguageschools.org made me very angry, he and I are almost the same age, but have had vastly different experiences. In my mind's eye, I can still remember Holly Ridge ES in Denver Colorado, and Mrs. Louise Bell's class, where nobody suffered what José...

By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 02, 2018
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4 Min. Read


1. Aim High

Ambition is a virtue found in all successful people. You have to set high targets both for yourself and for your students. For instance, dual language teachers can set a goal to increase the number of hours they spend giving extra lessons to students who are more familiar with the partner language. If you raise your expectations for your students, it may inspire them to work harder.

2. Motivate the Disadvantaged...

Teacher Leading Student To Success
By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 02, 2018
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3 Min. Read

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1. Aim High

Ambition is a virtue found in all successful people. You have to set high targets both for yourself and for your students. For instance, dual...

By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 01, 2018
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4 Min. Read


A Latina filmmaker and cultural storyteller, Denise Soler Cox is dedicated to helping individuals, organizations and companies transform how we experience culture, identity, and belonging. She's built a reputation for being a speaker who has the rare ability to shine a light on a sensitive and often ignored topic, with extraordinary clarity, honesty, and humor. Her approach not only inspires and provokes new ways of thinking but most importantly leaves audiences inspired to...

By Dual Language School Team
Enero 30, 2018
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5 Min. Read


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I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I came to California over 30 years ago to get my Masters' degree in Communications/PR/Journalism from Pepperdine University. I worked in Public Relations for a long time and then began writing...