Diversity & Inclusion

6 Ways Teachers Can Welcome Immigrant Students & Their Families – Education Article

Friendships can grow from a simple greeting. That’s why teachers, students, and administrators at Glen Ellyn School District 41 are encouraged to say hello. Like many districts nationwide, District 41 has experienced an influx of immigrant families in recent years. Thanks to the presence of a World Relief branch in nearby Aurora/DuPage, this suburban Chicago district has become a haven for refugee families. Most newcomers speak Spanish, but many speak Vietnamese or Urdu, a language commonly used in India and…

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13 Black History Month Classroom Doors That Stopped Our Scroll – Education Article

The bar for classroom door decorations just got raised—like, a lot. That’s because teachers across the country are decorating their doors in celebration of Black History Month and sharing pictures of them across social media. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are flooded with these stunning and artistic displays, which feature the faces of inspiring Black figures such as Ruby Bridges, Misty Copeland, Michelle Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, and Rosa Parks.  Not only do these impressively decorated doors aim to celebrate…

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9 Meaningful Martin Luther King Day Activities – Education Article

Although it’s usually a day off for schools, the days leading up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday are a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about him. Although he lived a very short life, Martin Luther King accomplished many great things. His birthday is a fantastic way to introduce Black history to your class and will hopefully inspire year-long study. Here are nine Martin Luther King activities you can do with your students to help them learn about…

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