Supporting Immigrant Students
At a time of increasing threats to our students based on some aspect of their identities (race, religion, immigrant status, gender identity, etc.), adult educators have a role to play in creating safety, dispelling myths, and building the capacity of students to engage civically for their rights.
Find links to teaching resources and our recent webinar on “How to Be an Effective Ally to Adult Students” in our Civic Engagement section.
The Change Agent
Indigenous people are those who are the original inhabitants of a certain area. Their ancestors were the first humans to live in that place. They have traditions, languages, and cultural practices that are different from the people who came later and colonized that land. Many Indigenous people were killed by colonizers or died from the diseases that the colonizers introduced into their communities. Today, thousands of Indigenous nations survive all over the world. They continue to thrive in their communities and also to fight for their right to maintain their indigenous language, culture, and land. Many adult learners in the U.S. are Native American, and many others are Indigenous people from their country of origin who have now immigrated to the U.S. With this issue of The Change Agent, we are excited to hear their voices, shine a light on their struggles, celebrate their resilience, and learn some of their history.
The field is challenged by staff retirements and teacher turnover. And many programs want to build a staff that reflects the diversity of their students. Hear how two programs – one ABE and college prep, the other ESOL at all levels – are nurturing teacher pathways for their graduates.
Did you know that certain math standards reinforce the ELA standards and vice versa? Math and ELA present overlapping opportunities to teach key basic skills, including reading closely, organizing information, and using complex vocabulary. This webinar explores these overlaps and offers classroom activities.
There is solid guidance available on evidence-based practices to teach math, ELA, or ESOL. But what do we know about teaching critical thinking? Learn how to sharpen analytic skills and help students develop an argument, evaluate evidence, and spot “logical fallacies” that mislead and reflect poor argumentation.
The Change Agent Magazine
The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.