Engaging the Hispanic Learner: Ten Strategies for Using Culture to Increase Achievement (Paperback)
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Engaging the Hispanic Learner: Ten Strategies for Using Culture to Increase Achievement (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 03/11/2014
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Every year a new group of students walks through the classroom door and the question arises: what can I do differently to better help my Hispanic students? This is one of the most fundamental questions every teacher must ask. The reason being, quite simply, that the percentage of Hispanic students in U.S. classrooms is increasing dramatically each year. In the past, education's overall approach was to let Hispanic learners simply adapt to the typical U.S., Anglo-dominated classroom culture. The expectation was they would acclimate themselves to the current norms. In fact, it was almost as if there was an unspoken rule that it was the student's responsibility to figure out how to fit in. If, arguably, that indeed was the situation, it is certainly no longer true. Given the seismic shift in percentages, it's time for schools and teachers to proactively develop learning environments that will support these students in the best possible way. In Engaging The Hispanic Learner, Dr. Michele Wages helps education take an enormous step forward in addressing this increasingly complex issue. The research she cites is almost shockingly compelling. After reading this book there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that the issue is real, the issue is important, and that successfully dealing with it-soon-is critical.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475813869
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 226 x 153 x 7 mm


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Engaging the Hispanic Leader presents ten practical, applicable and achievable strategies that can be easily implemented in multiple content areas. The book provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the link between culture and learning needs. An interesting read! -- Karen Miller, coordinator of professional development
Engaging the Hispanic Learner: 10 Strategies for Using Culture to Increase Achievement is an easy read that will give teachers clear and concrete examples of how to effectively use best practices to reach our growing population of students. -- Anmarie Garcia, Coordinator of Bilingual/ English as a Second Language Programs, M.Ed.
Societal changes of late have led to a drastic increase in the number of English Language Learners in our classrooms. It is vital for teachers to be equipped with techniques and strategies to meet the needs of this ever-growing group of students. This book is an excellent resource for teachers-full of ideas, suggestions and strategies. -- Rebecca Castillo, Bilingual Educational Diagnostician
The ten strategies for teaching Hispanic/ELL students will undoubtedly empower teachers to reach this growing population. The easy to use format makes this book an invaluable resource. -- Cathy Mason, Fifth grade teacher, M.Ed.

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