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Latinos are the fastest growing segment of the national school population, and many of these students live in two distinct worlds: home and school. Meanwhile, as a teacher, you know that making a strong connection with young children and their families sows the seeds of joyful, lifelong learning. So how best do you invite Latinos - whose culture you may know little about - to be full and equal partners in your classroom's learning community?
Connections and Commitments provides a framework that helps you teach Latino students more responsively by focusing on four key values shared by many Latino cultures:
To teach all young children well, you need culturally relevant tools to make the connection that helps them transition from home to school and share equally and comfortably in the classroom experience. To bridge the home-school gap for Latino students you need the right resources and a willingness to explore another culture's values. Read Connections and Commitments and discover how you can create a classroom that's responsive to all students today.
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