This page contains readings and resources to accompany Radically Inclusive Teaching with Newcomer and Emergent Plurilingual Students: Braving Up . Additional professional learning resources are included at the end of each chapter.

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Meet the Language Explorers

Part 1: Foundations

Professional Learning Resource: Interactive Glossary

Recommended Readings and Resources

  • In Chapter 2, we examine acclaimed poet Martín Espada’s poem The New Bathroom Policy at English High School/Nueva Norma Para el Baño en la English High School, in which he critiques Massachusetts’ English-Only policy. Click here to hear Espada introduce and read his poem in both English and Spanish.

Readings and resources related to linguistic dominance

Part 2: Radically Inclusive Pedagogies

Chapter 4: Who are you? Exploring Identity and Community in the Classroom

Recommended Readings and Resources

Professional Development Resources Related to Learning Students’ Names

Resources for Community Forests


Chapter 5: Who are we? Crossing Borders with Arts-Based and Plurilingual Pedagogies

Recommended Readings and Resources

Personal and Social Identity

Reading and analyzing children’s literature in secondary classrooms

Critical caminatas

Chapter 6: Can you hear me? Amplifying student voice within and beyond the classroom:

Professional Learning Resource: Teaching with Sound

Recommended Readings and Resources


Chapter 7: And Then We Had to Pivot

Professional Learning Resources: Modeling Inclusive, Affirming and Academically Rigorous Pedagogies

Recommended Readings and Resources

Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Teaching during COVID-19

Icebreakers and Community Building

Plurilingual, Interactive Spoken Word Libraries

Part 3: Stretching Beyond the Classroom

Chapter 8: Redefining Success: Complexity, Proficiency and Agency

Professional Learning Resources for Redefining Success

Recommended Readings and Resources

  • Tuning Protocol, developed by Joseph McDonald, Coalition of Essential Schools; Revised by David Allen.

Chapter 9: Blossoming: From Roots to Trees: Supporting, Sustaining and Advocating for Radically Inclusive Teaching

Professional Learning Resources and Interviews

Recommended Readings and Resources