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Create a schoolwide foundation to ensure academic success for ALL students This useful guide supports the needs of culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse learners and demonstrates how a shared vision can increase student engagement and ensure that not-so-common learners benefit from academic rigor. Taking a system-wide approach, the authors offer educators a model arranged in six distinct yet complementary pathways to improve programs, policies, and practices for diverse learners. This innovative framework includes: Mapping and aligning an integrated curriculum–making the mainstream curricula accessible for all learners Collaborative planning and assessment–pooling intelligence so the whole is greater than the sum of its parts Teaching students explicit learning strategies–empowering students by increasing student-led learning Promoting disciplinary literacy–providing all students with access to pertinent academic language learning Featuring ...

Final Thoughts
Final Thoughts

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

—John Quincy Adams

In this book, we introduced what we believed to be a much needed framework for the education of diverse learners. This framework, as you probably noticed, encourages school communities to examine what they collectively value to promote an understanding and respect for the talents and challenges of special student populations. Of course, this takes advocacy, planning, and maybe even cajoling on the part of the leadership team. As educators, we know that systematic change on a schoolwide or districtwide level can be difficult. However, the students are and continue to be our inspiration and the reason that we work so hard to ...

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