The Confianza Way

Anti-Bias Education

  • Navigating An ELL Label, A Sped. Label, or Both

    by Jennifer Schultz "We worry about what a child will be tomorrow but we forget that he is someone today." — Karl Meninger As an English Learner Specialist, I’ve found that analyzing a child’s rate of success has always been a tricky area for me to navigate.  It is easy to resort to comparisons, ... View Post
  • Developing Empathy for your English Language Learners

    by Kerry Shelke Empathy….some of use have a lot, some of us have a little, but all of us experience it at some point in life. As educators we often get caught up in the day-to-day tasks at hand and depending on our demographic, subject(s) taught and age levels, empathy sometimes goes by the waysi... View Post
  • We Must Always Look Inward

    by Nicole Shimizu Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of participating in a pilot of Confianza’s new offering, Social Justice for EL Leaders.  In the first week of the course, we read an article from Teaching Tolerance written by educator Jeremy Knoll entitled, They Must Always Look O... View Post