As an administrator

This practical resource allows administrators to create translanguaging classrooms in their schools and districts that are aligned with the global and local realities of the 21st century. These dynamic classrooms advance the kinds of practices that college and career-readiness standards demand, as they enhance bilingual students’ critical thinking, creativity, and English language and literacy development.

The translanguaging pedagogy in this book is purposeful and strategic, and demonstrates how administrators can use translanguaging to

  1. Support students as they engage with and comprehend complex content and texts
  2. Provide opportunities for students to develop linguistic practices for academic contexts
  3. Make space for students’ bilingualism and ways of knowing
  4. Support students’ socioemotional development and bilingual identities

The examples, templates, and tools based on three very different focal classroom experiences stimulate concrete thinking about students, classrooms, programs, schools, practices, and research in different bi/multilingual communities. Educational leaders can use this book to guide teaching, instructional programming, and action-oriented research in any context.