English Language Learners and Special Education—Call for Submissions
September’s Print Edition was not that long ago, February still seems a long way off. But MontessoriPublic needs to hear your voice today! The next issue will focus in Special Education and English Language Learners—SPED and ELL in the jargon of public school. There are some questions we would like answers to:
- How are SPED and ELL handled in your public Montessori school? In your daily practice?
- Is Montessori training and education enough to meet the needs of these children, or is more needed?
- Do you have a Montessori–SPED–ELL story of your own? As a child, a parent, a teacher…?
- What are the social justice implications of SPED and ELL, and how can Montessori help–or hinder?
We’re listening for all voices: new teachers and veterans, with and without letters after your name, first-time writers and public voices. Help us share your story.
How long should it be?
If you’ve seen the Print Edition (if you haven’t, view it online here), you can get an idea:
- 1100 words or so fills a page
- 1500 words runs across two
- 400-800 words is a quick take
It all depends on how much you have to say (and how much space we have when articles come in).
How long do I have?
Start today! We can help edit and shape a first draft. The final deadline to make or print deadline is Friday, January 5, 2018. It will be here before you know it.
Send submissions, questions, clarifications to Dave Ayer at [email protected].
David worked in private Montessori for more than twenty years as a parent, three-to-six year-old and adolescent teacher, administrator, writer, speaker, and advocate. In 2016 he began working with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector. David lives in Portland, Oregon.