Season 5, Episode 4

What bilingualism can teach us with Dr. Doris Baker

Dr. Doris Baker speaks from her background researching the academic outcomes of English language learners (ELLs) to discuss ways educators can better engage and support all of their students. Dr. Baker emphasizes how much there is to learn about our native language by learning another language, and the advantages of bilingualism. She dives into a conversation around codeswitching and the importance of cultural awareness and provides practical advice on how to include ELLs in core instruction. She also outlines how educators can include parents in their children’s language learning by teaching them how, when, and what to read to their kids—in their native language!