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Uplifting the Voices and Languages of Latinx Students with Victor Martinez - PTE045

Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

Release Date: 07/24/2018

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In Episode 45, dual language English teacher, Victor Martinez didn’t see many other Latinx students like himself in college and he wants it to be different for his students. We discuss opportunities and attitudes, along with bringing the lived experiences of his students and their families, however harsh they may be, into the classroom. Also why do Victor’s students prefer to speak English rather than Spanish, and how does he challenge this.

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In Episode 45, dual language English teacher, Victor Martinez didn’t see many other Latinx students like himself in college and he wants it to be different for his students.

We discuss opportunities and attitudes, along with bringing the lived experiences of his students and their families, however harsh they may be, into the classroom.

Also why do Victor’s students prefer to speak English rather than Spanish, and how does he challenge this.

Further information and links for my chat with Victor Martinez, can be found here - pushingtheedge.org/45.

Listen to more episodes in Season 5: Standing Up for Our Students in These Challenging Times.

There's also many more Social Justice-inspired educators and community leaders to listen to, check them out here.

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