ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Titan Voice: An Alum Explains How She Engages Students Via Culturally Responsive Teaching

I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, the youngest of eight children.

When my family immigrated to the United States, I was only 5 years old and entered elementary school without knowing a single word of English.

In those days, I was known as an “early bird” because I would come to school 30 minutes before the fluent English speakers. The goal of the school’s program was to help students learn the English language and assimilate into the U.S. culture. Well, in some respects you could say the program worked.

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