Stella Villalba divides her everyday life teaching English language learners for one part of the day as she has been doing for over 20 years. The other part of her day includes collaborating and coaching teachers across the Dublin, Ohio, school district, bridging understandings regarding teaching ELLs. Stella is a Lead Ambassador for NCTE. She is passionate about languages, literacy, and culture. You can keep up with her on Twitter @stellavillalba, Instagram @stellavillalba, or at her blog, Listening and Learning: A Teaching and Coaching Life.
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Stella Villalba outlines three ways to cultivate a community for students beyond the classroom walls. There is comfort for teachers and students to know that there is a larger community rooting for them.
Stella Villalba shares books that will fuel your creativity and nourish your imagination.
Stella Villalba compiles a book list about the topic of home. She shares the way she allows students to co-construct their own understanding of home by using picture books that provide a variety of lenses through which to view the topic.
Stella Villalba pens a personal essay reflecting on her journey of learning to confer with students and reminds us of the importance of this practice.
Stella Villalba widens our perspective by sharing the link between art and literacy with suggested picture books to help build the bridge.
Stella Villalba creates space for students to deeply notice the way artist Aminah Robinson uses images to share stories and testimonies.
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