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Bilingual Teachers of the World, Unite!

Tonight I’ve been networking on twitter and on latinoeducators.com. Another bilingual teacher lamented that there aren’t many bilingual teachers who are participating in the steadily increasing online community of multilingual advocates. There are plenty of parents online who are interested in bilingualism, but where are all the teachers?

Don’t worry, you won’t be able to hide from us for very much longer. We vow to hunt you down, drag you out of your hiding place, and force you to play with us online! It’s only a matter of time.

In the meantime, take a look at some of the links to the social networking sites and blogs that I included in my last post. Join them and do not be afraid to participate. While you’re at it, go back to your schools and tell a few of the other teachers about the networking sites as well and encourage them to join.

To me being a bilingual educator is so much more than just teaching in two languages. It’s about changing the social fabric by fostering biliteracy in all students and making this world a better place by closing cultural, linguistic, economic and other divides that exist between social groups.

We’ve got a big task at hand, and we’ve all got to grab hands and do it together. As Margaret Mead once said, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

I’ll see you online somewhere. Feel free to introduce yourself or make any comments in the comment section.

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