Welcome to ILC! We are a group of Latin teachers from all over the United States, colleagues and friends, veterans, mid-career and new to the profession. Between us, we teach Latin in middle schools, high schools, and universities. We all have in common that we have embraced the theories and practices that make up Comprehensible…… Continue reading Welcome to the Inclusive Latin Classroom
With the perennial reports of Latin programs that close–very often as a teacher retires–I remain hopeful and curious about the power that Comprehensible Input has especially when it is coupled with a social justice concern in any particular school. Do our Latin programs look like the face of the school? Whether yes or no, how…… Continue reading Growing a Latin Program (2)–The Working Parts
Rereading John Bracey’s post got me thinking again… I used to work at a school that prided itself on being “part of a multicultural community,” but that tends to be the type of thing you find written on a school’s website that’s just for show, or to check a box for NEASC accreditation. I can say that it…… Continue reading Latin’s Dark History With Light-Skinned Learners
White statues, medieval paintings of white Europeans in Roman garb, portraying the gods and famous men, modern “documentaries” with white Hannibals, golden haired women, and the absence of Africa, except in passing: is this what Latin is? Is this what is left of the Classics? If this first statement/question angered you: good. If it made…… Continue reading The Inclusivity of Latin?
In my last post, I talked about not knowing what students walk in the room with. This was reiterated in the comments on the post and I believe an important discussion was started and is continuing in our blog posts. This post, as a continuation of my last and the discussion that followed, is to…… Continue reading Teaching to the Eyes
One of many types of diversity that characterize our classrooms is neurodiversity. As Nick Walker, the scholar behind Neurocosmopolitanism, writes, We are a neurologically diverse species: the enormous innate variation among individual human bodies extends to our brains, which differ from one another like fingerprints. This diversity of brains means a diversity of cognitive styles, a diversity…… Continue reading Neurodiversity in our Classrooms