A Conversation with Mark Pacheco

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Dr. Mark Pacheco talks to us about valuing language and creating language-rich classrooms, how we can support emerging bilingual students in their literacy development, and home language as an essential part of identity. Mark is known for his work in language and literacy practices of emerging bilingual students and how teachers can support these practices. Dr. Pacheco is an Assistant Professor of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Bilingual Education at the University of Florida.


Education research has a problem. The work of brilliant education researchers often doesn’t reach the practice of brilliant teachers. Classroom Caffeine is here to help. Each week, I invite a top education researcher to sit down and talk with teachers about what they have learned from years of study.

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