A Conversation with Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

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Dr. Marjorie Faulstich Orellana talks to us about shifting our mindset to see how kids contribute to their families and communities, and how kids are doing much more in their lives than we ask of them in schools. Marjorie is known for her work in the areas of language brokering, cultural modeling, pedagogies of the heart and mind, immigrant youth and families, and power dynamics around literacy and gender. Dr. Orellana is a Professor in the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, where she serves as Associate Director of the International Program on Migration.


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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