How a Chicago Lunch Program is Supporting Families During COVID19

My first time visiting Leyden High School was two summers ago, when I also visited Chicago for the first time. I was there to conduct an Equity and Inclusion workshop for staff and teachers, as part of their summer Professional Development. I was very inspired by the teachers and admin staff. Their dedication to make … Continue reading How a Chicago Lunch Program is Supporting Families During COVID19

Interview with Education Week: Blogging for English Language Learners

My interview with Larry Ferlazzo for Education Week: LF: You write about the concept of "communicative pedagogy."  Can you elaborate on it here and share some specific examples of what it might look like in the classroom? Rusul Alrubail: Communicative pedagogy is the practice in the classroom that centers the importance of interaction as one … Continue reading Interview with Education Week: Blogging for English Language Learners

Disruption in Education: It’s a good thing, and it’s more than a buzzword

This post was originally published in International Literacy Association's Literacy Today magazine.  Google defines disruption as a “disturbance or problems that interrupt an event, activity, or process”. We need to look at disruption as a concept to use and implement in education, not as a problem, but as a strategy to formulate solutions to current … Continue reading Disruption in Education: It’s a good thing, and it’s more than a buzzword