Mina Hernandez Garcia

“Translanguaging is a culturally sustaining pedagogy. Home language is not a scaffolding or crutch toward learning English...Students’ bilingualism is a resource and not something that needs to be fixed.”

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Mina Hernandez Garcia, a 2022 CEW+ Scholar and the first Amy Mecozzi Cho and Lawrence Cho Family Scholar. Mina is a PhD candidate in Educational Studies with a focus on “translanguaging,” or teachers’ and students’ use of multiple languages to make meaning in subject-matter classrooms. Mina shares her insights about supporting bilingual and multilingual students to thrive through the use of culturally sustaining practices in the classroom. 

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of change. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change, to hear personal and professional stories of strength and growth. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people.

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