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Exploring the intersection of multilingual learners and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)

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Each student in our schools brings unique interests, background knowledge, learning perspectives, social-emotional assets, and differences to our communities. Multilingual learners bring their own individual assets to contribute to learning that can help them make cross-linguistic and cross-cultural connections; this includes bringing diverse perspectives based on their lived experience. As educators strive to create welcoming, affirming, and engaging classrooms, it’s critical that we develop systems to identify and support the broad linguistic, learning, and behavioral dimensions of each student, thus educating the whole child.