Naashia Mohamed is a Senior Lecturer of TESOL at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her work in teacher education focuses on addressing the needs of language learners in schools and considers how school policies and practices can reduce the educational gaps faced by immigrant children and youth. Naashia has published in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Current Issues in Language Planning, International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, and ELT Journal. Her research addresses issues of identity, power, and equity in language education policy and practice.
Scaffolding Vocabulary Learning: Knowing a Word and Teaching New Words
Vocabulary is central to understanding and expressing our ideas. How can you improve the effectiveness of your vocabulary activities? Learn some strategies and tips for helping your multilingual learners of English acquire vocabulary.
Learning From Conflict: Building Understanding Through Respectful Dialogue
Teachers have a crucial role to play in helping students develop the skills of engaging in respectful dialogue around sensitive topics. This post offers some suggestions when bringing contentious issues into the classroom to develop critical thinking.
Scaffolding Writing for Multilingual Learners
Writing is an incredibly difficult and messy process, and when you are writing in a language you are not fully confident using, the challenge is even greater. Naashia Mohamed shares how to support multilingual writers effectively by focusing more on the process (rather than the product) of writing and providing supportive feedback.