Teaching Channel Talks Episode 30: The Fallacy of Color Blindness

February 10, 2021 / by Teaching Channel

Schools are becoming more and more diverse as equity gaps for historically underserved groups grow wider. Join educators Sarah Ottow and Wendy Amato as they discuss their experiences and strategies for teaching ELLs in classrooms all over the world. You'll also hear their thoughts on how teachers can shift their equity mindset and why educators need to stop claiming they're "color blind". 

Our Guest


Sarah Ottow focuses on reinforcing relationship skills and value-identification of the ever-growing multilingual learner population while improving student outcomes and profitability within organizations. With Sarah’s extensive and diverse background supporting educators coupled with her education in curriculum and social justice, she creates programs and tools tailored to the needs of each organization.

 Our Host


Wendy earned her Master’s in Education and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Topics: Equity, Social Justice, English Language Learners, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Podcast

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