Capstone Project Title
Jana Lo Bello Miller
Teaching through the COVID-19 pandemic as an English teacher to elementary school learners highlighted many mental health needs for learners that were amplified even more once everyone was back in school full time. My fellow educators and I have been surviving and reacting to mental health needs and behaviors as they pop up during the school year but that is neither a long term solution nor does it provide the needed support to learners. These experiences in the classroom led to the question: How can elementary educators support multicultural learners with their mental health? After researching culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy and its relation to the current statistics of youth mental health in the United States, I created a website of resources for elementary educators in Minnesota. The website compiles data, resources, and literature options for educators to examine independently and occasionally read with their learners. Elementary educators can support multicultural learners with their mental health by meeting their students where they are at and by taking time to educate themselves further on multicultural education.
Character Education, ESL/ ELLs, Multicultural Education
Shogren, Codi, "Supporting Multicultural Mental Health with Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Practices" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 934.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects