Vietnamese Student Inclusion Action Plan

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Vietnamese Student Inclusion Action Plan by Mind Map: Vietnamese Student Inclusion Action Plan

1. Develop a Relationship with Parents

1.1. Who:

1.1.1. Teachers

1.1.2. Administrators

1.2. When

1.2.1. First few weeks of the school year. Prioritize visits and make schedule

1.2.2. Through the school year

1.3. Where:

1.3.1. Parents' home

1.3.2. School

1.4. Why:

1.4.1. Building a relationship with the parents encourages a higher degree of student academic interest and success. Studies have shown that home visits, for instance, are directly linked with a lower rate of truancy and improved reading. See Washington Post article in the link for this box.

1.5. How:

1.5.1. Home visits

1.5.2. Phone

1.5.3. Text

1.5.4. Text images of students in school to parents

1.5.5. Using family engagement resources, such as the Flamboyan Foundation

1.5.6. Communicate with the parents in their native language or use the school system's translation services

1.5.7. Classroom newsletter through password protected blog

1.6. Invite parents to speak to the classroom about their trades or professional expertise

2. Invite Vietnamese and Asian Speakers, Including Parents, to Chat with Students

2.1. Who:

2.1.1. Teachers

2.1.2. Administrators

2.1.3. Parents

2.1.4. Community leaders

2.2. When:

2.2.1. Twice every semester

2.3. Where:

2.3.1. Classroom

2.3.2. School auditorium

2.4. Why:

2.4.1. Vietnamese students will develop realistic and successful role models from the community to emulate.

2.5. How:

2.5.1. Invite directors of local non-profits

2.5.2. Invite community leaders

2.5.3. Invite representatives of government agencies

2.5.4. Invite local team athletes

2.5.5. Invite parents to talk and demonstrate their expertise in their trades and professions

2.5.6. Invite local writers, poets

2.5.7. Invite local musicians

3. Use Vietnames Phrases During Individual Instruction

3.1. Who:

3.1.1. Teachers

3.2. When:

3.2.1. Through the year

3.3. Where:

3.3.1. Classroom

3.4. Why:

3.4.1. Show students that teacher cares and respects their language and culture and is invested in their learning

3.5. How:

3.5.1. If teacher speaks Vietnamese, use it when necessary to help the student individual and in small groups

3.5.2. If teacher is not bilingual, he can use online translation programs such as Google Translate

3.5.3. Enlist the help of other students who speak both English and Vietnamese to work with the student, if possible

3.5.4. Place ELL Vietnamese students with teachers who speak their language

3.5.5. Encourage literacy in the child's native language at the same time that they learn English. The fact that the child needs to develop English fluency should not be overlooked.

4. Include Positive Images of Vietnamese and Asian Notables in Classroom and Building Decoration

4.1. Who:

4.1.1. Teachers

4.1.2. Administrators

4.2. When:

4.2.1. Through the Year

4.3. Where:

4.3.1. Classroms

4.3.2. Hallways

4.3.3. Meeting Halls

4.4. Why:

4.4.1. Asian students are the victims of discrimination and racism. These images will show them that the school, teachers, administrators and students celebrate their culture as something positive and unique as well as its contributions to society.

4.5. How:

4.5.1. Images of leaders: Betty Nguyen, CBS Early Morning News Anchor

4.5.2. Images of scientists: Eugene H. Trinh, NASA Astronaut

4.5.3. Images of writers: Le Thi Diem Thuy, poet, novelist and performer

4.5.4. Images of scholars: Gloria Anzaldúa

4.5.5. Images of musicians: Cuong Vu

4.5.6. Images of politicians and leaders: Hubert Vo, member of the Texas state legislature

4.5.7. Images of Vietnamese athletes: Tommy Pham, major leagues baseball player

4.5.8. Images of Vietnamese American College Grads

5. Integrate Vietnames Culture in the Curriculum Through the Year Not Only During Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

5.1. Who:

5.1.1. Teachers

5.1.2. Administrators

5.2. When:

5.2.1. Through the year

5.3. Where

5.3.1. Curriculum

5.3.2. Assignments

5.4. Why:

5.4.1. Students will see that teachers care about their culture, while both will deepen their understanding about Vietnamese culture and history

5.5. How:

5.5.1. Use books with Vietnamese and Asian themes by authors from these ethnicities

5.5.2. Use material that shows the contributions of Vienamese and Asian Americans in the subject area