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I’ve previously published a popular post titled THREE EXCELLENT STUDENT IDENTITY “SELF-PORTRAIT” ACTIVITIES.

It’s an important enough of an issue to create a separate and new “Best” list sharing those and other ideas:

Students Benefit Academically When They Feel Understood is the headline of my one of my Ed Week columns.

Creating a Learning Environment Where All Kids Feel Valued is by Shana White, and it appeared in Edutopia. Here’s a video about it:


Self-Portrait Ideas for ESL Students is from English Teaching 101.

Create a portrait exploring identity and expression is from The Adobe Education Exchange.

Celebrating Linguistic Diversity in Your Classroom is from Edutopia.

This is the one I use in my classroom: Who am I? comes from Facing History.  You’ll need this excerpt from The House on Mango Street to do it.