This research project was designed to discover new and unique teaching strategies and classroom management techniques that would improve my teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners through a lens of equity and social justice. By researching and learning new and unique teaching strategies for both online and in-person instruction, I was able to use my research to broaden my experiences and knowledge as well as gain a better understanding of the historical inequities and lack of social justice that has been the norm in most education systems. By educating myself of these injustices and inequalities, I was able to identify and correct any deficiencies in my teaching in regard to teaching to equity and social justice, using my newfound awareness to adjust and correct teaching errors. The study illuminated the many areas of teaching where I may have gone wrong had I not been made aware of the inequities and lack of social justice in my teaching.

Exit Requirement

Action Research

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (initial licensure)

Committee Chair

Melanie Landon Hays

Committee Member

Jacklyn Caires Hurley


Classroom Management in an online environment Teaching to Equity and Social Justice ELLs Social Studies



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Subject Categories

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Online and Distance Education

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