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It’s About Language

Podcast

Episode 27 – From Reflection to Connection: A Conversation with Carmen Scoggins It's About Language, with Norah Jones

Award-winning world language leader Carmen Scoggins knows the importance of reflection. In Episode 27, Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting invites her stories to share insights on how she guides educators to make connections and transformations in their own work.
  1. Episode 27 – From Reflection to Connection: A Conversation with Carmen Scoggins
  2. Episode 26 – What They Could Hear Was My Heart: A Conversation with Patrick Moynihan
  3. Episode 25 – Changing Perspectives on Language: A Conversation with Krista Chambless
  4. Episode 24 – Supporting Heritage Languages and Cultures: A Conversation with Joy Peyton
  5. Episode 23 You Are a Bridge to Inclusion: A Conversation with Ricky Adamson

Insights

Passports to Understanding

Sharing this small meditative gem from Maya Angelou on the power of exposure to languages and cultures, so critical for our times.

Words Matter

It is critical that we reflect right now in our country’s life on the role and power of language and words on the behavior and beliefs of individuals and groups.

Language and Music

How much seasonal music have you heard, and how many season’s greetings have come your way? We’ll finish the year linking language and music!


Language grows out of life, out of its needs and experiences…Language and knowledge are indissolubly connected; they are interdependent.

Annie Sullivan, U.S. teacher of the Deaf, 1886-1936