Episode 24 – Supporting Heritage Languages and Cultures: A Conversation with Joy Peyton

Joy Peyton, PhD, a national leader in language education, talks with Norah L. Jones about the critical role of heritage language schools and education in the U.S.

Introducing Ricky Adamson (Episode 23)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 23 of It’s About Language is Ricky Adamson, world language educator, supervisor, trainer, publisher, and a man who knows the power of inclusion to change lives.

Episode 23 You Are a Bridge to Inclusion: A Conversation with Ricky Adamson

Ricky Adamson, PhD, language educator and consultant, talks with Norah L Jones about the linguistic and cultural roots from which grow inclusion and respect.

Episode 22 – Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning: A Conversation with Toni Theisen

Toni Theisen, award winning educator, talks with Norah L Jones about culturally-responsive teaching, providing equitable access for students of all cultures.

Episode 21 – Connect the World to the Classroom: A Conversation with Akash Patel

Akash Patel, educator and founder of Happy World Foundation, talks with Norah L Jones about how directly connecting youth to individuals around the world develops the empathy to transform lives.

Episode 20 – Journey to a Dream: A Conversation with Maria del Pilar Garcia

Maria del Pilar Garcia, educator, author, and founder of Pillar of Dreams, talks with Norah L. Jones about following dreams, overcoming obstacles, and inspiring and empowering others to do the same.

Episode 19 – Multiplier Effect: A Conversation with Sheri Spaine-Long

Sheri Spaine-Long of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) talks with Norah L. Jones about the innovative ways the organization creates a powerful support system and vital communities in challenging times.

Episode 18 – Common Bond: A Conversation with Lisa Fore

It’s About Language guest Lisa Fore provides insight into the connections of all humanity through seizing opportunities to reach out in respect to other languages and cultures.

Episode 17 – Early Language Access and Equity: A Conversation with Ines Lormand

It’s About Language guest Ines Lormand makes a compelling case for language-learning in general, and early childhood language classes and opportunities in particular.

Episode 16 Reframing Language Perceptions: A Conversation with Edgar Serrano

It’s About Language guest Edgar Serrano guides us, through stories and reflections, to reframe perceptions about ourselves, others, and the world.

Episode 15 – Language and Social Justice: A Conversation with L.J. Randolph

It’s About Language guest Dr. L.J. Randolph explores how language, identity, and social justice are inextricably linked.