Episode 114 Word Play and Pun’d-It, with Josh Daly

Wordplay is an opportunity for fun and engagement, an opening to appreciate some important things about language. As we all well know, spoken language is not only a way of conveying information, but also a way of connecting with others and expressing ourselves. And one of the ways that spoken language can be more creativeContinue reading “Episode 114 Word Play and Pun’d-It, with Josh Daly”

Episode 113 Always Say Yes to a Language: Michele Aoki & Veronica Trapani

Bring a language forward. We want that language to be something that we recognize. Human language is uniquely suited to creating possibilities. Those possibilities create opportunties for individuals to discover their deepest identities, to express their most important thoughts, to make their most important connections with other people, and to find their place and purposeContinue reading “Episode 113 Always Say Yes to a Language: Michele Aoki & Veronica Trapani”

Episode 112 Honing Our Craft: Florencia Henshaw & Kim Potowski

“We learn about fundamentals. Then as we recognize that society changes, we start questioning as we face new challenges. We need to start having other conversations.” Ponder for a moment the word “craft.” A world of mass-manufactured goods, one-use items, disposables, low-low-low prices, divided attention, and Instagram glamour… Where does craft fit in? The wordContinue reading “Episode 112 Honing Our Craft: Florencia Henshaw & Kim Potowski”

Episode 111 Language and the Art of Motorcycles: Michelle Olah

“It’s a long journey. It’s a long trip. And it’s getting there and getting back. …We bought something because the new context called for it. And that’s okay. You need to be adaptable, you need to be flexible. That was a super easy decision to make, because we knew what our plan was. So whenContinue reading “Episode 111 Language and the Art of Motorcycles: Michelle Olah”

Episode 110 United by Language Family : Terri Marlow

“We are a family, not biological family, but a family united by language.” Do we need data to love our family? We can read much research about how a family unit – no matter how it may be constituted – is of critical importance to human well-being. But if we do not experience it, itContinue reading “Episode 110 United by Language Family : Terri Marlow”

Episode 109 Bringing Perspectives Together : Enrique Moras

“Complexity makes life more interesting. Stories need to evoke these complexities, to generate questions. We need questions more than answers.” What journey are YOU on? What questions are you creating, the language of which can create more openings to understanding, connections, and possibilities than “answers” ever can? What talent in yourself are you cultivating? HowContinue reading “Episode 109 Bringing Perspectives Together : Enrique Moras”

Episode 108: Light a Fire

What’s your spark? How do you speak about your identity, your purpose, your gifts? Use your language to breathe life into your unique ember, and join with others to light a fire to warm the world. Humanity and hope: it’s about language.

Episode 107 For You and With You: Megan Dierks

It’s About Language | Episode 107 | For You and With You: Megan Dierks

Norah Jones speaks with Megan Diercks of the AATF about the power of language to transform lives young and old, and to develop confidence, leadership, and connections in our work and world. We are stronger when we are working together. The AATF networks with other organizations to strengthen the visibility of French in the world, bringing people together to reinforce the importance of French and the importance of learning and using French in our lives and in the world.

Episode 106 Language, Self-Reflection, Growth: Thomas Sauer

Join us for Episode 106 of Its About Language, where Thomas Sauer of PEARLL shares insights with host Norah Jones on the importance of self-reflection for personal growth and enhanced well-being.

Sauer’s work at the National Foreign Language Center focuses on reflection in professional development, but his conversation with Jones demonstrates how to apply this practice in the lives of all human beings, adults and children alike.

More insights on the topics of professional growth, Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL), Thomas Sauer’s work, and using Norah Jones’s work with natural language behaviors to support reflection and growth can all be found at Jones’s website, http://www.fluency.consulting .

Episode 105 Making Connections, Making a Difference: Kathy Shelton & ACTFL

Join us on a transformative journey of language connection and empowerment, regardless of your role or work in life. This episode serves as an inspiring call to make meaningful connections and discover opportunities for positive impact. By seeking and sharing stories like these, you build a ladder to lift you out of despair, illuminating your path to your unique role to play in the world.

Episode 104 – Leaping Past Language Barriers – Jessica Haxhi

This episode brings Norah & Jessica Haxhi (New Haven, CT) together to discuss how language is more than words. It’s a tool that can be used to leap over barriers: AI, COVID separation, environmental & social and other pressing contemporary needs.

Introducing Susan K Younger (Episode 37)

Learn more about Susan K Younger, my guest for Episode 37 of It’s About Language, whose B.A.N.K. coaching work is part of a lifetime commitment to connecting and healing individuals and communities.

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