Episode 51 – Why It’s About Language

My invitation throughout this podcast is to reflect on your own personal “novel” – the story of your life as reflected in the roles and impact of language on you, the chief protagonist.

Episode 47 – Opening Minds and Hearts: Shawn Slakk

In Episode 47, Shawn Slakk shares with Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting how we can all open doors to achievement, self-awareness, and hope through the power of language.

Episode 46 – The Language of a “Go-Giver”: Chaz Volk

In Episode 46, Chaz Volk, founder of Mr Thrive Media, shares with Norah L Jones of Fluency Consulting how building a network of trust uses the power of language and relationship to change lives for the better.

Episode 43 – Inclusive Language Experiences: A Conversation with Leslie Baldwin

What makes learning relevant? How can we help make life in the world better for all? In Episode 43, Leslie Baldwin, Executive Director of SCOLT, talks to Norah L Jones of Fluency Consulting about how the gift and tool of human language extends meaning far beyond the classroom.

Episode 9: Language: Challenge & Promise: A Conversation with David Bong

It’s About Language podcast guest David Bong speaks of obligations to use language to bring the world together and confirm each person’s identity.

Episode 8: The Culture & Language of Leadership: A Conversation with Debbie Callihan-Dingle

It’s About Language podcast guest Debbie Callihan-Dingle describes pathways and choices in challenging times that demonstrate the language and culture of leadership.

Episode 7: Global Inspiration, Global Invitation: A Conversation with Linda Egnatz

It’s About Language podcast guest Linda Egnatz challenges us to step up to make the world a connected space where we look out for each other. Follow us as she blazes a breakthrough path to language empowerment for all.

Episode 6: Bringing Language to Life: A Conversation with Parthena Draggett

In this week’s conversation with educator and author Parthena Draggett, we explore the power and transformation of connecting language learning and application to life.

Episode 5: Language and Imagination: A Conversation with Andrés Pi Andreu

In this week’s conversation with author and creative Andres Pi Andreu, we explore how language and imagination interact – and what their roles will be in the “metahuman” future now unfolding.

Episode 4: Bridging to the “Other”: A Conversation with Carolyn Gill

This week I talk with Carolyn Gill, who shares her personal stories of delight with those who have come across her life, bringing new languages, cultures, and perspectives. She challenges all of us to think of how we view “the Other,” and what space we make for diversity in our lives.

Episode 3: Language Builds Community

In this episode of It’s About Language, I talk with Ken Stewart, award-winning world language educator, as we focus on what creates excellence in teachers, students, and programs, and how language and culture build community.