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Episode 84 – A Conversation with Thomas and Collier on Dual Language Realities“When you continue their cognitive development in first language, and you use their first language to increase their level of …2022/11/03Podcast, Podcast-12022-11-03 11:00:00
Episode 83 – You are Invited to… Succeed as an Adult Language Learner“Most adults feel they might not be good at language. And I am here to tell you everybody is, because …2022/10/27Podcast, Podcast-12022-10-27 13:14:00
Episode 82 – You Are Invited to… Prove Your Language Skills.“We really do recognize language learning takes time and it’s important to not only recognize but document the benchmarks along …2022/10/13Podcast, Podcast-12022-10-13 11:31:10
Episode 81 – You Are Invited to… Celebrate Your Heritage.“What is heritage? What is inheritance? The base language Proto-Indo-European, for the word heir or of heritage and inheritance is …2022/09/29Podcast, Podcast-12022-09-29 12:00:00
Episode 80 – Your Invitation to: Go Beyond Borders“As somebody who is an expert in language and with language, with our use of language, we can either help …2022/09/22Podcast, Podcast-12022-09-22 14:19:36
Episode 79 – It’s About Language: It’s About YOU“This year It’s About Language it’s going to be it’s about you. I’m going to connect all of us to …2022/09/15Podcast, Podcast-12022-09-15 11:00:00
Introducing Jenniffer Whyte (Episode 78)“World Language teachers, that’s the dream world for me. Coming here, it’s like, no one looks at me funny, nobody …2022/09/01Guests2022-09-01 17:00:00
Episode 78 – Opportunity, Equity, Justice“If I learn how to speak Russian, I can speak to Russians, and they can smile at me. Even if …2022/09/01Podcast, Podcast-12022-09-01 11:00:00
Episodio 77 – IAL a la AATSP: Enseñar el idioma vivo“Es el placer y la pasión de mi vida, enseñar el español.” Blanca Figueredo Da un paso atrás por un …2022/08/18Podcast, Podcast-12022-08-18 11:06:11
Episode 76 – IAL at AATSP: Building Inclusion“We know that every single person here speaks either Spanish or Portuguese, it’s just like a very different culture, so …2022/08/11Podcast, Podcast-12022-08-11 11:42:37
Episode 75 – IAL at AATSP: Celebrating Community“For two years, we’ve been looking at each other through our ZOOM tombs, as I like to call it, because …2022/08/04Podcast, Podcast-12022-08-04 11:00:00
Introducing Elizabeth Mack (Episode 74)“I had the remarkable opportunity when I was in college to study abroad in the south of France.It changed my …2022/07/27Guests2022-07-27 11:30:00
Episode 74 – Freestyle Languages: Opportunity and Joy“Language in the United States can and should no longer be an accessory to anything, to any sort of learning, …2022/07/27Podcast, Podcast-12022-07-27 11:00:00
Introducing Megan Jeffrey (Episode 73)“I grew up in a very diverse community. I grew up as a Baha’i, which is extremely diverse and celebrates …2022/07/21Guests2022-07-21 12:32:44
Episode 73 – NFLC, Lectia, and You“The National Foreign Language Center’s mission is to help people understand each other and the world around them. And we …2022/07/21Podcast, Podcast-12022-07-21 11:00:00
Introducing Dali Tan (Episode 72)“I really feel that why I’m doing what I’m doing is because of the 85 years of friendship between my …2022/07/07Guests2022-07-07 16:45:00
Episode 72 – Let Everyone Come In“It is my mission to let the world know that we need world languages and languages should be for all. …2022/07/07Podcast, Podcast-12022-07-07 11:00:00
Introducing Steven Sacco (Episode 71)“My father has been the major influence in my life. My father taught me how to love languages because he …2022/06/30Guests2022-06-30 11:41:18
Episode 71 – Breaking Silos, Changing Lanes“Instead of having the silos of foreign language department here, business school here, engineering program here, I’ve worked very hard …2022/06/30Podcast, Podcast-12022-06-30 11:00:00
Introducing Celia Zamora (Episode 70 & Episode 62)“I myself am a heritage speaker. I was born in Venezuela. I moved to Miami, Florida when I was six …2022/06/28Guests2022-06-28 12:49:28
Introducing Agnès Ndiaye Tounkara (Episode 69 & 61)“These students, before they are black, they are from a community. They are from an ethnic group. They are from …2022/06/25Guests2022-06-25 09:00:00
Episode 70 – Language as a Lifeline“As a species, we’re the only thing that exists in this world right now that can talk about things that …2022/06/23Podcast, Podcast-12022-06-23 11:00:00
Episode 69 – Resilience (Republished)“Our students become black in America. They’re arriving directly from Africa where everybody’s black and their identity is not their …2022/06/16Podcast, Podcast-12022-06-16 15:54:39
Episode 69 – Resilience“Our students become black in America. They’re arriving directly from Africa where everybody’s black and their identity is not their …2022/06/16Podcast, Podcast-12022-06-16 11:00:00
Episode 68 – Understanding Ourselves in the World: IAL at SCOLT Part 2“[Learning Spanish] was a collective experience that helped me understand myself within the world. Language gave me that opportunity.” LJ …2022/06/02Podcast, Podcast-12022-06-02 11:00:00
Through Language We Name Our WorthAs those know who listened to It’s About Language IAL podcast 66, the first half of my sojourn at the …2022/06/01Uncategorized2022-06-01 09:30:00
Episode 67 – How Can Language Help Us Confront Fear and Hate“As a linguist and as an educator, I believe 100% that I can help us to reflect on how language …2022/05/27Podcast, Podcast-12022-05-27 11:30:00
Episode 66 – Lifelong Learning: IAL at SCOLT Part 1“This is my calling, this is my vocation. This is what I love doing. So I love languages, I love …2022/05/19Podcast, Podcast-12022-05-19 11:00:00
Introducing Linda Egnatz (Episodes 7 & 62)“If you see a problem, look for a way to fix it. If you see someone who has a need, …2022/05/16Guests2022-05-16 08:01:36
Episode 65 – Life’s a Stage: Crafting Language with 246 The Main“I want my characters to be authentic, to truly draw people into the story and not just say, “Oh. Well, …2022/05/12Podcast, Podcast-12022-05-12 11:00:00
Introducing Joy Peyton (Episodes 24, 60, 61, 62, 63)“”This is the first time that people outside our language community have really wanted to talk to me.” Joy Peyton …2022/05/07Guests2022-05-07 16:30:00
Introducing Amanda Seewald (Episodes 10 & 62)How does immersion in languages and cultures removed from our family histories affect our connection to our own stories? Why …2022/05/06Guests2022-05-06 11:13:03
Episode 64 – Tell Your Story“Language is how we name our own reality. Language is how we identify ourselves to ourselves as we grow, no …2022/05/05Podcast, Podcast-12022-05-05 18:00:00
Language Down DeepYesterday a friend from the general rural neighborhood came by with some old (early 20th century) German books of poetry …2022/05/04Uncategorized2022-05-04 21:33:21
Introducing Renata Emilsson Peskova (Episode 63)“All languages are valuable as all people are valuable. Because the language’s a part of our identity of who we …2022/05/02Guests2022-05-02 13:00:00
Introducing Ken Cruickshank (Episode 63)“Heritage language schools are where everything is at. The students there, they’re bilingual, they’re plurilingual, they’re in touch with what’s …2022/05/01Guests2022-05-01 13:00:00
Introducing Antonella Cortese (Episode 63)“Our heritage languages and cultures, they help ground us. And they help us realize who we are at our core …2022/04/30Guests2022-04-30 21:07:00
Introducing Gisi Cannizzaro (Episode 63)“How much does a particular country value multilingualism, multiculturalism or on the other end, how monolingual is it and what …2022/04/29Guests2022-04-29 13:00:00
Episode 63 – International Collaborations“People used to be afraid of languages. What we find is that the more the young people know about their …2022/04/28Podcast-12022-04-28 11:00:00
Introducing Neila Baumiliene (Episode 61)“In crisis like [the Russian invasion of Ukraine], Heritage schools for refugees families become essential – it is a place …2022/04/22Guests2022-04-22 08:46:00
Introducing Ashok Ojha (Episode 61)“[Identity is] very important for me as a language teacher and advocate. These two organizations that I’m heading, Yuva Hindi …2022/04/21Guests2022-04-21 21:59:00
Episode 62 – Advocating for Heritage Languages” Language advocacy, advocacy in general, is about collaboration and consistency, and a commitment to building connections. It comes from …2022/04/21Podcast-12022-04-21 11:00:00
Episode 61 – Heritage Doorways“When you have someone in front of you, they have a little bag on their back and that’s their heritage. …2022/04/14Podcast-12022-04-14 11:53:20
Introducing Maria Carreira (Episode 60)“We need to be seen, if there were some way to make us more visible in society. So many of …2022/04/10Guests2022-04-10 10:56:00
Introducing Fabrice Jaumont (Episode 60)“I wrote a book called The Bilingual Revolution, which is really about nine different linguistic communities that fought for the …2022/04/10Guests2022-04-10 10:55:00
Introducing Richard (Dick) Brecht (Episode 60)“In the United States, we have what I call America’s languages. They are the indigenous languages. They are the colonial …2022/04/09Guests2022-04-09 23:03:55
Episode 60 – Becoming an Equitable, Multilingual Society“This mutual understanding, this tolerance, this is the best way to generate more peace in our societies, and God knows …2022/04/07Podcast-12022-04-07 11:00:00
Introducing Hugh Ballou (Episode 59)“My superpower is being able to create a space for people to raise the bar on their own performance.“ Empowering …2022/03/24Guests2022-03-24 11:00:00
Episode 59 – Transformational Leadership: Hugh Ballou“I go to the conductor analogy. I wave that baton. That stick is called the baton. It doesn’t make sound. …2022/03/24Podcast-12022-03-24 11:00:00
Episode 58 – Bilingual Business, Beyond Hello: Edgar Serrano“We must show businesses what language can do to transform our economy, to transform their opportunities, to really connect with …2022/03/17Podcast-12022-03-17 11:00:00
Introducing Edgar Serrano (Episodes 16 & 58)“We can learn how little we know by reframing our perceptions of language and culture.” Edgar Serrano, my guest for …2022/03/17Guests2022-03-17 11:00:00
Introducing Kim Haas (Episode 57)“When I traveled to Mexico [at age 6] a stranger taught me to count in Spanish from 1-20. And that …2022/03/10Guests2022-03-10 11:00:00
Episode 57 – Afro-Latino Travels: Kim Haas“I turn on television and…there’s no one of African descent. So I’m thinking, wow, we are missing out on all …2022/03/10Podcast-12022-03-10 11:00:00
Episode 56 – Language Facing the Future: IAL at NECTFL Part 2“My superpower is that I can find a way to connect with every single person I meet. It really wasn’t …2022/03/03Podcast-12022-03-03 11:00:00
Episode 55 – When Language Reunites Us: IAL at NECTFL Part 1“My name is Maki. I live in New York City. I work as an administrator at a language center and …2022/02/24Podcast-12022-02-24 11:00:00
OK, I Can’t Resist: LoveI’ve had my local grandkiddos over a lot lately, and they remind me of how much I love them, and …2022/02/21Uncategorized2022-02-21 10:48:50
Introducing Jenni Kilmore (Episode 54)“We saw all kinds of different situations in the shutdown. It made everybody really think about, what are we trying …2022/02/17Guests2022-02-17 11:00:00
Episode 54 – Sphere of Influence: Jenni Kilmore“[Visualize] a huge blurry picture with this crystal clear center…this picture represents everything that we do in a normal classroom …2022/02/17Podcast-12022-02-17 11:00:00
FocusLanguage informs the world for human beings. That’s why my podcast, that’s why my career in language acquisition, education, training, …2022/02/16Uncategorized2022-02-16 12:15:38
Episode 53 – Language Pilgrimage: Linda Markley“So maybe we’re just going to take an easier path today. We’re just going to hold each other’s hands and …2022/02/10Podcast-12022-02-10 11:00:00
Introducing Josh Barinstein (Episode 52)“In that [YouTube] video and anything that I want to show through that channel and anything in my life in …2022/02/03Guests2022-02-03 13:29:12
Episode 52 – Under the Surface: Josh Barinstein“Something I would urge people to do, just to try some of these things that are difficult, that are painful. …2022/02/03Podcast-12022-02-03 11:00:00
Tuna Challenge ResponseI asked in this blog last week, in my Tuna Salad Challenge: When did YOU discover that you in fact …2022/02/02Uncategorized2022-02-02 11:27:38
Good Word: John Carlino“Good word” in Greek is “eulogy.” Today I’m putting in a good word for John Carlino, adding to the expressions …2022/01/30Uncategorized2022-01-30 15:08:12
Episode 51 – Why It’s About Language“We’re at a real crossroads with how we talk to one another…We’re at a real crossroads with how we include …2022/01/26Podcast-12022-01-26 21:53:45
Tuna Salad ChallengeI’m thinking a lot this morning about cultural stuff: proverbs, values, identities, invisibilities… Many things that I realized I wanted …2022/01/25Uncategorized2022-01-25 10:02:48
Let’s Talk BirdseedWell, my ducks are not in the row I referred to in my home page entry. 🙂 This is where …2022/01/19Uncategorized2022-01-19 10:25:17
Episode 50 – Retrospective 2: Language, the DoorwayThe world is an open place we can serve… When you open the door to a bigger place… And we …2022/01/13Podcast-12022-01-13 11:00:00
Episode 49 – Season 1: Living Language“Identity, belonging, impact: these three define the role of language in the lives of human beings, these are the elements …2021/10/21Podcast-12021-10-21 11:00:00
Episode 48 – Listening is the New Leadership: Jacque Merritt“I don’t think we can solve all these problems in the world without listening to each other as human beings. …2021/09/30Podcast-12021-09-30 11:00:00
Introducing Jacque Merritt (Episode 48)” We’ve kind of stopped listening to each other and we’re doing a lot of talking over each other right now. …2021/09/30Guests2021-09-30 11:00:00
Episode 47 – Opening Minds and Hearts: Shawn Slakk“Keep an open mind… Relish the fact that someone might be just a little bit different than you, can express …2021/09/23Podcast-12021-09-23 11:00:00
Introducing Shawn Slakk (Episode 47)“We’re all language learners, whatever language it is that we’re working on.” Shawn Slakk was my guest for Episode 47. …2021/09/23Guests2021-09-23 11:00:00
Episode 46 – The Language of a “Go-Giver”: Chaz Volk“Because artists and creatives are still learning how to network, one of the great opportunities that I have is to …2021/09/16Podcast-12021-09-16 11:00:00
Introducing Chaz Volk (Episode 46)“I was reliant on someone else’s success in order for my happiness to exist. And I’m angry at myself for …2021/09/16Guests2021-09-16 11:00:00
Episode 45 – Let Go, Let Grow: Florencia Henshaw“[O]ne goal for me is for learners to have a good perception of the language, a good relationship with the …2021/09/09Podcast-12021-09-09 11:00:00
Introducing Florencia Henshaw (Episode 45)“When I moved to the United States, and I was in a connecting flight in Chicago O’Hare going to San …2021/09/09Guests2021-09-09 11:00:00
Episode 44 – Frame of Meaning: Michael Liebowitz“We relate to and make sense of our world based on our beliefs. When you go out there and communicate …2021/09/02Podcast-12021-09-02 11:00:00
Introducing Michael Liebowitz (Episode 44)“It was in first grade that I was first exposed to kids teasing one another… I never quite understood that …2021/09/02Guests2021-09-02 11:00:00
Introducing Leslie Baldwin (Episode 43)“I do think there’s a lot that teachers, across the board, can do in language classrooms to ensure that their …2021/08/26Guests2021-08-26 11:00:00
Episode 43 – Inclusive Language Experiences: A Conversation with Leslie Baldwin“This is the first time I felt like I belonged somewhere, because that family you showed looked like mine.” Jump …2021/08/26Podcast-12021-08-26 11:00:00
Introducing Jill Kushner Bishop (Episode 42)“I was interested in the intersection of language and culture. I was always interested in language itself, but more interesting …2021/08/19Guests2021-08-19 11:00:00
Episode 42 – Transcreation: Language, Identity, Nuance: A Conversation with Jill Kushner Bishop“Every industry needs people who have linguistic and cultural competence… Companies spend so much time and energy on their international …2021/08/19Podcast-12021-08-19 11:00:00
Introducing Linda Zins-Adams (Episode 41)“My master’s is in special education, so I think that taught me how to look at learners differently… [M]y role …2021/08/12Guests2021-08-12 11:00:00
Episode 41 – Leading with Why: A Conversation with Linda Zins Adams“I think we need to look at ourselves more as a facilitator of the language and the culture, and then …2021/08/12Podcast-12021-08-12 11:00:00
Episode 40 – Celebrate What You Can Do: A Conversation with Clarissa Adams Fletcher“I think that as a country, as a world, we will be in such a better place if we all …2021/08/05Podcast-12021-08-05 13:00:00
Introducing Clarissa Adams Fletcher (Episode 40)“I was born in Atlanta, went to an urban inner city school. I enjoyed all of my people but all …2021/08/05Guests2021-08-05 13:00:00
Introducing Jen Carson (Episode 39)“My issue is justice: it is what led me to a career as a lawyer and to switch careers to …2021/07/29Guests2021-07-29 11:00:00
Episode 39 – Language Levels the Playing Field: A Conversation with Jen Carson“Everyone deserves respect and access to the world. World language classes are where cultural sensitivity and global competence are cultivated. …2021/07/29Podcast-12021-07-29 11:00:00
Introducing the Leaders of the National Museum of Language (Episode 38)“We seek to lead others to their personal discoveries of language and languages. We undertake a range of initiatives offering …2021/07/22Guests2021-07-22 11:00:00
Episode 38 The National Museum of Language“Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the magic and beauty of language.” Jump down to listen to the …2021/07/22Podcast-12021-07-22 11:00:00
Introducing Susan K Younger (Episode 37)“I could sometimes see intuitively how to connect with people. [B.A.N.K.] makes it possible to share with others how to …2021/07/15Guests2021-07-15 11:00:00
Episode 37 B.A.N.K.: One World, One Language: A Conversation with Susan K Younger“We talk about one world, one language. When you get to values, we all generate our thoughts and decision-making based …2021/07/15Podcast-12021-07-15 11:00:00
Episode 36 – Transformational Questioning: Continuing Conversation with Matt Bailey“Being safe and valued, questions, concepts, freedom to speak, are so evident at companies that have an amazing work culture. …2021/07/08Podcast-12021-07-08 11:00:00
Episode 35 I Have to Change My Language to Connect: A Conversation with Matt Bailey“There is a trend right now to hiring soft skills. People that can communicate, that can capture people’s attention, that …2021/07/01Podcast-12021-07-01 11:00:00
Introducing Matt Bailey (Episodes 35 and 36)“I did not come from a technical background. I love language. My mother said I was a born salesperson, but …2021/07/01Guests2021-07-01 11:00:00
Introducing Lea Graner Kennedy (Episode 34)“One of my goals is to be able to work with both teachers and with students in the different roles …2021/06/24Guests2021-06-24 11:00:00
Episode 34 – Dialogue and Transformation: A Conversation with Lea Graner Kennedy“We know that we have some big challenges. We’re teaching languages in a face of a pandemic, a climate crisis, …2021/06/24Podcast-12021-06-24 10:58:00
Introducing Cheri Quinlan (Episode 33)“When I was in Spanish 3, my school offered a scholarship to students to study in Mexico. I decided to …2021/06/17Guests2021-06-17 15:55:17
Episode 33 – Language, Culture, Passion: A Conversation with Cheri Quinlan“Follow your passion, even if it is not your strongest suit.“ Jump down to listen to the podcast For Cheri …2021/06/17Podcast-12021-06-17 11:00:00
Episode 32 – The Language and Culture of Living Well: A Conversation with Cristina DiGiacomo“With all due respect to the academic institutions that have kept philosophy alive, [they] also walled philosophy off for a …2021/06/10Podcast-12021-06-10 11:00:00
Introducing Cristina DiGiacomo (Episode 32)“Everyone is a philosopher, and I can prove it.” Cristina DiGiacomo is my guest for Episode 32. Take a look …2021/06/10Guests2021-06-10 11:00:00
Episode 31 Inclusive Storytelling Begins with Listening: A Conversation with Ashwini Prasad“One thing that I was taught when I was young was “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words …2021/06/03Podcast-12021-06-03 11:00:00
Introducing Ashwini Prasad (Episode 31)“I’m finding out all this amazing stories about these amazing people and I’ve never ever heard about them. That’s where …2021/06/03Guests2021-06-03 11:00:00
Episode 30 – The Language of Leadership: A Conversation with Bob Pizzini“My two-word definition of leadership is “enabling others.” And then the longer version of that is to use my education, …2021/05/27Podcast-12021-05-27 11:00:00
Introducing Robert Pizzini (Episode 30)“I think that leaders are always learning and storytelling can only be done if leaders reflect on their experiences. And …2021/05/27Guests2021-05-27 11:00:00
Introducing Dan Goodwin (Episode 29)“I want to make sure that people feel seen. I want to make sure they feel heard, and I want …2021/05/20Guests2021-05-20 11:00:00
Episode 29 – Words Reveal and Conceal: A Conversation with Dan Goodwin“You have the ability to raise someone to their dreams or to crush them in your hand. You absolutely have …2021/05/20Podcast-12021-05-20 11:00:00
Episode 28 – Exploring and Questioning Bias: A Conversation with Arthur Padilla“Take a really deep breath, get as calm as you can. And let yourself consider just for a moment that …2021/05/13Podcast-12021-05-13 11:00:00
Introducing Arthur Padilla (Episode 28)“They call me a noise maker… so people will say [I’m] very intrusive, [I’m] chaotic. So they use words like …2021/05/13Guests2021-05-13 11:00:00
Episode 27 – From Reflection to Connection: A Conversation with Carmen Scoggins“It’s all going to start with you. Turn that camera to yourself. Everyone loves to take a selfie, but think …2021/05/06Podcast, Podcast-12021-05-06 11:00:00
Introducing Carmen Scoggins (Episode 27)“I have been obsessed with the African concept of Ubuntu, ‘I am only because we are.’ I think that’s beautiful, …2021/05/06Guests2021-05-06 11:00:00
Episode 26 – What They Could Hear Was My Heart: A Conversation with Patrick Moynihan“Speak language first. Perfect it second.” Jump down to listen to the podcast Here’s a definition of “fluency” for you …2021/04/29Podcast, Podcast-12021-04-29 11:00:00
Introducing Patrick Moynihan (Episode 26)“So I ended up in Haiti with no preparation, no language preparation, and yes, I mean it’s a very oral …2021/04/29Guests2021-04-29 11:00:00
Episode 25 – Changing Perspectives on Language: A Conversation with Krista Chambless“I do hope that people know how important it is to learn languages, just for the connection to other people …2021/04/22Podcast, Podcast-12021-04-22 11:00:00
Introducing Krista Chambless (Episode 25)“I love to talk to people, I love to connect with people, I love to get to know people. And …2021/04/22Guests2021-04-22 11:00:00
Episode 24 – Supporting Heritage Languages and Cultures: A Conversation with Joy Peyton“Community-based heritage language schools and Native American schools are all part of the national language-learning landscape. When we talk about …2021/04/15Podcast, Podcast-12021-04-15 11:00:00
Episode 23 You Are a Bridge to Inclusion: A Conversation with Ricky Adamson“There are a lot of people in this world that don’t feel like they belong and they feel like they’re …2021/04/08Podcast, Podcast-12021-04-08 11:00:00
Introducing Ricky Adamson (Episode 23)“The book that I wrote and had published in 2019 is based on the stories my grandparents told me about …2021/04/08Guests2021-04-08 11:00:00
Episode 22 – Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning: A Conversation with Toni Theisen“We need culturally responsive learning. We need culturally responsive governing. We need culturally responsive cities. Our world is awakening to …2021/04/01Podcast, Podcast-12021-04-01 11:00:00
Introducing Toni Theisen (Episode 22)“A person has to look at their beliefs and their bias a lot. And you have to keep examining that, …2021/04/01Guests2021-04-01 11:00:00
Introducing Akash Patel (Episode 21)“On the 9th of April [2018], I lost my only sibling, my twin brother, Happy Patel, to a plane crash. …2021/03/25Guests2021-03-25 11:00:00
Episode 21 – Connect the World to the Classroom: A Conversation with Akash Patel“The truth is that all of us humans are the same, regardless of where we come from. We all have …2021/03/25Podcast, Podcast-12021-03-25 11:00:00
Episode 20 – Journey to a Dream: A Conversation with Maria del Pilar Garcia“The decision to triumph is yours. Paint your future as you wish. Choose the colors, and don’t allow anyone else …2021/03/18Podcast, Podcast-12021-03-18 11:00:00
Introducing Maria del Pilar Garcia (Episode 20)“[My grandmother] used to tell me a lot, ‘You’re not going to stay here. You’re going to go away. You’re …2021/03/18Guests2021-03-18 11:00:00
Introducing Sheri Spaine-Long (Episode 19)Sheri possesses a broad view of our profession, bridging literary, linguistic, and teaching colleagues, focused on “unifying teachers and professors …2021/03/11Guests2021-03-11 06:00:00
Episode 19 – Multiplier Effect: A Conversation with Sheri Spaine-Long“At the core of a membership association for teachers is the opportunity to have teachers engage other talented teachers, because …2021/03/11Podcast, Podcast-12021-03-11 06:00:00
Introducing Lisa Fore (Episode 18)“Language opens doorways in our lives.“ As you listen to Episode 18, reflect on how your own life experiences, opportunities, …2021/02/26Guests2021-02-26 06:00:00
Episode 18 – Common Bond: A Conversation with Lisa Fore“Whether it is a person from another country, someone from a different background, someone of a different age, I think …2021/02/26Podcast, Podcast-12021-02-26 06:00:00
Episode 17 – Early Language Access and Equity: A Conversation with Ines Lormand“It is necessary to think about what we are going to do for our children at a young age because …2021/02/19Podcast, Podcast-12021-02-19 06:00:09
Introducing Ines Lormand (Episode 17)“I’ve always wanted to make a contribution to changing how and when languages are taught here in the US, but …2021/02/19Guests2021-02-19 06:00:00
Episode 16 Reframing Language Perceptions: A Conversation with Edgar Serrano“How do you think our world is going to work? Make sure you know how to connect with others, and …2021/02/11Podcast, Podcast-12021-02-11 10:50:10
Passports to Understanding“If we try to understand each other, we may even become friends.” Maya Angelou “Human beings are more alike than …2021/01/30Posts2021-01-30 14:58:33
Episode 15 – Language and Social Justice: A Conversation with L.J. Randolph“How are we growing and engaging in society? Who are we allies for? How does that play out in our …2021/01/21Podcast, Podcast-12021-01-21 07:18:48
Introducing L.J. Randolph (Episode 15)“What is the role of critical, social justice-oriented pedagogies in the language classroom?” Dr. L.J. Randolph prepared this Essential Question …2021/01/21Guests2021-01-21 07:16:21
Episode 14: Challenging Standardized Language“We need to break away from the idea that there is one right way to speak or write; to be …2021/01/08Podcast, Podcast-12021-01-08 06:00:00
Introducing Adrienne Jones Daly (Episode 14)“We need to challenge the implicit and explicit Standard English-only policies and structures in US education at all levels. In …2021/01/08Guests2021-01-08 06:00:00
Words MatterWords matter. Language matters. Culture matters. Your voice matters. I am preceding my normal posting of a podcast – in …2021/01/07Posts2021-01-07 10:03:08
Language and MusicLanguage and music: uniquely human, to be universally accessible. Proposed New Year’s Resolution: not to lose sight of those truths. …2020/12/31Posts2020-12-31 06:00:00
Introducing Charlotte Peyton (Episode 13)“How has an understanding of language and cultures changed your personal and professional outlook?” This question about how language and …2020/12/24Guests2020-12-24 06:00:00
Introducing Eavan Mages (Episode 13)“How has an understanding of language and cultures changed your personal and professional outlook?” This question about how language and …2020/12/24Guests2020-12-24 06:00:00
Episode 13: United by Diversity“When you step out of your community and start to learn about other ones, you feel like a stranger. But …2020/12/24Podcast, Podcast-12020-12-24 06:00:00
Language TruthsLet’s explore the powerful impact of four truths of how human language actually works for individuals and groups… of three …2020/12/18Posts2020-12-18 06:55:28
Identity“Speech is the identity that you show to the world. So when you can’t say anything… you can’t say where …2020/12/10Posts2020-12-10 13:30:00
Introducing John De Mado (Episode 12)“Language does not abide disrespect. We either work to understand its nature to the greatest degree possible and create environments …2020/12/03Guests2020-12-03 06:00:00
Episode 12: No “Drive-By Victims” of Language: A Conversation with John De Mado“I want my colleagues to understand the nature of language — the fact that it is an enigma, the fact …2020/12/03Podcast, Podcast-12020-12-03 06:00:00
Episode 11: Pathways to Understanding: A Conversation with Sharla Zwirek“Being able to interact with people on their own terms in their own language gives you insights that you would …2020/11/25Podcast, Podcast-12020-11-25 16:09:17
Introducing Sharla Zwirek (Episode 11)“Having the ability to speak another language allows people to be more open to other people and to new experiences… …2020/11/25Guests2020-11-25 16:08:12
Episode 10: The DNA of Identity: A Conversation with Amanda Seewald“Look at the people around you, and know that the stories that they have will teach you more about yourself. …2020/11/20Podcast, Podcast-12020-11-20 06:07:36
Introducing David Bong (Episode 9)“Life is all about creating opportunities for yourself and for others. It’s why we live: to make this world a …2020/11/13Guests2020-11-13 06:00:00
Episode 9: Language: Challenge & Promise: A Conversation with David Bong“Language will continue to be the dominant force in our world that unifies or divides us. We have an obligation …2020/11/13Podcast, Podcast-12020-11-13 06:00:00
Episode 8: The Culture & Language of Leadership: A Conversation with Debbie Callihan-Dingle“Having experienced another language, another culture, another way of life really opens doors and opens your eyes. We all may …2020/11/05Podcast, Podcast-12020-11-05 06:00:18
Introducing Debbie Callihan-Dingle (Episode 8)“Whatever your role is, I would challenge you to write five little thank you notes to teachers… Because right now …2020/11/05Guests2020-11-05 06:00:00
Episode 7: Global Inspiration, Global Invitation: A Conversation with Linda EgnatzFor years, working with Linda Egnatz on just about any project at all has inspired me and made me more …2020/10/29Podcast, Podcast-12020-10-29 06:00:00
Episode 6: Bringing Language to Life: A Conversation with Parthena DraggettHow do we “bring language to life”? For what purposes? How can young people learn of their own language and …2020/10/22Podcast, Podcast-12020-10-22 06:00:00
Introducing Parthena Draggett (Episode 6)How does your background form your language and cultural identity?In what way does language “count for something” in your life? …2020/10/22Guests2020-10-22 06:00:00
Episode 5: Language and Imagination: A Conversation with Andrés Pi AndreuAndrés quotes Einstein: “Logic will get you from A to B; imagination will take you everywhere.” What thoughts and reactions …2020/10/15Podcast-12020-10-15 06:00:00
Introducing Andrés Pi Andreu (Episode 5)In what way does imagination precede language? Andres quotes Einstein: “Logic will get you from A à B, imagination will …2020/10/15Guests2020-10-15 06:00:00
Episode 4: Bridging to the “Other”: A Conversation with Carolyn GillWhat is your attitude and approach to those of different languages and cultures – “the Other”? In your life, and …2020/10/08Podcast-12020-10-08 06:05:00
Introducing Carolyn Gill (Episode 4)How does your language and location define you? What is your attitude and approach to those of different languages and …2020/10/08Guests2020-10-08 06:00:00
Episode 3: Language Builds CommunityWhat do you see as the key elements of “individual excellence” and “community” in the realm of language and culture? …2020/10/01Podcast-12020-10-01 06:00:00
Introducing Ken Stewart (Episode 3)How do we build community in the classroom?How do we measure “greatness” in teaching? My guest for Episode 3 of …2020/10/01Guests2020-10-01 06:00:00
Episode 2: Advocacy from the HeartHave you had a chance to read and watch my blogs? I’ve been thinking a lot this past week about …2020/09/24Podcast-12020-09-24 06:30:00
How does a word mean?What do you envision when you see/hear the word “bread”? Stop and think about that for a moment. Don’t rush …2020/09/22Posts2020-09-22 06:11:35
Introducing Linda Markley (Episodes 2 & 53)What can we do to advocate for a better and more powerful world of language learning and teaching?  What are …2020/09/22Guests2020-09-22 06:00:00
Episode 1: With Language Comes IdentitySharon Deering suffered a stroke in 2017 that took her language away. (Read more about her here.) She shares her …2020/09/17Podcast, Podcast-12020-09-17 05:50:00
A Video Conversation on Language, Culture, BreadCome with me on a language and culture journey — and it all starts with bread! What will you discover …2020/09/15Posts2020-09-15 17:34:04
Language, Culture, BreadWhat is your word for these beautiful baked items? Done any extra baking lately? I’ve been on “bread overdrive” now …2020/09/10Posts2020-09-10 09:39:21
Introducing Sharon Deering (Episode 1)Language is deep inside us. It’s “always” been there, connecting us with the world, expressing what we want, how we …2020/09/08Guests2020-09-08 18:05:54