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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 …2023/09/14Podcast, Podcast-12023-09-14 11:00:00
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 …2023/08/24Podcast, Podcast-12023-08-24 19:13:31
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 …2023/08/10Podcast, Podcast-12023-08-10 11:00:00
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.” …2023/07/27Podcast, Podcast-12023-07-27 11:00:00
Episode 108: Light a FireWhat’s your spark? How do you speak about your identity, your purpose, your gifts? Use your language to breathe life …2023/07/21Podcast, Podcast-12023-07-21 11:00:00
Episode 107 For You and With You: Megan Dierks“I have always felt we are stronger when we are working together.” We ARE stronger when we work together. And …2023/07/13Podcast, Podcast-12023-07-13 11:00:00
Episode 106 Language, Self-Reflection, Growth: Thomas Sauer“If a teacher does something effective in their classroom, and no one sees it, did it even happen?“ In this …2023/07/06Podcast, Podcast-12023-07-06 11:00:00
Episode 105 Making Connections, Making a Difference: Kathy Shelton & ACTFL“I always encourage teachers that I work with to share what they know with other teachers, especially as conference presenters.  …2023/06/29Podcast, Podcast-12023-06-29 11:00:00
Episode 104 – Leaping Past Language Barriers – Jessica Haxhi“Google Translate will never be able to look into someone’s eyes and give them the full attention and make those …2023/06/22Podcast, Podcast-12023-06-22 11:00:00
Episode 103 – A Wider Vision of the World – Lori LeVar Pierce“My students know that the word weird is outlawed in my classroom because it implies judgement… I strive to give …2023/06/15Podcast, Podcast-12023-06-15 11:00:00
Episode 102 – Language Saves Lives“The alternatives [to using language and cultural understanding in a conflict] would’ve probably been financially and morally expensive and we …2023/06/02Podcast, Podcast-12023-06-02 11:00:00
Episode 101 – The Costs of Ignoring Language and Culture: Bennett Whitehouse (Risk Analyst)“Language is a key just in coaching people on their interpersonal relationship. So when it comes to workers compensation, especially, …2023/05/18Podcast, Podcast-12023-05-18 11:00:00
Episode 100 – Brenda Buckley: Why Teach Like a Rebel“Be with them, be a ‘we’ not a ‘I’, or ‘you’.“ Why “It’s About Language for a broad, global audience? …2023/05/12Podcast, Podcast-12023-05-12 11:00:00
Introducing Brenda Buckley (Episode 100)“Be with them, be a ‘we’ not a ‘I’, or ‘you’.” Brenda Buckley Brenda Buckley is an accomplished educator with …2023/05/11Podcast, Podcast-12023-05-11 19:29:28
Episode 99 – Language Inspirations: Presenters on Presenting“In my room, after a couple of months they realize it’s not about the German, it’s about trust, and knowing …2023/04/27Podcast, Podcast-12023-04-27 11:00:00
Episode 98 – The Power of Intercultural Understanding: Scott Womack“Develop some empathy and perspective, the ability to take someone else’s perspective. That doesn’t mean you’re selling your position out, …2023/04/13Podcast, Podcast-12023-04-13 11:00:00
Episode 97 – Children Celebrate Their Heritage“A society isn’t made of one type of person doing the exact same thing. A society is a mosaic of …2023/03/31Podcast, Podcast-12023-03-31 13:57:06
Episode 96 – Young Voices from Mother Language Day“Today I’m really hoping to see lots and lots of different cultures sit up on that stage going together, collaborating, …2023/03/24Podcast, Podcast-12023-03-24 14:03:06
Episode 95 – Celebrating Our Languages: Antonella Cortese & IHLA“We should all ask each other every day, what is it that brings me joy about who I am when …2023/03/17Podcast, Podcast-12023-03-17 15:55:40
Episode 94 – The Elements of Our LanguageShare your idea for a podcast guest or podcast topic! The absolutely most fun thing about having a podcast …2023/03/02Podcast, Podcast-12023-03-02 12:26:34
Episode 93 – Connecting with: Meredith White“In language classes teachers are doing the pedagogy and they’re doing it in another language on behalf of another language …2023/02/23Podcast, Podcast-12023-02-23 11:00:00
Episode 92 – Inviting You to Reflect with Parthena Draggett, AATSP President“It’s part of a rich diversity of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds to bring those differences in our languages to …2023/02/16Podcast, Podcast-12023-02-16 11:00:00
Episode 91 – Young Voices on Language’s Purpose“Language helps a lot with empathy, it helps a lot with understanding others, and it helps a lot with connecting …2023/02/09Podcast, Podcast-12023-02-09 11:00:00
Episode 90 – Connecting with William Lee, ACTFL Teacher of the Year 2023“We’re so ethnocentric right now that a lot of people think we’re the center of the universe and we’re not. …2023/02/03Podcast, Podcast-12023-02-03 11:00:00
Episode 89 – Inviting You to Reflect with Celia Zamora, ACTFL“The point of language is to connect and the point of language is to communicate. [We need to] to stop …2023/01/19Podcast, Podcast-12023-01-19 11:01:00
Episode 88 – Inviting you to reflect with Amanda Seewald, JNCL Executive Director“Language is directly is a part of your identity. Our country is built on people who all came from different …2023/01/05Podcast, Podcast-12023-01-05 11:00:00
Episode 87 – Inviting You to Reflect With Edgar Serrano, NNELL President-Elect“Look at the time frame if we begin learning language as children – how much more we can do as …2022/12/15Podcast, Podcast-12022-12-15 14:30:23
Episode 86 – Inviting You to Reflect With Leslie Baldwin, NADSFL Supervisor of the Year 2023“In order to do things well, you have to collaborate and work with others. Everything we do is built on …2022/12/08Podcast, Podcast-12022-12-08 11:06:58
Episode 85 – IAL at FLAVA: The Walk of Hope“Language is a window to the world. All our languages become a part of who we are. It’s not just …2022/12/01Podcast, Podcast-12022-12-01 11:03:00
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
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