The comment above from a dad about his daughter speaks volumes.
For two years, I have been holding on to this story from The New York Times in my vault of possible blog posts. For many language teachers including myself, it is a riveting glimpse into a language learning experience opposite in perspective to […]
Either today or tomorrow, all of you will be moving out of residence and most likely travelling home to your countries for the summer. I’m sure in some ways for you, like for me, this year has zipped by faster than it seemed while we were in the middle of all the madness. I will […]
For some time, I’ve been increasingly feeling like we suffer from the warm, fuzzy, everything-is-wonderful syndrome. We pat each other on the back when it’s deserved, but also when it’s not, and though this accomplishes what it sets out to–we feel good about ourselves–it also breeds mediocrity. This spills over into our classroom […]