The Spider and the Butterfly
This perspective on remote learning and teaching may sound strange at first, but bear with me.
Teacher inquiry that brushes the boundaries of research
The other is that the questions that drive their desire to conduct research are often so large and complex, with so many variables and stakeholders, that they exceed the scope…
Choosing to focus on (Clifton) strengths
This fall the College of Arts & Letters Leadership Fellows kicked off by taking the Clifton Strengths Inventory (www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths). The strengths below are my top five: Learner Achiever Ideation Individualization Strategic When we debriefed the findings in a workshop setting, we saw that almost everyone in the room shared at least two of them and […]
FLT in the U.S. – Is it in crisis?
According to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on Language Learning, the Joint National Committee for Languages, the U.S. Department of Education’s current International Strategy, and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), as well as a variety of articles in the media, the low percentage of K-16 students who […]
Confessions of an Online Professor
I have learned to embrace the inevitable. And I will confess: I like teaching online. Truly.
Developing my portfolio
The academy is changing, believe it or not, and with it the ways in which academics can and should present themselves online are also changing. When I was working on my PhD in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State, the faculty socialized me to prepare for a tenure-track position with a heavy emphasis on research, as […]