A Resolution That Sees Beyond the Self

In her January 14 column, Lonnae O'Neal suggests that, for this new year, we resolve to be mindful of others — and act on that awareness consistently, responsibly, and respectfully. Must the poor lose privacy before we give? by Lonnae O'Neal, wapo.st/lonnae I had never heard the term “poverty porn” — the idea of using … Continue reading A Resolution That Sees Beyond the Self

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2015

The National Coalition for Literacy has designated September 21-26, 2015 as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. According to the Coalition, National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness of adult education and family literacy, assists adult learners in need of literacy services, leverages local resources, and supports increased access to adult education … Continue reading Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2015

Why Adult Basic Education Matters

Minnesota Adult Basic Education has a YouTube channel where they are posting a series of Hot Ideas videos on Why ABE Matters. In the six 30-minute videos, adult ed professionals give TED-Talk-like presentations based in their experience working with adults who are developing literacy and English language skills. The videos are informative and powerful -- … Continue reading Why Adult Basic Education Matters

(Re) Introducing Key Words

Friends and colleagues, after a great ten-year run at the Center for Applied Linguistics, I am moving on to new challenges and new adventures. Over the summer I will be transitioning from staff to consultant status, and by autumn I will once again be working for myself. I'll be doing business under the name Key … Continue reading (Re) Introducing Key Words