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Transcript of Episode 32 with Walter Hopkins

Transcript of Ep 32: Reflective, Principled, and Proficiency-Oriented Teaching with Walter Hopkins

Stacey Margarita Johnson:  This is “We Teach Languages,” a podcast about language teaching from the diverse perspectives of real teachers. 2,749 more words

Interview With A Teacher

Understanding the Political Economy of Academia Through the Tax Bills

Alyssa Battistoni

Paying for corporate tax cuts with revenue raised from grad students and universities sounds like a parody of a Republican tax bill. Unfortunately–like many seeming parodies these days–it was all too real. 2,106 more words



It’s the last week of classes, and I was collecting piles of portfolios yesterday from my two creative writing classes. It’s been a long semester. I even took a mental health day a few weeks ago. 1,423 more words


We Teach Languages Episode 32: Reflective, Principled, Proficiency-Oriented Teaching with Walter Hopkins

In episode 32, Stacey shares an interview with Walter Hopkins, instructor and assistant director of the Michigan State University Spanish language program. Walter discusses his perspective on excellent language teaching, unpacks some of the issues faced by new language instructors, and explains how his language program has developed around proficiency goals. 95 more words

WTL Podcast Episodes

best practices for teaching with emerging technologies

Michelle Pacansky-Brock had my attention from the first paragraph of the introduction, where – in response to comments like, “Students today are so unmotivated,” “Students today don’t care about anything but their grades,” and “Students today feel entitled and aren’t willing to work hard” – she asks, “Are our students the problem? 831 more words

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Forget About the University

When I was in 1st grade, I came home half-way through the year really upset. A friend of mine, a 2nd grader, told me during recess that he was required to spell the word “dolphin” on one of his spelling tests. 841 more words

Leading Self

Another Disclosure Requirement for California Higher Education Institutions Signals an Accelerating State Role in Student Disclosure

All higher education institutions in California, with the sole exception of the California Community College system, will – beginning with the 2018-19 academic year – have to provide their students an annual summary of their total borrowing to pursue their education and an estimate of their future monthly payments. 631 more words

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