Critical Thinking in Language Teaching: A Rumination

Having spent a series of jam-packed days last week at Music City Center in Nashville at the annual convention of...

Attending to the information environment of the web: A call to action at Middlebury

Imagine this scenario: A toxic sludge has infiltrated Otter Creek, the river that runs through the heart of the town...

Reading the LMS against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy, Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part article about critical pedagogy and the learning management system. You can find...

Reading the LMS against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy, Part One

“Education, which must never be neutral, can be at the service either of decision, of world transformation and of critical...

Pedagogical Implications of Modeling for Beginners

Learning is optimal for most human beings when they are given just enough structure to feel safe and just enough freedom to feel challenged. This, in my opinion, is the special sauce of meaningful learning design.

Design and the beauty of palimpsests

Design matters in education. Instructional design–the design of learning experiences–matters. Design is not a neutral activity. We design through our...

Plurilingualism and the Digital

The unconscious bias toward the monolingual and against the plurilingual is very much present in the digital realm. It has been frustrating to me as a language pedagogue that, at least at this moment in the development of digital tools such as WordPress, the screen serves to limit rather than amplify human plurilingualism.

Notes from the Road: Digital Pedagogy Lab 2017

This week, I have the decided honor of attending, along with my colleagues Amy Collier and Sean Michael Morris from...

Subjectivity, Rubrics, and Critical Pedagogy

In “Embracing Subjectivity,”مها بالي (Maha Bali) argues “that subjectivity is the human condition. Everything else that attempts to be objective...

Discussing Discussions

On July 24, 2017, I had the opportunity to work with a group of instructors in an online environment. The...

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