I’m soon to graduate with my PhD, but I’m not on the academic job market. You might be wondering about the same question that this book is asking:
So in the spirit of the currently ongoing Beyond the Professoriate virtual conference (#beyondprof on Twitter), here’s one thing I’d love to do. It’s a role I see for myself in K–12 education that builds on my teaching experience, as well as the knowledge of ethnography and other qualitative research methods that I’ve gained through my doctoral coursework and research.
I believe research and professional development can be transformative, if they’re used as tools by teachers, for teachers.
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After reading this piece on the NPR website, as well as the research article it reports on, I felt I had to write to the ombudsman. The text of my letter follows.
In the story “Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding the Achievement Gap” on last week’s All Things Considered, I was disappointed not to hear a response to Bruce Fuller from an expert on bilingual and multicultural education. Including this perspective would have highlighted two significant problems with the piece: first, that Dr. Fuller’s research is framed in a highly anglocentric way, and second, that some of the claims he made on the radio are not supported by his research. Read more ›
Lately I’ve been enjoying The New Inquiry’s Sunday Reading feature, which is meta-curated by Aaron Bady. In fact, one of my own articles was featured one time, which totally made my day.
The idea struck me recently that I should try to do my own, so I can keep track of what I’ve been interested in, and so that my readers can see what I’m interested in that isn’t (or is only tangentially) related to linguistics. So, without further preamble, here we go:
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“So, what are you going to do
with that excitable speech?”
The hidden life
Of girls talking science
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