Dr. Broady in Venezuela at the VenTESOL


Great day of a three-hour workshop I conducted and learning collaboration with teachers and professors in Valencia, Venezuela.  First, a group selfie with the symposium crowd, then with Dudley Reynolds, 2016/2017 TESOL President and Rosa Aronson, TESOL International Executive Director

Poverty Hurts: Linked to Epigenetic Changes and Mental Illness


Did you know?  Poverty i9s not healthy!  Read more at http://www.nature.com/news/poverty-linked-to-epigenetic-changes-and-mental-illness-1.19972


The speech train express: from conscious emission of sound to sustained argument


Learn, Live, Teach English

This is a video timeline depicting speech development milestones in the human and the progressive acquistion of skills from prosody to making a case for yourself!

(based on Sousa, D. A. (2011) How the ELL brain learns.) 
Age Features Video Clip
Birth Responds to prosody
6 Months Phoneme recognition
12 Months Recognises word boundaries
18 Months Attaches meaning to words
24 Months Recognises noun/verb differences
30 Months Recognises other grammatical functions
36 Months Most language activity moves to the left hemisphere

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ELT: USA Cultures


Read more about US sub-cultures in “Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?” at https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/11/08/which-of-the-11-american-nations-do-you-live-in/?tid=ss_tw

PHOTOS Mexico: An Intimate Look At Las Patronas, The Mexican Women Who Feed Migrants Traveling On La Bestia


Inspiring pictures found at http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/las-patronas-mexico-photo-essay/

How to Better Connect to Families: 5 Tips


Find them here at http://www.languagecastle.com/2014/09/fast-5-gamechangers-really-get-parents-dlls-engage/

Connecting With Families


Read ” Home-School Connections Help ELLs and Their Parents” at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/05/11/home-school-connections-help-ells-and-their-parents.html


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