Being more “meta” : The value of explicit instruction on pedagogical approaches and language-learning strategies

By Melissa J. Enns Recently, I have been busy interviewing teacher colleagues for my thesis. Among the insights they have graciously shared, I have found much to reflect on and inspiration for today’s post. I will discuss the value of offering students explicit metacognitive instruction about the pedagogical approaches we employ in our classrooms and …

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Multilingual Language Awareness

Recently, I did a presentation on Ofelia García's (2008) encyclopedia entry on "Multilingual Language Awareness and Teacher Education." A few of García's points really stuck out to me as crucial not just to language education, but to education as a whole. With that in mind, I decided to share them along with some of my own thoughts. The …

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