Archive of 2012 June

“Take Your Dog to Work” Day–Today and Every Day at West Wind

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Friday, June 22, 2012 has been designated as “Take Your Dog to Work Day”. It is said that allowing employees to bring their pet to work can result in increased productivity, satisfaction, morale, and camaraderie. Thankfully, bringing our dogs to work is part of our typical work-week, as they are…

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The Burden of Understanding: The Challenge for English Language Learners

on June 18th, 2012 in Blog by | No Comments

In my second year as a doctoral student, I worked with a professor who was finishing his first book.  Among my many tasks was to help him write footnotes for his first chapter.  This is how I was introduced to Rosina Lippi-Green’s English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination…

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School’s Out for the Summer!

on June 1st, 2012 in Blog by | No Comments

Yesterday was the last day of school for my first grade son. He came home with a backpack full of journals filled with writing, unsharpened pencils, jackets I thought were gone forever, and a bag of candy from his teacher. His younger sister will go to Kindergarten in the fall…

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