Hello colleagues, friends, and “friends I have not yet met.” My name is Anne Marie Foerster Luu. I am pleased to introduce myself and invite you to participate with me in this blog. I am currently a National Board Certified ESOL teacher working in a public K-5 setting and serving as an adjunct in a MA-TESOL program. My background also includes higher education administration and secondary school teaching. I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, and a sister; all identities that help me to be the teacher that I am and help me to become the teacher that I need to be. I am comfortable with complex and difficult questions and happy in the pursuit of answers. So, again, I would like to invite you to join me in this blog as a conversation within our community.
My interests are turning student questions and concerns into the basis of our language learning, challenging students to see the thrill of the question without the need for definitive answers, and helping students find role-models in family and take pride in their personal histories. Let’s talk about centering the student, building community, and working together toward our collective success at transforming the mundane into the magnificent.
I hope to see you online when I initiate the discussion with my first blog entry to ask, “Does it matter?”
|If you’re attending the TESOL 2013 International Convention and English Language Expo in Dallas, Texas, USA (20–23 March), be sure to check out Anne Marie’s session, titled “Best Practices for ELT Excellence.” You can read about the session and find out more details using the convention’s online itinerary planner.|