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Does It Matter? Possibilities in Teaching

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

The classroom should be where “butterflies bloom” and children can teach more than you ever thought you had to learn. School can be real. It can be more than achieving a score on a test. School can be where we … Continue reading

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Fish Can Really Help: Transitioning From One Culture to Another

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

Background Mika came to us a little bewildered nearly halfway into the school year. She was aggressive in her body language and in her volume. She didn’t speak any English at all, but she was in a place where her … Continue reading

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In the Pursuit of Happiness, Maryland Voters Said It Matters

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

Issues of social justice and education intersect as educators in Maryland foster students’ understanding of “the pursuit of happiness” and “equality.” On November 6, 2012, Maryland voters said “Yay” to the Maryland DREAM Act and “Yay” to marriage equality. Two … Continue reading

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Introducing the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

Anne Marie Foerster Luu is the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year, presented by National Geographic Learning. Read about Anne Marie in the February 2013 issue of TESOL Connections. Hello colleagues, friends, and “friends I have not yet met.” My name is Anne Marie Foerster … Continue reading

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