Small collections of links to inspire your thinking about teaching, learning, serving and community. 

Thoughtful v.8: Immigrating

Thoughtful v.8: Immigrating
Thoughtful, a small collection of links to inspire your thinking. V.8. As we celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, watermelon and cookouts, a few links about the newest Americans.25 Great Stories about the Immigrant Experience Summer reading, anyone?Amira in America an illustrated story about the refugee experienceLiving In America 101: When Re...
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Training

Training
​Astonishing (at least to me), but true, the new cycle is starting for HTM. I'm recruiting new volunteers, setting up the calendar for next year, and planning trainings. I answer a lot of questions, at this time of year, about our training requirements (which -- in the service of giving volunteers options -- are a little complicated). Enough t...
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Thoughtful v.7: Failing

Thoughtful v.7: Failing
Thoughtful, a small collection of links to inspire your thinking. V.1. So much of learning (and life)  is facing not being good at something (yet!) and moving through that.  And so much of adult ed (and life)  is reckoning with past mistakes. So, thoughtful people facing and re-thinking failure: On Being Wrong (Kathryn Shultz at...
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Thoughtful v.6: Speaking

Thoughtful v.6: Speaking
Thoughtful, a small collection of links to inspire your thinking. V.6. I spent the week preparing for and holding a workshop on tutoring English for Speakers of Other Languages, so I have language on the brain. (And have been inspired to practice my Spanish a little more frequently. I'm listening to Spanish music as I type this) So, for this week'...
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Thoughtful v.5: Not Knowing

Thoughtful v.5: Not Knowing
Thoughtful, a small collection of links to inspire your thinking. V.5. Not KnowingOne of my favorite discussions in our training is handling not knowing. The short answer to the dilemma of not knowing the answer to a students' question is to show them how to look it up. The big, long, deep answer is that  adult ed teaches all of us (...
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