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First draft – Interview questions ?>

First draft – Interview questions

During my time here, we aren’t just hanging out and eating good food.  (Hard to believe, right?)  The purpose, funded by Fulbright DAT, is to research methods in teaching writing to native Arabic speakers, perhaps by using oral history as the tool and motivating factor.  Many of the native Arabic speakers that I have taught in the past have struggled the most with writing. As I speak to more people, anecdotally I have been told that many Arabic speakers have a…

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Back to School ?>

Back to School

Monday marked the first day back for teachers.  Students will return on Thursday.  In the meantime, I am frantically trying to merge multiple to-do lists so that nothing gets left behind.  First we have the normal back to school things: checking schedules to make sure students are in the right classes, sorting students by teacher so that I can pass out accommodations in a timely manner, and keeping track of new enrollees so that they can be screened for English…

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The Process ?>

The Process

“This is a personal website. All views and information presented herein are my own and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State.” In the fall of 2015, Dan went to a seminar from a visiting professor who discussed the Fulbright program.  He came home and asked me what I thought about it.  I had worked on an application in 2012, but ended up not submitting it.  At the time, K-12 teachers went…

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