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If learning is ongoing, then Twitter chats are great ways to tell a story. #nt2t
As my co-mod @seni_bl would say, every week, a new chapter. If that is the case, how many chapters does #nt2t already have since it came to life in 2013? 🤔
Did you know that we all have the power to shape our Twitter experience - to decide what comes up on our feed? We can block the unwanted content, make lists of users that we would like to follow and save hashtags to keep track of an ongoing discussion.
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I was inspired by this graphic to start tracking the books I read and use in my Spanish classroom. I want to invite other World Language teachers to join me! I'll be using the hashtag #WLBookAudit to share what I learn. #langchat

Here's a thread of what I've done so far. Diversity in children's books 2018. Children of various racial makeups standing in front of mirrors to represent how many books feature characters who look like them. White, 50%; Animals 27%, African/African American 10%; Asian Pacific Islander 7%, Latinx 5%, American Indians 1%.
First, if you haven't read the article that accompanies the infographic, I highly recommend it. But one important update is this version uses broken mirrors to "illustrate the continued misrepresentation of the underrepresented communities"
Knowing how often underrepresented communities are misrepresented in literature, I make a conscious effort to include as many books #ownvoices authors as I can find. In WL circles we often call these #authres, although that term can be problematic(that's for another convo though)
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Welcome to this week's live tweet! Today, we revisit our articles from last week (thread here: ) This week, we have special guest faculty member Professor James Uden. @i_nurmi opens the discussion by returning to a critical question: why Latin and Greek?
Though last week's discussion was fruitful and evocative, @i_nurmi points out that we skirted around and didn't really arrive at the ultimate question of why these classes are important, and how we convince our students these are important.
A big problem here is the perception of Latin as a "prestige language." A cohort mentions a panel at CANE last year with pushback against Latin as ID'd as "prestige Latin"; one panel speaker gave e.g. of students finding value in the language *because* of this identity...
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Welcome to Hestia's weekly live tweet! This week's discussion, led by @ala_Camillae, will look into @IndwellingLang 's @eidolon_journal article "Teaching Latin to Humans," as well as @MagisterBracey 's "Why Students of Color Don't Take Latin." #langchat #teachancient
We begin with discussion on Bracey's article. @ala_Camillae notes that both articles come from the school of thought of Comprehensible Input (CI) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
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