February 2020 Inside the Issue

From Isolation to Collaboration: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a Time
Maria G. Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld in conversation with Dan Alpert
Keeping the Family Close Elisabeth O’Bryon shares six strategies for supporting students and families, no matter what language they speak How Do You Like Your Vowels: Soft or Hard? Jack Pulman-Slater argues for a more phonetic approach to pronunciation
Encouraging Understanding Charlie Taylor finds success in inspiring students to seek comprehensible input
Incorporating Digital Teaching Skills Kim Michel offers research-based tips for educators
Dual-Language Contentment and Collaboration Amanda Seewald previews the NICE Conference in Sevilla, Spain
A Common Wish Among Our Children Yu Zhou shares her love of bilingualism and multiculturalism in Texas