BHSM Video and Drawing Contest Winners

Inspired by the Oscar award-winning movie “The King’s Speech,” contestants in ASHA’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) video  contest were challenged with depicting what it is like to be a person who has speaking or hearing difficulties and to show how important it is to understand how that person feels, and how to help them. (more…)

Rangers vs Giants

World Series for Educators

Bragging rights to determine who’s the best on the baseball field get under way Wednesday night. But we think educators should also receive  praise for what they do and have some fun at the same time, so here’s your own chance to vote for which team will win each game. (more…)

What a Bit of Technology Can Do

Part of a continuing series of Califone guest bloggers.

I have three scenarios I often find difficult to deal with when teaching young English language learners. Scenario one is when I first walk into the room and try to motivate the children to choose to speak English. Scenario two occurs after the class ends. I gush to parents about how their children spoke and sang in English. Immediately, the parents ask the children a question in English and expect responses in English. I have yet to hear any of the children speak the English when put on the spot. Scenario three occurs when parents beg me to help their children with their pronunciation. (more…)