Early in my career, I taught English and social studies to students whose first languages spanned the globe. We understood that people learn best in their first language. Their second language acquisition builds off their first language knowledge. And language is nested within culture. Making education or information accessible to diverse audiences involved a curiosityContinue reading “Working Across Language and Culture”
Curiosity is a powerful thing. It motivates people to learn. It inspires the hunt for information, leading to better decisions. It’s been shown to improve performance. A curious mind remembers more. (Look at the bottom of this article for the research behind these statements. When else today will you have the chance to read aboutContinue reading “The power of curiosity”
An invitation to join the Fall Learning Series that starts on September 27 Last month I picked up a new book focused on racial equity. Everything about this book spoke to me. Its title was action focused. Its pages offered lots of space for writing, coloring, and playing. It balances activities to do alone and waysContinue reading “Do The Work”
I have served on the team producing the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good since its inception in 2014. This conference was held in person in Yakima for six years, giving local nonprofit leaders a place to learn without having to travel over mountains or vast distances. With one month’s notice in March 2020,Continue reading “The Deconstructed Conference”
I’ve always liked the quote from Dwight Eisenhower, “If you can’t solve a problem, enlarge it.” It invites us to turn technical problems into system change opportunities. So it is shift for me to be thinking a lot about how to make problems smaller. More specifically, I’ve been looking at the big actions we wantContinue reading “Small actions”
Nancy Bacon and Sarah Brooks co-host the Nonprofit Radio Show, a podcast designed to give small, rural nonprofits regular opportunities to learn and connect on topics that matter.
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