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July 2003

Letter to Future Students From 5th Grader in the Bronx
Dear Future Fifth-Grader,
I am going to give you some advice about how to do good in Ms. Anonymous's fifth-grade class. The first thing is that you have to read A LOT. Every day you have to do SSR (and if you even make a PEEP, you get in BIG trouble), and Ms. Anonymous reads lots of books to you. She reads out loud everyday after lunch. The best ones are...

Third Annual Diverse Learners Institute in Garden City, Kansas
The list of presenters reads like a "Who's Who" of diversity education in America today. The event is sponsored by Diverse Educational Solutions, of Alexandria, Virginia, and information about the available strands as well as registration details are at Educators interested in participating in this learning fest can also contact Linda Trujillo...
NAME Listserv Debates Wolfowitz Spin Story
Between June 5th and June 10th, the usually heated exchanges of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) listserv took on a greater intensity as members experienced heightened awareness of the transitory nature of the line separating education from political activism...
How EFL Students and Their Teachers View the Learning Process
Two recent contributions by David Kees, on the Yahoo Groups ChinaTEFL listserv, present data about differences between teacher and student views of the language learning process which may be impacting the teaching practices of EFL teachers from English-speaking countries who are living and teaching today in China and other Asian countries...
Judy O'Loughlin Honored at Peace Symposium
In early April, the "Sixth Annual Graduate Student and School Teacher Symposium on Japanese Studies" was held at Seton Hall University, in South Orange, New Jersey. The Symposium was part of Japan Week 2003, with the theme "Peace for the 21st Century."
Achievement Profile: Rita Zeinstejer
Rita Zeinstejer believes in the Web as a positive force in the English language learning and teaching process. From her vantage point in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she is able to appreciate the relevance of Internet technologies which empower learners. ESL MiniConference Online is honored to share with our readers around the world Rita Zeinstejer's insights from her experience as an English language teaching professional.