Teachers Act Up!

Thoughts on Teaching, Language, and Social Change from Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor


Why I did not sign onto the Middle East Section Statement on Palestine

June 2, 2021 I post this message in response to the invitation and pressure for the Council on Anthropology & Education (CAE) to sign onto a statement by another section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the Middle East Section (MES). Their statement [http://mes.americananthro.org/mes-statement-on-palestine-updated-5-19-21/#_ftn1] is called the MES Statement on Palestine and has been signed […]

Book Birthday: Enlivening Instruction with Drama & Improv!

This book is just born, April 2021!! $23.96 now on Amazon and less if you attend AERA (AERA2021). If you use in a class, you can get an “instructor’s copy.” Teaching and Learning languages should be joyful and full of meaningful communication! Allow students make you laugh!!!! https://www.routledge.com/Enlivening-Instruction-with-Drama-and-Improv-A-Guide-for-Second-Language/Cahnmann-Taylor-McGovern/p/book/9780367862961 Book is also available in “ecopy” with […]

New poem draft for a found dog

“She’s nice so someone will want her” A black stray, mangled with grey sluff under a thin, black coat, rib bones so pronounced under torso one can imagine her already under grounds she barely stands on. Hind leg contorted, dragged two miles to follow me home after I’d held her a plastic water cup. People […]


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I’m Dr. Melisa (Misha) Cahnmann-Taylor, Professor of Language and Literacy Education and rotating program chair of TESOL & World Language Education at the University of Georgia

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