Teachers Act Up!

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


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 […]

Poetry is a Form of Research

New Interview Published in The Napkin Poetry Review: “According to Dr. Melisa (Misha) Cahnmann-Taylor, poetry “can wiggle its way into so many lives and minds because of its unmarked visibility. Poems are small tastes of revolution that can pass.”  Here, she talks about how poetry can be used as a research tool, particularly in ethnography, […]


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About Me

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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