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On Ukraine, And America’s Obsession With The West.

War is hell. No matter where you are from, what country you live in, or who is on the receiving end of artillery or an airstrike. The war currently going on in Ukraine is no different. Countless innocent lives will be lost, on both sides, all in the name of power consolidation and ideology. Whether …

P-12 Education is a goat rodeo right now.

I have been rattling my brain for the past few weeks trying to figure out why this year feels so much worse than the last couple of years combined. I have been asking myself, “Why have more teachers and administrators started the processes of finding new jobs?” And, “Why have I felt crushed by pressure …

Student Names (An Example of What NOT To Do!)

I have been thinking a lot about the upcoming school year. I know it seems early, considering the kind of year this last one was. It seems even earlier to me considering that I am still teaching summer school. But I recently had new student come into school, and I made a huge mistake, a …

Krashen (Out of his element)

There I was minding my own business enjoying the latest issue of Language magazine over my lunch when I took notice of Stephen Krashen’s regurgitating the KS Goodman’s antiquated construct of reading as a “psycholinguistic guessing game.” For those of you who aren’t into reading and literacy research, the idea of reading being a psycholinguistic …

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About Me

My name is Nathan Moldenhauer. Currently, I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) at a High School in the Southwest Metro area of Minnesota and am a PELSB certified cultural competency instructor. I currently hold an MA in TESOL. My research interests include Systemic Functional Linguistics, Genre Theory, Vocabulary Development, and Equity in Education. 

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