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NEW RESEARCH ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Directors for the MBCAL have recently become aware of some recent research that sheds new light on how we learn. Starting from the very earliest age, children need the stimulation of hearing not only words, but many words, describing what something is, what color it is, what sound does it make, for example. Songs, nursery […]

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WADDYAWAN?

As we have learned over the years, much of what we teach our students has little directly to do with the rules of grammar, syntax, or vocabulary. In addition to the cultural issues we have talked about here from time to time, we have also to contend with not only what we have to say, […]

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Volunteer Tutors Needed

(Pictured above: Literary Specialist and Director Emeritus Jack Taylor and Treasurer Kathy Truesdell circa 2005) We are also looking for tutors for native English speakers and for English as a Second Language students. The ESL students meet at Copper Mountain College’s Student Success Center. Other students can also meet there or at another tutor-student agreed upon […]

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THE MBCAL IS OUT AND ABOUT

Kelvin Easterling, one of the MBCAL board members, is trying to find different venues at which he is able to talk about the adult literacy program to people who may be interested in either being a tutor or perhaps want tutoring themselves. By the end of April, Kelvin will have spent two afternoons at Stater […]

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SPELL-A-THON WAS A SUCCESS

The 23 rd annual Spell-A-Thon, held March 8, was not only fun for the participants but it also brought in over $3200 to be used by MBCAL to purchase books and materials for our tutors and students. Thanks go to the Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms for sponsoring the event to benefit MBCAL. Getting their names […]

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