Category Archives: Reflection

SPT Conferences: Lost & Found

Conferences have always represented a moment to emphasize the importance of the relationship that must exist between learners, teachers, and parents. Most importantly, I have always regarded these occasions as an opportunity to, collaboratively, move away from practices that destroy … Continue reading

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Shadows of the Last Day of School

On August 24, 2015 a new academic year at Qingdao Amerasia International School began. I wrote about it claiming that many worlds had been born that day. A few births and blossoming of ideas after, today this year came to … Continue reading

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Don’t waste thinking, don’t waste skills!

Mathematics is everywhere! We need language for everything! The scientific method is present in every decision we make! I have heard these statements since I was in grade 1, and I believe them. However, I wish those that continue uttering … Continue reading

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Nothing burns like winter

“Winter is coming,” says George R.R. Martin in A Game of Thrones. Winter is here and it means it, I realized on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 when I returned home from work and found out that there was no electricity … Continue reading

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Fertile Units

Image from: While walking the road to a unit’s culminating task, as I approach the end, I always remember a rather unpleasant experience with an assessment. It was the year the now forgotten Visual Interpretation criterion was introduced in Language … Continue reading

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What can teaching in China teach teachers about learning and language acquisition?

As a child,  when I started to learn English in Mexico, I thought that words in English would be formed in the same way that they are formed in Spanish: just by joining sounds. And there I was thinking that … Continue reading

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An underestimated organ , an undervalued language

We commonly hear that kinesthetic learners need to move, touch and experience in order to learn, but I wonder if we ever think about how we are all potential kinesthetic learners due to our skin: our biggest organ, and one … Continue reading

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