Tag Archives: Approaches to Learning

Pokemon Go is just the tip of the iceberg.

We can get creative and devise educational ways to use Pokémon, but if we are solely focusing on the App, and forgetting that there is more depth to this than just the Pokémon Go Version, we could be missing big … Continue reading

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Memories of Transdisciplinary Learning

As a child, I remember browsing through one of my favorite encyclopedias called ¿Sabes Quién? (Do you know who?). I remember how ardently my cousins, friends and I discussed the skills and interest the greatest people in the past had. … Continue reading

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Packing experiences in a unit

How do we pack what is worth keeping in life? How do we prepare for a wedding? We don’t want to be under or over dressed. We don’t want to outshine the bride or the groom, but if happens, I … Continue reading

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The Wedding Dress Syndrome

There are some people like me who do not like to solely demonstrate affection on birthdays, because if we truly love somebody we show our love as often as possible, not only on one day. For this, I am happy … Continue reading

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When Students’ involvement engages me

I was coaching a group of students in our writer’s workshop recently. I wanted to get them excited about writing about a place, considering the relationships we might have established with it. Clearly, I did not think I’d be getting … Continue reading

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The Unit Planning Compass

Teaching in an inquiry-based environment with conceptual teaching and learning practices in mind is a wonderful experience. Nothing empowers learners more than realizing they are handling relevant, real information, and knowledge. As for language teachers, this involvement and practice allows … Continue reading

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Fertile Units

Image from: www.wearethepractitioners.com 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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