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Language Learning Promotes Acceptance of Social and Physical Diversity

I wrote a previous post on how a change in the words that a student uses can change a students mindset.  Essentially, a mindset that is more focused on growth and overcoming challenges will lead to higher confidence and a clearer understanding, whereas a fixed mindset causes students to limit their confidence and potential ( 289 more words

Teaching Methodology And Research

Usher UR Experience

A few weeks ago the hubby and I went to the Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life concert at Phillips Arena.  As we walked through the hallway on the way to our seats I was admiring all the photographs of the artists who’d performed there in the past that lined the hallways.   103 more words


Creating Holiday Traditions

I can hardly believe that this year I will celebrate my 5th Christmas as Jackson’s mom.  Wow does time fly or what.  I grew up in a large family with an even larger extended family.   204 more words


Engaging with Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom: Cultural Value Dimensions

In a previous post I wrote about Cultural Intelligence (CQ), which is based on  David Livermore’s research and posits that CQ begins with an interest that motivates us to learn about a culture and we use that knowledge to effectively navigate and interact with the culture. 261 more words

Classroom Procedures

Teaching Students How to Engage with Culture : Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

The common way of approaching the teaching of culture in the foreign language classroom is focused on what is known of as a “functional” view of culture.  192 more words

Classroom Procedures