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Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom

This is another reflection paper for a course I am taking.

What would cultural proficiency look like at your school?

I would love to be in a multicultural school that doesn’t celebrate diversity by simply teaching the surface level facts about different cultures (festivals, clothing, food, etc) and posting corny posters about everyone being the same (because we’re not – we’re different, and that’s GOOD!!! 526 more words


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