Thoughts on teaching culture in the FL classroom

Cultural acquisition while learning a language is different than teaching the culture -- just like one can acquire a language and not learn it. In my classroom, I am in favor of teaching the language through authentic content. I'd much rather adapt the task than the text. Research shows that the academic gains are far … Lire la suite Thoughts on teaching culture in the FL classroom

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Youth Mental Health First Aid: an introduction

Mid-July, I went to get certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The training is a national initiative of Mental Health First Aid USA. A comprehensive 8 hour long session leads to a certificate valid for 2 years. Anyone can get certified, although only professionals working with youth were present that day. My session was offered … Lire la suite Youth Mental Health First Aid: an introduction

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Les ondes beta dominent l'état conscient "normal", lorsque nous dirigeons notre attention vers des tâches cognitives, et vers le monde extérieur. Elles sont présentes quand nous sommes alertes et attentifs, en pleine résolution de problème, en train de prendre une décision. Elles sont rapides et se manifestent lors d'une activité mentale qui demande une grande … Lire la suite Bienvenue!