Being an English teacher is not easy. And as far as I know, teaching Shakespeare to students is Achilles heel for many teachers out there as the complexity of the language makes it difficult for students to understand.
This is an article I wrote for school as part of my internship in the English department. I was looking up information on education and education reform and found a gem of a video that I decided to build from. “For education majors and parents, here’s a great TEDTalks video on the state of our […]
August 25th, 2016 As participants in the 2016 Many Languages One World essay contest, we had to submit an essay on multiculturalism and multilingualism. Writing about multiculturalism and multilingualism is a tough and broad task, but what we can do, as individuals, is write about our own experience. As a student in Chinese department and […]
Knowing a second language is fun. The process of learning a second language isn’t always fun, but in the end it is extremely rewarding. Over the years I tried so many different apps and websites, below you’ll find a list of apps and web based tools that I love and personally use almost every day when it comes to learning a foreign language.
Last week we saw shocking pictures of Louisiana drowning under floods caused due to incessant rains and inadequate drainage system. More than 20,000 people had to evacuate their homes and fight to keep their heads above the water quite literally. Experts are considering Louisiana flooding as the worst natural disaster to hit our country after hurricane Sandy. Continue reading “What can we learn from Louisiana floods?”
If you are not familiar with Twitter, or you have been holding off on joining, you may be forgiven for thinking that it is merely a place for certain politicians to spew their vile, or for rich celebrities with names beginning with K to show off their every move. However, if you find the right […]
I had an interview last night with Shelly Sanchez for her BamEd Radio show. The topic was The Teacher Challenge: Strategies to help migrant and refugee students feel comfortable in the classroom. It’ll be aired in a few weeks, but after doing the interview I had a chance to reflect on our conversation. I told Shelly that […]
Personal writing is a good way to get to know students a little better (and safer for certain students than many ice breaker activities.) Another bonus to using personal writing at the start of a year or semester is using these initial writing activities to better gauge where students are at in writing and narrative […]
For my students. A lot of philosophy is about arguments. Not in the antagonistic and angry way, but in reasoned debate. Philosophy is more than opinions, for it is about persuading others that a particular view is the right or most reasonable view. That can be hard for young adults, trying to carve out a space for […]