Four Commonly Used Classroom Procedures That Induce Anxiety in Students
For a student with anxiety, many commonly used classroom procedures trigger the fight, flight, or freeze trauma responses.
My Classroom Covenants [Infographic]
As I teach college-level or community courses, I prefer commitments / covenants rather than traditional do / do not rules. Rather than only
4 Vital Elements When Designing a Positive Language Learning Environment
A positive language learning environment designed with hands-on-learning, freedom to try and fail, authentic assessments, community connect
Common Practices that Trigger Fight, Flight, or Freeze Responses in the Classroom
Many teachers give surprise pop quizzes. These exams trigger fight, flight, or freeze emotional responses in students; they inhibit even the
(Infographic) Is My Language Classroom Student, Community, Knowledge or Assessment-Centered?
My first priority is to create a safe learning environment for my students where they can learn in ways conducive to their neurodiversity, t
Should There Be Standardized Testing in the Language Learning Classroom? (+ A Paralympics Analogy)
Standardized Testing is a trending topic in academic and political circles. To participate in this debate, I will define Standardized...
What Are the Intents Behind Your Curriculum? Wood's (1988) Models for Curriculum Evaluation
Wood (1988) presented three models for curriculum evaluation. We were asked to identify one that would be beneficial for our teaching...
Ways to Upset Language Power Dynamics in the Classroom
Many countries, especially those with large and diverse populations, are unsure of how to address minority language communities. This...
My Educational Philosophy: Humanist, Progressivist, Social Reconstructivist Practices (Infographic)
As I mentioned in my last post, I do not ascribe to any educational philosophy in particular but my personal philosophy has humanist,...
The Conservative Humanist Classroom
My educational philosophy, if forced to put a label on it, would be somewhat humanistic with strong social reconstructivist and...