I was struck by the friendliness, the generosity, the helpfulness and the gracious hospitality of the Germans. More than the monuments and architecture, what impressed me were the lively, animated conversations that were being carried on in the cafés and streets and trains. There always seemed to be someone laughing somewhere. I hope to return before long.
What are ways to keep a entire film interesting to our students, scene after scene after scene?
J’aime les voir dans les cafés et restaurants d’Agen, parlant en anglais et français et parfois en espagnol ou en allemand, si ce n’est pas le bretonne ou le mandarin. Il est merveilleux de voir ces gens passionnés, venant des quatre coins du monde, échangeant leurs idées, leurs expériences, leurs espoirs pour leurs élèves.
“Why didn’t I use the sacred red pen? Because student minds retain things that are underlined in red. They retain them …. and reproduce them. Haven’t you ever wondered why students keep making the same mistakes over and over? The mistakes that you have been so carefully underlining in red? “
“Children who are habitually criticized, humilated, or shamed internalize negative feelings about themselves that hinder their healthy development. By contrast, children accustomed to loving support and guidance are much more likely to become healthy and productive citizens.”