Reblog: Smartphones: Say Yes!

  Educators and parents have been debating technology use for a long time now.  I don’t think that debate will come to an end any time soon.  One area where you might be tempted to say “no phones allowed” is in the classroom.  That might have been my first instinct as a teacher as well.  […]

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The Gender Constructs of Marianismo and Machismo and the Roles of La Malinche and the Virgen de Guadalupe (Part III)

  In Part 1 of this topic, we defined and compared Machismo and Marianismo.  In Part 2 we discussed the history and symbolism of La Virgen de Guadalupe.  In this third and final segment we will explore the second archetype against which women are judged: La Malinche.   Who was La Malinche? La Malinche (or Malinalli or Malintzin as […]

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The Innovation Project: Our youth tackling sustainability and innovation

Unlocking the creative and innovative potential of our youth is really the way forward for our world. Look at the these projects: inventing a new kind of water recycler. growing food with 90% less water using aquaponics. creating blueprints for a solar phone. These are just three of the incredible projects designed and implemented by […]

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Reblog: Sprucing up a Story with Sound Effects

  Whether you’re reading to your own children or reading to a classroom, there are so many fun ways to make the stories come alive.  Over at SpanishPlans, one suggestion is to use recorded sound effects.  These would be particularly useful when teaching a second language.  Students who may not be following the story word […]

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Reblog: Promoting English as a Second Language

Kickstarter Campaign If this project is fully funded by June 9, 2018, the essay contest will run until August 31, 2018. Winners will be notified by September 30, 2018. The book will be published by November 1, 2018. Winning entries will be professionally translated to English (if written in another language) and published in a […] […]

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