Everything started when Chuck Sandy kindly offered me to teach an online session on affective language learning at iTDi's Summer Intensive last August. I rapidly accepted it and got ready for my online debut. I was a little nervous at first, but slowly I got more and more comfortable with this means and I was overjoyed at the end. The marvellous feedback I got showed me that I had an opportunity to pursue!
I simply love having hankerchieves in my classes because these flying and maleable colourful pieces of light fabric bring much more than joy, movement, and fantasy. Flying hankerchieves bring a sense of aesthetic and beauty to the process of language learning.
It is with great pleasure that I am part of the February issue on Teachers as Travelers of the iTDi blog! Check my contribution in which I reflect on the similarities and differences of being a tourist or a traveler in education and in life. Make sure you also read the articles written by my dear colleagues Anna Loseva and Chuck Sandy on how they have evolved personally and professionally being on the road.
Certificate in Affective Language Learning in Brazil!!!
Are you passionate about teaching English to Young Learners? Would you like to understand and nurture your students' emotions while they are learning? Then I invite you to participate in my Affective Language Learning workshops!
Certificate in Affective Language Learning with Juan Uribe February 20th and 21st, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 27th and 28th, 2015 – São Paulo, Brazil
Today I explore the very famous taboo cards that probably many of you have already seen around, played with your friends, or maybe even have already used in class. Taboo is a card game in which players have to describe a thing without using the most common words associated with it. These words are considered them taboo and shouldn't be said. Taboo was originally designed for native English-speaking adults and one can notice that it requires a good command of language in order to play it properly. I have in this post adapted, created, and organized a list of 30 different ways in which taboo cards can be used. Enjoy it!
As I planned to come back to Japan, I hoped to be able to return to Hanazono to puppeteer with Buddy the Frog. But would I have the same feelings? Could I run the risk of losing that great memory that I had experienced? It was even better!
I am very happy that you have enjoyed my work so much that you are considering hiring me. It will be my great pleasure to be with you and to share my experience empowering you and your staff to foster affective language learning with your students. But how can you hire me?
I was recently in Konya, Turkey with a great team of teacher educators from SELT Academy giving an initial teacher training program to Algerian teachers who are going to teach in Turkish schools. Everyday we had lots of fun telling jokes during our a 30-minute van ride to school. Here I share one topic we really enjoyed: alphabet riddles.
During the course that I recently gave, one of the last assignments I proposed the group was for teachers to write ten questions that they still had about affective language learning. My idea there was to spark teachers' curiosity about different aspects of affective language learning and to help them choose future paths of research. I was also very curious about which questions would come up as these would give me important course feedback as well let me understand a little about what was happening inside their minds.
Have you ever thought about going to a country and staying there just to learn from one particular person? I thought about doing so as soon as I met Beatrix Price at IATEFL last year. I was already planning how long I was going to stay in Budapest, when I learned that Bea and I would be working together for two weeks giving a course with SELT Academy in Erzurum, Turkey. I could not believe it, I was so happy!
This last August I had the great pleasure of meeting Jason R. Levine, also known as Fluency MC, and working with him during one week in the Gallery Day Camp in Italy. During this week I was able to see Jason promoting learning through rap and I discovered that Jason and I are artisteachers in our own ways. I couldn't have left him go without interviewing him first.
Hello!I am here to share about something I am really proud of being part: iTDi. I love iTDi because it has made the cutting edge of ELT knowledge available to teachers around the world in a very democratic way through free and affordable online courses and webinars. Get yourself some coffee, tea, or lemonade and enjoy the course with Buddy the Frog and me.
I am very happy to present you an interview with an educator, and an entrepreneur I deeply admire: Sosô Uribe Conti Ranzi, who happens to be my sister, my partner, and the General Director at Juan Uribe Ensino Afetivo, the school we both founded here in São Paulo, Brazil.
But how could I interview her if I know pretty much what she will answer? In order to make the interview more natural and revealing I decided to invite my dear friend Naoko Amano to interview Sosô.
I met Eric Kane in 2013 when I attended my first JALT conference in Kobe, Japan. Eric is that kind of guy that you will remember him after you have met him. He is a kind, creative, and energetic teacher who is always singing, thinking, and sketching how his ideas can become either songs, books, or videos. It's my great pleasure to interview Eric, who is both a friend and a professional that I admire and respect immensely.
I would like to thank Jim George from Luna International in Matsumoto, Japan and Ansemf Bae from FIN English in Daegu, South Korea for having gracefully created videos of me during my sessions and shows. These sounds and images have allowed me to know myself better and are valuable gifts that I will keep forever.
I had the privilege of meeting Kylie Malinowska last August when we both taught novice English teachers at the CTS course with SeltAcademy for two weeks in Konya, Turkey.
During this time we talked a lot about teaching young learners and became good friends. Today I have the pleasure to interview Kylie sharing her experience teaching English to children through songs here in this blog!
Buddy and I were not interviewed once, but twice in Queenie's show! But how did that happen?
Well, Queenie first interviewed us on how teachers can teach using puppets and then many of the parents that follow her parenting channel liked our interview so much, that they asked us to come to Queenie's parenting channel to talk about how parents can have quality time with their children living imagination and creativity with puppets.
Flashcards, Flashcards. How can we live without them? What can we say about them?
I bet every single language teacher around the world has at least a set of flashcards. Some like me, certainly have a collection. I would say that teachers love flashcards because they are visual, clear, objective, and holdable. They can also be used in many different and creative ways.
I have compiled here 50 affective and effective ways in which flashcards can be used to foster engaging and significant language learning in your classes. Enjoy!
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