To where effective cross-cultural education happens.
Learning a new language involves trying out new things and taking risks all the time.
Remember that you don't have to be perfect in order to communicate an idea.
Understanding other cultures helps you better understand others and where you come from.
Be sure to check out alternative histories; there's always another story.
When integrating technology, only use what will help you accomplish your objective.
If the tech intimidates you, try something else. Tech should help you.
Hi, I'm Bryn Hafemeister.
I've worked in cross-cultural education since 1999.
I've stayed with it, because understanding others makes the world a more tolerant place.
Technology integration has been wonderful in making the world seem smaller and meeting educational objectives more easily.
Are you an educator too?
Some humanities courses require that so much breadth be taught that depth seems impossible. But with national and state standards becoming more well-defined, educators must teach for breath AND depth. This post looks at strategies to be successful.
As a history teacher the continued development of the geographic region you teach about continues constantly. This post with resources and strategies for teaching the news in class.
Social studies teachers are often faced with the task of teaching both reading and history, though they are not always prepared to do both. This post looks at five strategies that were researched, applied, and work.
The difference between a good history teacher and an excellent history teacher often has to do with the amount of support each gets. An excellent teacher, like with any profession, will search out resources so they can improve upon their craft.
It can be difficult to get students speaking and writing in your language classroom. But you can use voice, choice, and photos to get students interested. This article give three ideas that can be adapted in a myriad of ways to use photos in your language lessons.
Gaining proficiency in a language takes so much practice. But that practice will seem more digestible if students can find ways to get immersed in the language and culture even before they leave home. This article gives resources for Spanish language students.
It can be difficult to get students speaking the target language in a World Languages classroom. This article gives four strategies, and lots of resources, to get students comfortable speaking a language that they are still learning.
Campus technology specialists help a lot of educators, but they too need help in accomplishing their goals. This article give ideas on how to diversify the support amongst a larger percentage of faculty, and some students.
Google Apps for Education is much more than docs and forms. GAFE allows students to explore art, culture, geography, and travel the world.
It is sometimes difficult to know what strategy to take when mentoring or coaching educators. This infographic differentiates between the two approaches, and give ideas of how to support.
We are now solidly in the 21st century, but are our students getting an education to prepare them for tomorrow’s world? This infographic suggest apps that can be use to teach 21st century skills.
In a language classroom, speaking is usually one of the later skills to develop. It’s often difficult for students tp speak in a non-scripted way. This ed tech strategy gets students talking, and analyzing their own speech to future improvements.