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Special Person How-To

By |2022-06-16T20:16:08-06:00June 16th, 2022|

Anita, a reader of this blog writes: . Hi Bryce, . I've just about completed my Persona Especial for the year and saw some good and bad things about my first time. I wanted to share these with you. . • Spanish I did well with answering questions in [...]

IS THE EXPENSE OF PROM WORTH IT?

By |2022-03-26T16:45:42-06:00March 26th, 2022|

After two years away prom is back. But is prom worth it? Here's how to structure an activity in the target language and engage disinterested students. This is an activity that I have done with Spanish 2 - AP classes. It's about how much prom costs: LOS GASTOS DEL [...]

QUESTIONS STUDENTS WANT TO ASK ONE ANOTHER IN INTERVIEWS

By |2019-08-05T13:24:56-06:00August 5th, 2019|

As you get ready for school and begin thinking about what kinds of questions you will ask to get kids engaged and responding in Persona Especial student interviews, think about using some questions like the ones below. These are some questions that students have said they would like to ask [...]

ON USING THE SOCIAL BRAIN IN THE CLASSROOM

By |2018-10-25T13:29:42-06:00October 29th, 2018|

“Teachers are losing the education war because our adolescents are distracted by the social world. Naturally, students don’t see it that way. It wasn’t their choice to get endless instruction on topics that don’t seem relevant to them. They desperately want to learn, but what they want to learn [...]

ON THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP SIGNALS

By |2018-10-25T13:10:40-06:00October 27th, 2018|

“It is amazing how easy it is to influence people’s behavior using these friendship tools [the eyebrow flash, the authentic smile and the head tilt]. Alone or in combination, they allow you to make people feel better about themselves and, in turn, encourage them to make you feel better [...]

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