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 [...]


By |2018-08-15T12:37:10-06:00August 14th, 2018|

"Si al comienzo no muestras quién eres, nunca podrás después, cuando quisieres."  "If at first you do not show who you are, you will never be able to afterwards when you want to." From El Conde Lucanor, Cuento XXXV, by Don Juan Manuel (Medieval Castilian writer, 1282-1348). The first [...]

THE AFFECTIVE FILTER (Krashen’s Hypotheses Series, #6 of 9)

By |2018-10-22T20:39:14-06:00May 14th, 2018|

(Previous post in this series: The Input Hypothesis) The next post in this series (#7/9), The Compelling Input Hypothesis, is found here. Teach like a MANIAC A: The Affective Filter Hypothesis "Learning is filtered through the emotions." Psychological safety is one of the most important factors in a successful [...]

Seminar in Seattle

By |2018-05-06T15:51:07-06:00May 4th, 2018|

Did a seminar in Seattle this week (the 5th of 5 this month) for the Institute for Educational Development, a division of the Bureau of Education and Research (BER). 62 enthusiastic attendees. Fabulous group! Saw some old friends and made some new ones. Woven throughout every aspect of the [...]


By |2018-02-13T17:50:58-07:00February 12th, 2018|

Learn strategies that work for sustainable comprehensible-input based teaching with Bryce’s comprehensive one-day seminar: Best, Most Powerful Strategies for Teaching World Languages (Grades 6-12). Bryce will be presenting five seminars across the country this spring: • 4/09/18 (Monday) Buffalo (Amherst), New York • 4/10/18 (Tuesday) Boston (Natick), Massachusetts • 4/30/18 [...]

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