In this serial I want to talk about reflections I bring up to my class. Sometimes they seem too deep, others too realistic and the impact this activities have in my students are varied too but I really think it is worth it to take some minutes from my class to help them think about the language itself, some other folks call that "metacognition" as well.
The power of this idea is the connection we try to make between the student and the language and the change of our public image as teachers. The point is the honesty, the transparency, the unexpected. None of my students expected to be reflecting in a foreign language class this is the change of paradigm we need in our classes. We have to give our classes the value they deserve. We are working with culture, which is the core of our beliefs.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.