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What does teaching math have to do with NVC?

Let’s start with how Not to teach non-violently:
“If you don’t learn math, you won’t get a job!” -This was my reply to a student in one of my high school classes in 2001 who asked “Why do we have to learn this stuff?” Predictably, my reply did not go over well. At the time (15 years ago, Really??) I (think) I felt fed up with the kids lack of motivation, and they felt it. They even told me so. Problem is, that turned into a vicious cycle of me against most of my kids, rather than us cooperating as a community of learners, as I had imagined.
If I had known that my (un-intentional) seeking of validation from my work of teaching, and that essentially blaming my students for their learning difficulties was the source of my difficulty in teaching them, I might have been able to help them more, using Non-Violent Communication techniques, and SuperNanny classroom management, which I didn’t learn about until some years later.

Hope this helps others,
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
15 March, 12016 HE


(reposted a bit late from ShiraDest.Wordpress.com) Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
17 March, 12016 HE
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5 reasons to learn a language

1.) Sihirli Annem: my favorite family TV series -fights racism and class-based prejudice in Turkey, (as well as Yabanci Damat which promotes Greek-Turkish friendship…),
2.) Corazon Salvaje 1993 for Mexican Spanish, and
3.) El Ministerio del Tiempo for Castilian Spanish, as a formerly dominant world language, now building awareness of racism, and fighting hatred on both continents.
4.) Astérix for French, because it is the other dominant world language, and shows European ways of thinking (to some extent, from a Gaulois point of view…).

and 5.) The Bible, because Hebrew is quite simple, and even when we do not know the origin of many phrases we use every day, this book set the framework for the way modern Westerners think today, even if it was, ironically, based on Bablyonian sources to a large extent.
(later addition:
Here is a bit of help for Soprano leyners(chanters)
.. Read, Write, Dream, Teach ! ShiraDest, 8 March, 12016 HE)

Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
27 February, 12016 HE

(Actually posted here later...)Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
17 March, 12016 HE

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