As language educators, we understand that showing is better than telling. In early October, I have the opportunity to give a crash course on heritage language teaching to student teachers at a local state university. I have lots of my own content planned for my evening with them, but I would like to showcase a little bit of what all of you other amazing heritage language teachers are doing out there.
Remember that book series “A Day In The Life of ”? A couple of days ago, I caught sight of the book “A Day In the Life of Japan” on my bookshelf, and an idea struck me. The idea was this: Pick one day soon, and ask heritage teachers to send me a brief summary, with an accompanying visual, of whatever they are doing in their heritage lang class on that day. My plan would be to present everything together here on my website (possibly a Google Slides presentation – we’ll see I get!) and have it for my workshop for the student teachers. But all of you would get to see it also right here on your favorite website, http://www.senordineroman.com. We can all have a one-day snapshot of what heritage language teachers are all doing on that day and get ideas from one another!
Want to participate? ¡Qué bueno! Here are the details.
- Send me a (1) brief summary (a short paragraph will do), and (2) a visual of whatever you do in your heritage lang classroom on Wednesday, October 3rd.
- You can send it ahead of time, or send me a sum-up after you’re done teaching on that day. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You could put it on a Powerpoint slide like below in the sample pictures, or just send me the info in the body of an email and/or an attached photo or video (or YouTube link), and I can organize it.
- You can include as much ID information as you feel comfortable with, knowing that it could be shared with a wide audience. See sample pictures below.
[ Sample submissions ]
Like I said, this idea of mine is pretty fresh, so if any of you have any questions or advice, please let me know and I can refine the plan!
Why don’t you leave a comment below if you believe you’d like to be part of this – and also share it with your other heritage language teaching friends? If you respond, then I’ll hit you up before, during, and after Oct 3rd to remind you about it and then get your sum-up.
Thanks for any of you who are willing to participate!