Con sabor educativo

Verónica Vázquez Zentella

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Before it is too late (Verónica Vázquez Zentella), Con sabor educativo, Mar 17, 2011
#CCK11 Even though we live blocks away from his high school, my fifteen year old son, Misael, Witzalbertie, constantly gets to school late. He has received several reports due to his tardiness. In order to "treat" his unpunctuality, Angélica, the social worker, has called me a couple of times. Several days ago, Witzalberto got up really late, despite his two alarm clocks. I was expecting a report or a meeting with Angélica that day. Rather, he came back from school with no tardiness ... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:59:00 +0000 [Comment]

What would you do? (Verónica Vázquez Zentella), Con sabor educativo, Mar 07, 2011
#CCK11 I have a problem: my ten year old son, Jordi, hates his teacher. His grades have dropped, he is misbehaving, I have been called a couple of times, and it’s getting worse. My kid, who had been respectful, nice, and a good student, now has changed. But, how did this happen? Here are the facts. Last year Jordi had a wonderful teacher and somehow he thought that he would have him again this year. Didn’t happen. Instead a new teacher came to the school, a “constructivist”. ... 2011-03-07T16:31:00 [Comment]

First Impression (Verónica Vázquez Zentella), Con sabor educativo, Feb 28, 2011
#CCK11 Remember as a child your first day of school? Well, as teachers, we deal with the first day of school as well, and it happens to be important, and nerve-racking, because it is the first impression we make; like a seal, like a sticker, it’ll say what people think of us, how they perceive us. Doesn’t matter if you teach kindergarten or college, your students will get a first and indelible impression of you. I have always thought of the first day of school as the first time you ... 2011-03-01T01:31:00 [Comment]

For love´s sake (Verónica Vázquez Zentella), Con sabor educativo, Feb 16, 2011
#CCK11 About fifty years ago, one of my aunts fell madly in love with a struggling artist. Young as they were, they wanted to get married and explore the world together. Unfortunately, this never happened because her mom didn’t let her. Oh, don't get me wrong, her mother genuinely wanted the best for her, and according to The Good Mother’s Manual, money is an essential ingredient of a happy and long-lasting marriage, and let’s not forget that this guy had no money. What were ... 2011-02-17T02:09:00 [Comment]

We are all connected (Verónica Vázquez Zentella), Con sabor educativo, Feb 13, 2011
#CCK11 Mayans had a greeting, “Lak'ech Ala K'in", which means, “I am you, and you are me”. Therefore, everything that happens to you happens to me. Everything you feel, I feel as well. So, if you are hungry, poor, sick, lonely, etc., I feel the same way. Mmm, I guess that feeling that way would make me do everything in my power to help you. What I like about connectivism, and what makes it unique in my opinion, is that it relies on the idea that since knowledge is ... 2011-02-13T23:36:00 [Comment]

The difference between learning and teaching (Verónica Vázquez Zentella), Con sabor educativo, Feb 04, 2011
CCK11 When I was studying pedagogy twenty years ago, teaching and learning were a single word, single concept. Then, years later, I found out that these words weren’t inseparable. Now, everything is about learning and, according to some people, it has very little, or even nothing, to do with teaching. Gee! I wouldn´t be so sure about that. Let me explain myself. Let’s think for a moment that learning is like eating. (I know the analogy doesn’t quite make it, but let’s think it ... 2011-02-04T17:36:00 [Comment]

The problem with "free"
Verónica Vázquez Zentella, Con sabor educativo, Jan 31, 2011
CCK11 It comes to my attention that nowadays, we often see the word “free” attached to courses, classes, lessons… in other words, learning… free learning… First, I would like to point out that not every free thing is worthy, and not every free thing is actually free… in the US you can find couches, clothes, and all kinds of appliances with the tag FREE on it, that “free” stands for: Take this off my lawn/yard/garage, I do not want it or need it anymore… but there is a cost ... 2011-01-26T18:35:00 [Comment]

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