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Empathy – it is all about windows and mirrors

Since last week I have been taking a course about the movie The Godfather (1972), one of my all-time favorites! I often get emotional when watching it because for me, it represents my intense love for the cinema. I do not know if you have seen The Godfather before, but this…
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Guia pedagógico para famílias

Poucas coisas são, ao mesmo tempo, tão desafiadoras e tão recompensadoras quanto a criação de um pequeno ser humano. São noites insones, ligações para os médicos, descoberta de receitas e métodos de introdução alimentar, preparação do quarto, enxoval… isso…
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CHOOSING PICTUREBOOKS

“What is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversation?” Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Alice seems to be claiming for a book with pictures and probably meaningful words. Would that be a picturebook? And what is a…
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Are we really teaching speaking?

A thought-provoking question for teachers For most of my teaching life, speaking lessons worked somehow like this: I would teach a grammar or vocabulary lesson, and at the end of this, students would have perhaps ten to fifteen minutes of “interaction”, and this was…