Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching

I’m currently attending Zaretta Hammond’s “Culturally Responsive Teacher’s Virtual Boot Camp“. Zaretta is the author of the book “Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain” which I’m lucky to have come across recently. She has spent 20 years helping teachers learn to use equity-focused instructional “power tools” to support struggling public school students. As such she’s a fantastic resource of teaching tools and principles that I’m excited to apply in my ESL Yoga classes! The course consists of homework assignments, tasks for self-inquiry and teaching calls where I have the opportunity to explore my questions about teaching in a culturally diverse environment. The other participants are high school teachers, I’m the only one […]

Idiom: It’s a small world

Idiom: It’s a small world

I just wanted to share a little story with you to explain the idiom “It’s a small world”. Last year I was featured in a guide book. The guide was written for Japanese people who intend to visit Vancouver. The feature shows how I do a couple of Yoga poses at Open Door Yoga where I teach. Fast forward a couple of months. I was subbing a Yoga class at a gym in my neighborhood. After class, one of the students, she was Japanese, came up to me and told me she recognized me. I answered, “Really? It’s a small world!” Much to my surprise she had seen me in […]