Day Two of Workshop at Concordia
Day two went great. I did the embedded reading in French. I had Nini and Paul be the heroes of my reading, using this picture as a slide in the story. Then groups did their teaching. Each group had a Mandarin lesson to teach. They practiced PQA, circling, getting reps, working with actors. I coached each group and I learned a lot of Mandarin. We had teachers from Hong Kong and Macau and Beijing. It was so cool! The only frustration was that we could not get around to everyone and it got to be so long that everyone was exhausted!
YingYing and Tom Reed took me to dinner at a nice place. It is interesting to go out with them because they have had so many interesting experiences. Ying Ying is an expert in tea and how it should be brewed and served and drunk. Tom is the technology director for the entire school. He has set up an amazing wi-fi setup and has all kinds of integration in classrooms, library and so forth. It is all designed right into the blueprints of the school.