On Saturday, May 31, we hosted teacher trainer Juan Uribe who gave us three workshops about teaching young learners affectively.
The first was titled "Affective Language Learning" and addressed how language teachers can promote learning through the integration of emotion, cognition, and language. We discussed how presence, communication, respect, and power sharing can create effective learning environments.
The second session was "Affective Classroom Management". Here we discussed which pedagogical practices bring harmony and productivity to the language class while fostering community building, student engagement, and language ownership.