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Cover Letter II

16 dez
Image courtesy of [Stuart Miles] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of [Stuart Miles] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

This will probably be my Portfolio for the whole TDC Course.  Since my first Cover Letter said that here you would find only three final drafts of the five pieces I had produced that bimester, I wanted to explain that this is no longer true, as you can notice by looking the arquive list.

I wrote six pieces this semester, and among them I chose three to post. This semester was all about the different theories on learning and teaching. I learned a lot, and I hope that my texts can share a bit of the knowledge I acquired.

“Model of Pronunciation” is from last semester’s second bimester, so I won’t explain it. “Emotion and the Brain – An Analysis of two Classroom Activities” is on Neuroscience. I find this content astonishing. To think that something as abstract as learning and how emotion influences it can have a biological explanation is amazing.

“Case Study” is on Psychology (Behaviorism/Cognitivism), and required me to talk about strategies to deal with “learning difficulties”.  The last one, “Acquiring first and second languages: differences and similarities”, is pretty self explanatory.

Hope you enjoy the reading.

I’ll be back next semester.


Cover letter

1 maio
photo credit: e_walk via photopin cc

photo credit: e_walk via photopin cc

This is my TDC portfolio. Here you will find three final drafts of the five pieces I’ve produced this bimester. They may not be the best essays, but they are mine and I’m proud of my work. The second one is definitely my favorite.

I’ve always thought I was good at writing. Maybe everybody thinks that, or I’m just one of those full-of-themselves people. Anyway, I’ve always liked my writing and when I heard this bimester was going to be all about writing, I though “piece of cake”. I didn’t consider that it’s been years since the last time I had to write for real – not my journal, not a story, but an essay – a conventional, academic, full of rules essay.

I can’t say that this semester was only about remembering what should be done, that would be unfair. To tell you the truth, this semester was more about thinking of education, in every aspect, than anything else.

One very important thing that I have learned with Isabella, the teacher, was how to correct your students’ essays. Before this course, I confess, I was insecure about what to say and how I should approach my students about both positive and needing-work aspects. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert now, but I am clearly more confident about it.