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Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth asking…

Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth asking…
Chestnut ESL/EFL Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth asking… ‘At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. ‘Reflection is the key to progression..’ READ ARTICLE (TITLE SOURCE): Marc and Angel Hack Life Lesson Idea: Create flash cards with these Thought Questions and use them on a day with no lesson plan! Rate this: 2 Votes Share this: Like this: Related Film English -Apricot (Childhood Memories)In "ADVANCED" Dealing with Peer PressureIn "ADVANCED" LIFE LESSONSIn "BEGINNERS" ← Prev Next → Got something to say? Leave a Reply About Me Chestnut Esl- Poverty Resources Featured Posts The Louis Braille Story April 8, 2014 Learning about Amusement Parks July 10, 2013 School Children Around the World June 16, 2013 Video lesson – Stonehenge February 2, 2013 Ancient Greek Olympics Resources January 8, 2012 Learning Styles November 20, 2011 COMPARING: North Vs South November 14, 2011 Follow

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El Blog del Profe de Francés 10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend. Click the name of each tool to learn more! One of the more popular ways to discover infographics, actually just launched a design overhaul of their website. Dipity Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? I absolutely love Venngage Venngage (likely named for Venn diagrams) is a double threat. One of the most simple tools, lets you actually import data right into the site and then translate it all into useful visualizations. Tableau Public Photo Stats This one’s an iPhone app that’s worth trying out. What About Me?

Burritos with Spanish Rice and Black Beans About once a week, my family eats burritos for dinner. This recipe makes a great burrito filling or side dish and doesn’t take much longer than heating up a can of beans. This is a mildly seasoned dish, so you fire and spice lovers will probably want to increase the amounts of jalapeno peppers and chipotle powder. Burritos with Spanish Rice and Black Beans Serves 8 Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped1 green or yellow pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped½ –1 jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded and finely diced (add more or less to taste)2 cloves garlic, minced4 cups cooked brown rice1½ cup diced tomatoes (fresh or canned fire-roasted, liquid reserved)1½ cup black beans (or 1 15-ounce can), rinsed well1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon ancho chili powder (or other pure, mild chili powder)½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder (or more, to taste)½ teaspoon smoked paprikaSalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Instructions: Heat a deep, non-stick skillet over medium high heat.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes These are rich and delicious chocolate cupcakes—what more do you need to know? The frosting is made with dates and gets surprisingly fudgy. You can top each cupcake with a berry to make them extra special. Double Chocolate Cupcakes From Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients: • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (non-dairy) • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar • ⅔ cup dry sweetener (such as sucanat, date sugar and maple sugar) • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, or spelt flour • ⅓ cup cocoa powder, either Dutch-processed or regular unsweetened • ¾ teaspoon baking soda • ½ teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon salt • 1 batch Fudgy Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows) Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. To melt the chocolate, use a double boiler or simply take a small sauce pan and fill half way with water. In a large bowl, whisk together the plant-based milk and vinegar.

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Indices, réalisé par Vincent Glenn Peut-on, en 2011, mesurer le progrès d’une société à l’aune de son PIB ? Le bonheur est-il comptable ? Comment inventer de nouvelles mesures de l’état du monde ? Inspiré par les travaux de la commission Stiglitz sur la remise en cause de « l’instrument PIB », Indices s’insinue dans les méandres des alternatives au PIB avec ingéniosité et acuité. « Quand vous croisez un ami, vous lui dites “comment ça va ?”, et pas “qu’as-tu produit ce mois-ci ?” Avançant par énigmes, énoncées sur cartons, Indices se construit sur un dispositif malin, pédagogique, voire par moment assez ludique. Dieu, Marx, Camus et Mai 68 Côté ludique, voire comique, Vincent Glenn a l’art de la bonne tournure, qu’elle soit de lui ou d’un autre, comme ce « Dieu est mort, Marx et mort, et moi-même je ne me sens pas très bien ».

Éléments de la communication interculturelle : L'intEREculturel La communication interculturelle, élément central de la classe multiculturelle, fait référence à l’interaction entre des personnes (ou des groupes) de cultures différentes qui négocient un sens commun dans leurs échanges. Il faut d’abord bien comprendre la complexité qui entoure la culture, car elle est souvent la source de nombreux malentendus (voire préjugés) et généralement, c’est la perception qui limite l’ouverture à une autre culture. On compare ici la culture à un iceberg : certain aspects de la culture sont visibles en surface, « à l’œil nu », tels l’habillement, la langue et l’alimentation, tandis que beaucoup d’autres sont bien cachés sous l’eau et sont plus difficiles à percevoir, telles les normes, les croyances et les valeurs, mais sont d’une importance capitale pour conserver la stabilité du iceberg (l’individu). Nombreuses sont les théories qui tentent de « catégoriser » les différences culturelles. À ces dimensions, peuvent s’ajouter celles de Hall :