How can the teacher effectively lower the affective filter for you while still creating positive anxiety?
Pretend you are a new student at a school. You have been in the United States for a very short amount of time, and no one at your new school speaks your language. After reading Chapter 5 and watching the required video presentation, use what you have learned from those resources to answer the following questions:
- What would you need from the teacher to make input comprehensible?
- What could the teacher do to scaffold lessons for you?
- How can the teacher effectively lower the affective filter for you while still creating positive anxiety?
Consider where you live and the cultural diversity that is present in that community. Who could you invite to your campus to provide positive cultural role models for your students? If your community is not culturally diverse, do you feel the need to “bring in” culturally diverse people and opinions? Why/why not? Do you feel it is necessary to involve different community entities in your school so that cultural diversity is appreciated?