A Propos - February 2021

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Bold ideas and practical resources for your French classroom

 

Hi educators,

 

The winter doldrums have set in, and the pandemic still is not gone. Life is slower than it was a year ago. What is there to do, then, but get a little meta about selfhood!

 

  • READ - Our blog on Négritude, the 20th-century francophone ideological movement, where self-awareness meets self-expression

  • WATCH - Noires Amériques: Conversations littéraires about diversity, inclusion, and amour propre

  • DO - How about a little self-activity? (Yes, that is really a word, and no, we did not just make it up)

  • TEACH - Well-being, it is more than just the body

  • SHARE - Speaking of self-expression, we are looking for your voice

 

What would you like to see in a future issue? We would love to hear from you

Bon cours,

 

Négritude in Francophone Literature and Thought

New on the Blog: What the Harlem Renaissance was to the United States, Négritude was to the greater francophone world. This blog post explores the movement, its founders, and its influence.

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Esteemed Author Conversations

Centre de la Francaphonie des Amériques presents: Black Americas: Literary conversations. This amazing series includes five conversations with five well-respected black francophone authors, hosted by Haitian poet and Companion of the Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec, Rodney Saint-Éloi. Discussion topics include racism, feminism, gender, soccer, and other influential writers.

Watch
 

The Perfect 5-Minute Exercise Break for Students and Teachers

Staring at a screen all day can be tiring, but moving around a bit is a great mood and energy booster. Check out this article by Michael Linsin at SmartClassroomManagement.com for some great tips on a quick session that will get the blood pumping and the synapses firing.

Exercise
 

Self-Care

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: A great time to try The Perfect 5-Minute Exercise Break (see above) is during a unit on self-care. Check out the healthy mind, healthy body activity in EntreCultures 2, Unité 5, starting on page 252. It asks students to think about and rate their mental and physical health. With subtopics that range from waking and going to bed, to handling stress and eating healthily, maybe it is an activity we should all try!

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