A cool tool for teachers to learn cultural facts about their students at https://culturalatlas.sbs.com.au/intro
Find here authentic culture pictures taken in the USA for use in speaking and writing activities. There are great to compare and contrast to the students’ home lives and to authentically use English. You may use them to talk about mealtimes, families, and more. Find the photos at Photographer Shows How Different Dinnertime Looks Across The USA at https://www.boredpanda.com/weeknight-dinners-usa-lois-bielefeld/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=fbad&utm_term=22+&utm_content=weeknight-dinners-usa-lois-bielefeld
Use this video in your English lessons. Also on the link, clipart and other resources. Find all here at https://ket.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/thanksgiving-thanksgiving-its-okay-to-be-smart/thanksgiving-thanksgiving-its-okay-to-be-smart/
For my international and US teacher friends: A great song expressing the raw feelings of the hurt racism causes. Great to listen to and to share in your English classes abroad and in with K-12 in the USA!
Business people have known this since trade exists. We need to have the same attitude in schools. Read “10 tips for negotiating across cultures” at http://www.management-issues.com/opinion/7056/10-tips-for-negotiating-across-cultures/
How we set up a classroom has a lot to do with the relationships that form in it and the learning that takes place. How do you set up your room? What could we do better? An article published in by TESOL recently reflects on those issues. Read “Creating the right classroom environment fit for ELLs” at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/creating-a-classroom-environment-fit-for-ells/education