Classroom Organization in the Yucatan
The 2013 Classroom Organization in Yucatan program took place in Merida, Mexico during the month of January. Four Graduate School of Education students in the ESL, physics and social studies programs participated. The program focuses on culturally responsive classroom management, specifically analyzing the ways Mexican schools and classrooms are organized and managed and the implications for Mexican American students in U.S. schools.
During the program, participants collaborated with peers in the Administración de Salon de Clase (classroom organization course) at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan and visited several public and private schools. Highlights of our trip included: co-teaching several middle school English classes; visiting two haciendas and learning about the Spanish colonial history in the region; and climbing the restored ruins of the ancient Mayan city at Uxmal.
For information about the one-week, one-credit Classroom Organization in Yucatán Program to be offered in January, 2014, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To read blog entries and see photos from this year’s program, check out the blog at http://coinyucatan2013.wordpress.com.
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