READING & THINKING STRATEGIES
Personal Response and Evaluation
1. Thomson-Glen states that Canadian teachers often prefer informal relationships with their students. I have found this to be true, because I had the opportunity to study the junior high school in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
I would never forget my first day at Linden Meadows School my teacher Miss Rollins come to me and introduce me and my twin sister to her class very nice and in a very polite way. She just wanted ...view middle of the document...
She did not just wanted a relationship between student-teacher she was always beyond that she was a friend, always shearing cookies, stories and candies to all of us.
2. Thomson-Glen implies that students from some cultures have difficulty asking questions in class. That I found it to be true. As I first arrived to school in Canada, I thought it was supposed to be in an authority relationship between professor and student, as back in Mexico. I was afraid of asking the wrong question. As the time passed I saw the behavior of the other students and they were acting everyday so secure of themselves they were never afraid of asking something they did not understand it, they even ask for some more examples. So, I learned that I needed to be more confident and not afraid of asking, it was just a different way of teaching style in Canada.
3. The words of language are only part of what I have learned in Canada. There are so many other cultural differences I have observed such as; food, religion, attitudes to time and some others. Food is not as spicy in Mexico, we do not take lunch and dinner is at 3pm. Religion is not as rigid as in Mexico. And the attitudes to time here in Canada they are always on time. These are the biggest cultural differences.