Pearls of Wisdom (Part 1)

pearls of wisdom Once many years ago, during one of my classes, a student came up with a new word and I got so surprised because he was a basic level student. So I told him—because I tend to get carried away speaking only English even when I’m teaching basic levels—“ I don’t remember teaching you that word…”, and then he smiled and said, “Oh teacher, you’re not the only one who teaches me words in English’. So, lesson learned (my lesson- because I thought I was the only one guiding his life with pearls of wisdom), I started thinking about what many years later I found out it is called Learner Empowerment. But, I’ll continue this ‘talk’ later because it’s very important to explain how we can empower our students. Then, you may have been asking yourself as a teacher or a student (intermediate level on since this text is in English), why the suspense? why not explain it now? Only because I want this to be food for thought for now!